Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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Warming Hearts

 

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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.

Better than Girl Scout Cookies

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We are so overjoyed to receive this shipment of 20 children chemo warrior and NICU sized hats from the Girls Scouts Cadette Troop 5366.  We are told they enjoyed the process of loom knitting for the first time and were excited to make the hats for the children and babies in the hospital.  These girls really did a remarkable job!  I am so happy to see that these young ladies are giving back to the community and finding the joy that is inherit in helping others. It is so important that our children learn the importance of helping others and feel the rewards of giving back. These girls set a wonderful example for others their age.

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The girl scouts are 12 and 13 years old, and they were able to easily create beautiful hats that will be cherished. We love that they considered helping us make a difference and we are truly thankful. We are always open to help, so if you know any other troops or organizations that would like to help us make hats, we would love to speak with you.  Please feel free to contact us. We are always willing to help teach how to make the hats 🙂
~Pali