Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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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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Easter Delivery

We recently gave all hats to our sweet friend, Melissa to take into St. Joseph’s and CHOC, just in time for Easter.   There are 172 hats and booties for babies in the NICU at St. Joseph and 44 hats for pediatric chemo warriors at CHOC.

Delivery of NICU hats for Easter

172 Hats for St. Joseph

hats for children chemo warriors

44 Pediatric Chemo Warrior Hats

We want to thank all of our team to make this delivery possible. We could not have accomplished so much without you guys and are so thankful to know so many wonderful people.  With this delivery, we have donated 4,956 hats to spread hope, love and warmth in our world!  Thank you for making a difference in the world!

If you want to get involved and make a difference, please contact us.

Thank you!
~Pali

Becky’s Easter Blessings

These beautiful hats were sent to us from our friend Becky who has been contributing since 2014.

Her lovely card reads:

I am so thankful for you & your family & all the work you do to help others!  You are an inspiration to me.  Enclosed are 66 hats of all sizes & colors, made with love & prayers to everyone they will touch!  I am so happy to be a part of your outreach & I’ve already started on the next box! 🙂  Thank you & have a great week!
God Bless You!

Thank you Becky and we can’t wait to receive the next box! We couldn’t ask for better friends here at Knitting Rays of Hope. Becky makes the most adorable hats with bows and her stitches are just beautiful. We aspire to create hats like these one day. Thank you Becky for all of your support.

Please stop by Becky’s blog: Blessing through Raindrops and say Hi! Let her know what you thought of her wonderful hats!

~Vanessa

 

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Easter Gifts from Gail

We received the above creations, just in time for our Easter delivery, from our friend Gail. This is Gail’s 3rd contribution to us! Her note read:

Please accept these 40 hats for your project.  Included are 4 bunny hats.  I hope they will be useful.

Thank you Gail for these wonderful hats, they will absolutely be useful. Especially the bunny hats, that will go nicely with our bunny hats we have included for this months delivery. Gail even sent us the cutest hat with a puppy dog and bone on it. That will surely brighten someones day.

As always, we look forward to your next creations.

~Vanessa

 

 

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Hoppin’ with Hope

Easter holds special childhood memories for me, and I made these hats little heads hoping that Easter will also be special for them.

This year, the difference is that these hats are all crocheted, not loomed.

We are planning a huge delivery this weekend, and these will be part of that delivery.  I hope that the recipients of the hats know how much loved they are.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day!
~Pali

 

A Hobby that Makes a Difference in the World

We received a box full of 70 adorable hats form Ceil and Pam in Florida.

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Their note touches our heart with:

We are enclosing 70 hats made with love in a pet free, smoke free environment with acrylic yarn.  We are best friends and neighbors who were looking for some type of hobby to do and chose to make and send these hats to you.  What you are doing is our inspiration and we thank you.

We are so pleased that Pam and Ceil found us at the same moment they were looking for a hobby and chose to make these hats for our little warriors!  We will include these in our next delivery and are certain that these hats will spread hope and love!

Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!
~Pali

Gail’s 2nd Contribution

Last week we received a box from Gail in Bremerton,Washington that was full of soft, cuddly and colorful hats!

Gail’s note reads:

Please accept this shipment of infant and youth hats, for your project.

Included are 14 infant and 12 toddler-youth hats.

They are all made with acrylic yarn in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.

We will definitely include these in our next delivery!  We appreciate your support and generosity; these hats will help us spread love and hope!

Thank you for making a difference!
~Jazlyn

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