Our friend, Donna from Washington reminds us with a lovely note and beautiful hats to celebrate success. She sent us these lovely hats for pediatric cancer warriors, some of the bravest lil’ guys you will ever meet!
Her note reads:
Hello, my friend! Enclosing 25 hats and they are being sent with gratitude for your mission… and your vision created years ago which has turned into such a success!
Vanessa and I were recently reminiscing when we started Knitting Rays of Hope in 2012, when we were trying to quickly loom knit hats while constantly motivating (and slightly pressuring) our small group of kind-hearted work friends to keep creating hats for our newly minted cause. How we longed for the days where hats would just be sent to us so we can have a stock on hand to distribute to the local hospitals — all to spread hope! We saw that if we kept going, just keep our fingers and yarn working that one day this would come- we would be established and have a steady supply. Because we firmly believed that people want to help and be a part of good! And we were Right!! Thank God!
And now we celebrate you for consistently believing in doing good in the world and making our vision of spreading hope a success!
Thank you! We are ever so grateful for our consistent friends who support us and provide a steady supply of hats that will be distributed to spread warmth, love, and hope! Our group of knitters expanded and reside in different states, but all have the common goal of spreading hope.
We owe any success to you– all of you, the consistent knitters, the first time contributors and those who support us with prayer and good thoughts & vibes!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Recently, we gave 132 hats to Melissa, our sweet and dedicated friend, to take to St. Joe’s and CHOC.
We are so grateful for those who made this possible! We are spreading hope and love with these thoughtful items!
Our friend Dee in Pennsylvania sent us a box full of these adorable hats a while back.
Her note reads:
It’s your friend Dee from Pennsylvania.
Selling the house in the city and moving to the more rural retirement community went a lot smoother than we expected and I found my looms quickly. Here is another shipment of hats. As always made in smoke-free, pet free home. Everything is labeled as to fiber content and laundry instructions.
I look forward to your posts and seeing how many people are sharing their wonderful talents.
Keep up the excellent work!
Thank you, Dee! We are so glad your move was not as difficult as expected and that you are settled in your new community! We greatly appreciate your hats and will send them in our next delivery. We are absolutely positive they will bring smiles to everyone’s faces as they did ours!
In honor of his auntie, my son took in 19 adult hats for chemo warriors to the Oncology Unit that Wanda would get her chemotherapy during her battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Wanda passed on 12/27 five years ago, but it seems like yesterday. It’s always a difficult day around here, and as we fought the tears back, we decided to push through, be strong and do things that she loved. One of the things Wanda loved to do, was bringing in hats for chemo warriors. I had just started learning how to loom knit and the hats I made were unquestionably “unique”, but Wanda would always be so kind and encouraging. And the PR piece was almost always her– I was embarrassed – even with this blog as it sometimes seemed like we were bragging or tooting our own horn. But she would ask- how can you raise awareness or make changes if nobody knows? In her kind, patient but firm nature, Wanda pushed me to improve my hat making skills and to grow Knitting Rays of Hope.
Bryan took in chemo hats for adult chemo warriors at Kaiser in Ontario.
And with this last delivery for 2017, we are proud to say we have delivered 6,118 hats to chemo warriors and babies in the NICU! We are so grateful for your continued support and generosity! Thank you for making this world better and for spreading love and hope!
Over the weekend, we gave 183 hats to our good friend, Melissa to take into the NICU and CHOC.
56 Chemo Hats for Pediatric Chemo Warriors
127 Hats for Babies in the NICU
We have more hats, that we are getting labeled for another delivery just before Christmas!
Thank you for helping us spread love and hope!
A while ago, we received a box full of these lovely gifts from Cricket in New Jersey.
Cricket sent a note that reads:
I am sending more hats and lap afghans. I am sure that you will get them to anyone that needs them.
These will be included in our Christmas delivery that we are currently preparing.
Thank you so much!
Earlier this month, our good friend, Becky sent us a box full of these adorable hats of all different colors, sizes, stitches and styles!
Her note reads:
Sorry this has taken me so long to get these to you! I just kept thinking I would add a few more & then I would send it!
Well I guess I need to stop or it will never get sent! 🙂
I’m already starting on the next box! Hope you are all doing well!
Thank you so much for all your hard work & giving me this opportunity!
God Bless You All!
We are so grateful and completely understand wanting to keep adding a few more hats! These hats are adorable and we can see that each one is made with extra care and thoughtfulness! We are sure that these will spreading love and hope!