Our friend Michelle, from Bakersfield, California sent us another package of hats– all different colors, styles, and sizes.
Michelle also wrote us a note that reads:
Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your amazing organization. Thank God for people like you– spreading kindness simply because you can. Blessings to you and everyone who receives these hats.
Thank you, Michelle, for your consistent contributions and willingness to help make items to spread hope and love. We are so grateful for our community and it’s because of people like you that we are able to spread hope, love, and warmth!
With the holiday spirit, we were able to give 394 items to spread hope in December! We donated 110 hats for babies in Orange County St. Joe’s Hospital, 153 hats & 12 scarves to a local homeless shelter and 110 chemo caps, 11 booties, and 3 shawls to CHOC!
110 hats for babies
153 hats to the Homeless Shelter
105 Hats for Pediatric Chemo Warriors
3 shawls & 11 booties
We are so appreciative of how great you guys are to us- it’s because of you that this was possible! With this delivery, I am blown away to be able to say that our counts are now 9,280 total to date!
We hope each and every one of you is warm and loved for the holidays!
Our new friend, Waleska, founder of Misión en Movimiento- Lil’heads Warm & Feet Looking Chic sent us these adorable slippers and shawls.
Her note reads:
Greetings! My name is Waleska, founder of MIsion en Movimienta, Making Lil’ Heads Warm- Fee Looking Chic. I started this mission 5 years ago, sending St. Jude Children’s Hospital crochet beanies and slilppers. Then helping other Missioners with different articles like flip-flops, school supplies and more, reaching countries like India, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
I am feeling very blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of your mission/project.
I started crocheting years ago as a hobby, then learning it was a Call to Help others.
That’s how it turned into a Mission. ❤
I’ll love to keep having the opportunity to crochet for your mission. Count on me if so!
You can look me up on Facebook and see what I do
My Mission Page: Misión en Movimiento- Lil’heads Warm & Feet Looking Chic
My Crochet Page: Awesome Crochet by Wally
Once again, Thank You!
God Bless You All
We are grateful for our friends, new and old, all of you making this community so engaged and marching arm-in-arm to spread hope, warmth, and love, just in time when our world needs it the most!
Thank you! Thank you!
Our good friend, Dee in Pennsylvania sent us a box of these goodies!
Dee included a note that reads:
It’s your friend Dee from Pennsylvania, back again.
Here is another shipment. As always made in smoke-free, pet free home. Everything is labeled as to fiber content.
It is such an honor for me to assist you in continuing your good works.
We appreciate the consistent contributions and support and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Our friend, Debbie, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints in Montebello, California sent us this big box full of hats of all colors, sizes, and styles.
The women of their local units held a humanitarian service event, Hands and Hearts in which they gathered together to make these and donate them to Knitting Rays of Hope.
We are so incredibly grateful that they found us and were moved to donate to spread love and hope into the world!
Here are some pictures as the hats were being made
We are so proud of you!
We received 2 boxes full of hats of all sizes and styles from a teacher and students from New Utrecht High School in New York.
We are so impressed when youth get involved in making a difference in the world- showing compassion and love for strangers is a lesson that few understand until much later in life.
A note from Ms. Liz reads:
Attached you will find 53 hats (20, adults, 16 kids and 17 toddler/baby) made for your organization. I am honored to present you with this contribution on behalf of my students and hope that it will help you in keeping all those in need safe and warm.
I look forward to continue our contributions in the near future. Thank you from myself and my crafting students for giving us the opportunity to be a part of it.
We are so proud of everyone involved and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Our friend, Gail sent us a box full of soft and adorable hats.
Her note reads:
Please accept these 55 hats fro your project. They are all acrylic and made in a smoke-free, pet free environment. They are various sizes.
I hope they meet your needs.
Thank you for all you do!
We are so grateful for your consistent support and dedication to being a blessing to others!
Colleen in Wisconsin sent us these handmade hats.
Colleen included a note that reads:
I hope you can find an organization that will benefit from this donation. I recently started crocheting again. My grandmother taught me when I was a teenager. I find it very relaxing and feel good when others can benefit! My skill level may not by 100% but all these hats were made with 100% love! Thank you for your dedication to community service! You are what makes our country great!
We are so glad you found us and will include these as part of a huge Knitting Rays of Hope delivery that we are preparing right now.
Thank you for sharing your background- how wonderful your grandmother taught you this art that will allow you to make a difference in this world.
Laila sent us these hats for pediatric cancer warriors and babies in the NICU.
Her note reads:
Thank you for coordinating and delivering the hats! It was a pleasure to make them!
We had the great fortune of recently becoming friends with an amazing young lady, Frances. Frances in pursuit of her Girl Scout Gold Award began the project “Warming Hearts.” The gold award is the highest honor that a girl scout can earn and requires that the scout take lead in implementing a plan that will have a sustainable impact on society.
Seeing how Chemo Warriors struggle with keeping warm while receiving chemo treatments firsthand, Frances decided to tackle the problem head-on. She created a strategy to make as many blankets as she could to donate to local hospitals. She designed, advertised, and taught workshops to her community. Through her work, she collected a total of 70 beautiful blankets to donate to Chemo Warriors.
We were fortunate enough to receive these blankets to help spread hope and warmth as proof of Frances’ hard work and dedication. She not only taught her community to make blankets but showed them the power of working together to give to others in need.
Her blankets were designed with all age groups and genders in mind. Some of the 70 total blankets she donated are pictured above. Frances is truly an inspiration and we are so proud to have been part of her journey.
Last week, Frances was awarded her Gold Star award and we couldn’t be prouder of her. We know that this young lady will go on to do more amazing things.