January 2019 was our first month as a group. I can’t believe in such a short time what blessings have happened in our group. Besides the 65 hats we donated to the kids at the local women’s shelter, we donated 150 NICU baby hats to local hospitals and 25 activity books to the children’s hospital.
One member donated 33 red baby hats to a local hospital to be worn on Valentine’s day and was featured on their Facebook page.
The baby hats will be an ongoing project for our group. I have a tote that we will fill with baby hats and once full, we will bring them to the hospital. Baby hats are super easy to make. The loom is so small, you can take your project with you on the go.
Not only did the kids, teens and adults loom knit baby hats, but the kids also helped make activity books for children at the hospital. Each activity book contains 4-5 basic coloring pages with a colorful cover decorated by our kids. Each book has 3-4 crayons taped to each book. While the children at the hospital are waiting in the waiting rooms and such, they can have one of these activity books as their own to color and keep.
The hospital’s requirement is to use either pages from a basic coloring book, or print outs that are half sheet sized 5.5 x 4.25 inches. We would love to make more of these books on a regular basis. It is a good way for our kids to help us craft blessings. If you’d like to help us by donating paper, crayons or ink for our printer, we have an Amazon wish list of these items and more: http://a.co/gxuv6jj. Any items will be shipped directly to me for use in the group.
The kids had fun coloring the cover pages and helping to assemble the books. It was a great way for the kids to learn what it means to bless others. As my kids were helping me, we talked about how the kids at the hospital would feel when they got their own activity book.
I encourage you to contact your local hospital and find out what items they need and their requirements for the items.
Baby hats are super easy to make! Here is my video tutorial to help you get started in blessing others.