Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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49 Hats for December Delivery

Last week, Melissa picked up and delivered these 49 hats for the NICU at St. Joseph in Orange County.

2016 NICU Dec Delivery

We are receiving hats from all parts of the country and are grateful to have such a dedicated team to help us spread hope!  With this shipment, our counter is 4,268 hats donated by the Knitting Rays of Hope Team.

know we make a difference in the world by spreading hope to over 4,268 hat recipients and their families.

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Special Delivery to St. Joseph

Our good friend, Melissa recently took these baby items into St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County.  It was a total of 93 items <16 blankets, 3 bootie sets, 1 cocoon and 73 baby hats>.


16 blankets for babies & 3 bootie sets

93 baby items for NICU

73 baby hats and a Sweet Pea cocoon

We are so appreciative that Melissa is willing to help distribute our donations.  She is an integral part of the Knitting Rays of Hope Team and spreading love and hope!  I am also grateful to my daughter who has tagged, photographed and organized all these items in preparation of this delivery!  And finally, I  extremely appreciate all the contributors to make this delivery possible!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Halloween Delivery

Last week, we delivered these treats to the NICU at Ontario Kaiser.


19 hats for Babies in the NICU

Though we had a magnificent October delivery earlier this month, we didn’t want these little Halloween gems to have to wait until next year.  So we pulled together what we had for babies and made a delivery of 19 adorable hats, including the little pumpkins, candy corn and monsters.  We are working on our November delivery, in which we are hoping to focus on our precious children chemo warriors!  We know that making really cute baby hats are fun, quick and easy, but we have been told that our children chemo centers are not as well supplied as we had once thought and are severely in need, especially the older children and teenagers.  So for the next couple of months, if not longer, we are making every effort to fulfill this need and show love for our pediatric chemo warriors.  If you are interested in helping us out, please email us (link).

A nurse at the Kaiser Ontario NICU, Wanda sent us a message on Facebook that said,

I work at the Kaiser Ontario Nicu and just wanted to let you know how much the parents love the Halloween hats. Your hats are always adorable but you have outdone yourselves this time. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much you are appreciated.

We cherish the feedback and greatly appreciate that the parents are loving our hats!  Yay- Team Knitting Rays of Hope!!!

We wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween!

October Delivery of 227 Items

Last week, our dear friend Melissa delivered 227 items for Knitting Rays of Hope.  She delivered 111 items to CHOC, which included 98 hats, 11 scarves and 2 knitted purses for children cancer warriors.  She also took in 116 hats for babies in the NICU at St. Joesph’s in Orange County.


98 hats for children fighting cancer



11 scarves and 2 purses for children fighting cancer

116 hats for babies in the NICU

116 hats for babies in the NICU

We are so proud of our entire team!  With this delivery, we have spread hope & love to over 4,000 families!  I am so proud of each and every one of you; without all of your efforts and love, none of this would be possible.  This month, Jazlyn coordinated the hats for delivery by tagging, photographing and counting them, and Melissa our delivery ambassador was crucial in picking the hats up and then delivering them to both hospitals!  If you contributed your hats to Knitting Rays of Hope, please know how wonderfully awesome you are and the impact you are making in the world!  Special thanks to our team– and what a special team they are!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Judy’s Latest Contributions

Judy recently sent us her latest creations.  We are always grateful for every hat that is sent to us to help spread hope and love!

These will be included in our next delivery to the babies in the NICU.


Thank you!

Gifts from Donna in Alabama

A new friend to us, Donna from Huntsville, Alabama sent these knitted goodies for our babies in the NICU.


Donna’s card reads:

I was excited to find a place to send my baby hats.  I enjoy knitting for relaxation but want my hats to go for a worthy cause.  I appreciate what you do and would love to contribute.

We are so grateful you found us, Donna!  We will include these adorable hats in our next NICU delivery, which will occur soon.  On a side note, my family and I will be making our first visit to Alabama soon and Huntsville is on our itinerary. What a small world!

Thank you so much!


Wonderful Things from Wanda

We recently received this box full of goodies, hats for babies, children who are fighting cancer and even some hat and scarf sets from our good friend, Wanda in Indiana.


Wanda was busy making all these hats for babies in the NICU.


Wanda also kept busy keeping our hat supply for children cancer warriors stocked.


Wanda also made these lovely hat and scarf sets!

These hats and loomed goodies are fabulous!  We are very grateful for Wanda’s donation and know that these items will go a long way in spreading hope!

Wanda’s box included a card that reads:

Greetings from Indiana.  Enclosed are scarves and hats.  I hope they will help you.  I’m so thankful for everything you and your family have done!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


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