Hats For A Purpose Year Four

Hat for a PurposeEven though it is far from chilly, I get excited when the first of the hand crafted hats for children start rolling in.  I can imagine the faces of the children who will wear these warm, cozy and colorful hats when the weather is cold and windy.  For the past several years we’ve collected and distributed over 1500 hats to children locally, and not so locally too.

My friend Cathy and the Northern Lake George Rotary Club just sent me 40 of her beautifully made hats.  I just love the colors and designs she selects.  We’ve also just received our preemie hats – tiny gems to keep the babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Albany Medical Center warm and safe.

For those of you reading about Hats For A Purpose for the first time, we collect and distribute handmade winter hats for children.  Who makes the hats?  Anyone who likes to knit, crochet or loom.  They come from as close as neighbors down the street to towns around the upstate New York area.  We’ve gotten hats from Arizona, Georgia and even Canada.  Where to the hats go?  Schools, churches, community centers and groups that clothe children for the winter.  If someone needs a hat for a child we are here to help.

I’d also like to find a more meaningful way to display the hats if anyone has any ideas.

Hats July 2014





Filed under Doing Good, Making A Difference

5 responses to “Hats For A Purpose Year Four

  1. Susan Austin

    I will be making a few for you while we are camping. Do you need any particular sizes? Now that I know what I am doing with them.

    Hope you are feeling better? We missed you yesterday.

    Sent from my iPad Susan A Austin District 7190 Rotary International District Governor 2013-14


  2. Susan Austin

    I have an old shoe rack that should work. It is round and would show off the hats beautifully. I’ll show you when you come over for the party on the 26 th or sooner if you would like.

    Sent from my iPad Susan A Austin District 7190 Rotary International District Governor 2013-14


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