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Special Delivery in May

Our sweet friend, Melissa picked up our delivery for May, which consisted of 50 hats for children cancer warriors at CHOC and 141 baby items for St. Joseph’s.

May delivery of hats

The delivery for St. Joseph’s will be just in time for all the new moms on Mother’s Day!  We were able to donate 3 blankets & matching baby hat sets, along with 135 other baby hats of various sizes, colors and styles.

We greatly appreciate everyone who made this special delivery possible and are so amazed that our grand total of hats delivered is 5,147!  We are so appreciative of everyone on our team– you make a difference!

Thank you!
~Pali

 

5 Year Blogiversary!

Today we are celebrating our 5 Year Blogiversary!

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When we first began this journey, we had no idea that 5 years later we would still be going strong. It really is an amazing feeling to look back at how we have contributed to others and helped make their days a bit brighter. We are proud that we have done our part to give back to our community and we are so proud to have made and met so many wonderful friends on this journey.  As we have said before, we could not have done this without the support of our friends. A big shout out to everyone who made it possible for Knitting Rays of Hope to provide 4,956 hats to NICU babies and Cancer Warriors these past 5 years. Here is to another wonderful 5 years to come filled with continued friends, new friends, and Rays of Sunshine!
~Vanessa

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Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays Everyone!!! Wishing you the happiest of times spent with family and loved ones. Be safe and cherish these wonderful days!
~Vanessa & Pali

 

 

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Wisdom from Jimi Hendrix

My father-in-Law often gave us wisdom in simple, yet profound terms, and this was one of his favorite quotes.

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Castles made of sand will fall into the sea, eventually- Jimi Hendrix

In this day of social media, fake and attention seeking culture, this is a great reminder to build strong and sustainable foundations for yourself, family, and relationships.

Have a fantastic day!
~Pali

82 Hats for Children Chemo Warriors

Our Ambassador of Hope, Melissa recently took these hats for children chemo warriors at CHOC.

82 hats for children chemo warriors

Some of these hats were given to us by friends in July, but we are now delivering them as the weather cools down slightly in California.  I am positive that these will bring hope and love to our pediatric chemo warriors!

Our grand total to date is now 4,219 hats delivered! We are so excited to see how far Knitting Rays of Hope has grown!    We hope that we will be able to sustain this volume to keep all our local hospitals loved and warm.  We thank each and every one of our team members who helped make this possible!  We are blown away by how  creative, generous and caring all of you are- striving to make a difference in our world!  Keep spreading hope!

Thank you!
~Pali

Rock Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

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In 2012, 2 days after Christmas we lost my funny and strong sister-in-law to this horrible disease and we have missed her every day since 12/27/12.  I made these hats in honor of Wanda and her brave fight with pancreatic cancer.  I hope to continue making purple hats all month long!

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Crocheted hat for a teenager

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Some facts about Pancreatic Cancer from pancan.org

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