Thursday, February 18, 2010
I found a terrific organization today. I was looking for agencies that help with donations to Cancer patients. I personally do not know anyone that has not been touched by Cancer weather if through being a patient, survivor or having family or friends go through the hell brought on by this disease.
The organization is called The Hat Box Foundation
The in the next 5 paragraphs was taken directly from their web page.
Volunteer Knitters and Crocheters
Different from other organizations, Hat Box foundation only distributes hats that are 100% hand-made. We believe something made by human hands contain a special ingredient. It is this ingredient that makes each hat unique and helps to heal the human spirit. Without the generosity of our volunteers, we wouldn’t exist. I
We encourage design creativity and we gladly accept all new, well-crafted hand-knitted or crocheted hats. While we have no pre-determined patterns, please visit our links page for free pattern downloads. Hats can be knitted or crocheted; we just ask that the crochet is more of a tighter stitch so that the hat provides enough coverage for the head. In addition, we ask that the hats be long enough to cover the ears and nape of the neck.
Our recipients include men, women, boys, and girls so hats in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles are appreciated.
As far as yarns go, since our hats are sent to multiple climate zones, we accept all sorts of hat weights. But with Spring just around the corner, lighter weight hats are most appropriate for the warmer months. In addition, we like cotton and acrylic soft yarns since many of our patients have little or no hair (Bernat, Lion Brand, and Simply Soft Caron offer some great lines).
We are a non-profit with limited funds and so we ask all of our volunteers to supply their own yarn. Occasionally we receive yarn donations which are sent back out to the volunteers. If you have any yarn to share, please feel free to send it our way.
You can view their website at http://www.hatboxfoundation.org
Please email me if you know of similar volunteer opportunities to help Cancer Patients.