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 www.goodgoes.org
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 www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org
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.
SuperBowl Scarves www.indianapolissperbowl.com/super-scarves
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.