Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Charity Projects

Well, vacation is over. What will you do now?

The 2 hats in the photo have been donated to our own designated "good will" project. For the last couple of years we have been making hats in January for the dental team's Carla to take with her to Guatemala. These are for children who need dental operations that they would not normally get. I think of them as smile hats: happily smile for the camera wearing your new hat and your new smile. We ask that the hats be colorful and a 12- 14" circumference. If you want to donate, send the hats this month to

Diane Halpern, 191 W. Hutchinson Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Caps for Good
This is a continuation of the original Caps for the Capitol Campaign that sends preemie size hats with medical kits to new or almost new mothers in impoverished circumstances. We've been donating for the last couple of years. It's a good idea to include a $10 check with the hat, otherwise the hat waits for funds to show up before being sent. We will probably send our hats as a group.

Special Olympics Scarves
We participated in the scarves campaign for the 2009 winter Special Olympics. The idea has caught on and now they would like to have scarves for each participant in the winter Special Olympics 2011. We will also send our scarves as a group on this project. PA wants the scarves sent by Jan 29 to arrive by Feb 5.

This feels like a steal from the special olympics. But they want scarves for their volunteers to match their uniforms: so any knitters/crocheters who can't be there can participate. Not my cup of tea, but if you're a football fan, it may appeal to you.

1 comment:

pldrake said...

WalMart in Cranberry Twp carries the 2 colors of Red Heart Yarn called for the Special Olympics scarves: "Blue" and "Turqua." I found it there last night @ $2.29 per skein.

Diane was kind enough to order the yarn online after she could not find those colors either at JoAnn's or Michael's. Ask her about buying some of the yarn she ordered.

WalMart seems to be the only store option, but check to make sure your local WalMart carries yarn. The Cranberry WalMart is a "Super Store."