We are truly grateful for all of you— you make us a great and loving community, who spread hope and love into this world!
We are blessed to be able to put our love into action! And only because of your continued support, knitted contributions, donated time, kind words, thoughtful encouragement, and donations, we are able.
We hope that your holiday is full of love and hope, some delicious food, laughter, hugs, and fun!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
When it comes to friends, always choose quality over quantity.
One real friend who stands by you during tough times is worth a hundred who are only there for the good times!
We are so glad you are part of our community… so happy that you choose to be part of a small community on the mission of making this world a better place!
We greatly appreciate your support, positive thoughts and encouraging words.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Our friend, Donna from Washington reminds us with a lovely note and beautiful hats to celebrate success. She sent us these lovely hats for pediatric cancer warriors, some of the bravest lil’ guys you will ever meet!
Her note reads:
Hello, my friend! Enclosing 25 hats and they are being sent with gratitude for your mission… and your vision created years ago which has turned into such a success!
Vanessa and I were recently reminiscing when we started Knitting Rays of Hope in 2012, when we were trying to quickly loom knit hats while constantly motivating (and slightly pressuring) our small group of kind-hearted work friends to keep creating hats for our newly minted cause. How we longed for the days where hats would just be sent to us so we can have a stock on hand to distribute to the local hospitals — all to spread hope! We saw that if we kept going, just keep our fingers and yarn working that one day this would come- we would be established and have a steady supply. Because we firmly believed that people want to help and be a part of good! And we were Right!! Thank God!
And now we celebrate you for consistently believing in doing good in the world and making our vision of spreading hope a success!
Thank you! We are ever so grateful for our consistent friends who support us and provide a steady supply of hats that will be distributed to spread warmth, love, and hope! Our group of knitters expanded and reside in different states, but all have the common goal of spreading hope.
We owe any success to you– all of you, the consistent knitters, the first time contributors and those who support us with prayer and good thoughts & vibes!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
As we prepare to jump into the new year, we hope that you will bring all the joy from 2017 with you! We wish you abundant hope, love, and good health!
We are wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas that is filled with hope, love and laughter!
Today we are celebrating our 5 Year Blogiversary!
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!
We want to wish everyone a wonderful Easter! We hope that your Easter is filled with love and family time.
These are the special creations we delivered just for Easter. Thank you to everyone who supports us! We couldn’t do it without you.
~Vanessa and Pali
Our good friend, Donna, from Washington, recently received a box full of 25 hats for children, toddlers and babies in bright, cheery colors that will most definitely brighten up many faces with smiles.
Donna includes a lovely note that reads:
Happy New Year! You will find 25 hats in this box- from the tiny to the large and in between.
There were made with Love and Joy too!
Blessings to you for all you are doing in the world.
We are so blessed to have such generous and supportive friends that believe in Knitting Rays of Hope! I especially appreciate Donna’s words of encouragement in email and her steadfast support! Sometimes her words are just what I need to keep going with our efforts. They are truly positive and inspirational when doubt creeps into my mind.
Thank you so much!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!! Wishing you the happiest of times spent with family and loved ones. Be safe and cherish these wonderful days!
~Vanessa & Pali
Thank you for participating in the Pajama/Book Charity Drive! I am proud to say that we will be able to contribute 23 pajamas, sizes ranging from 18 year old teenagers to 1 year old babies, and 5 books. Some of us have donated financially to the Pajama Program as well.
I dropped off the pajamas and books tonight at a drop-off site for the Pajama Program, and they will be going to to the kids of Operation SafeHouse in Riverside.
From the Pajama Program Mission
Every child has the right to a good night. Yet, thousands of children across the United States will go to sleep tonight and their bedtime will be missing something.
They may be feeling alone and afraid, in a bed that isn’t theirs, in a shelter that isn’t a home or with families who wish they could give them more.
Thank you so much for being such charitable, thoughtful and caring folks.