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200 Chemo Caps donated to local chemo patients

29 of the 200 hats donated.

In our second month as a group, we loom knitted hats for patients going through chemo. Most of the hats are being donated to our local oncology centers. A few were donated directly to individuals in need. My car is packed and ready to bring the bulk of the hats that have not yet been delivered. I will be taking them to the local oncology center tomorrow morning. I have no words right now to describe how honored I feel to have such caring ladies, men, teens and even young kids around me. People that are giving their time to loom knit these hats. I expected we would have a large number of hats, but 200? And how exactly did we get exactly 200? Last month we had exactly 150 NICU baby hats and exactly 25 activity books. I had to recount each several times to make sure I wasn’t wrong.

I had each person turn in their donations in plastic bags, so I wasn’t able to get a photo of all of them together, but you can still imagine what 200 hats looks like. WOW!

Each of the hats were placed in their own bags to keep them clean. I wanted to put a card with our group info in each, but the cards are not here yet. Instead, I made stickers and put one on each of the bags.

Here are some of the chemo hats being tagged.

Here are the ones that are going to be delivered tomorrow. These boxes are huge! I should have had my kids stand by the boxes to show the sizing. Say a prayer for each and every one that will be receiving these blessings.

Just some of the chemo hats boxed and ready to be delivered.

I encourage those that are following our journey to reach out to your local community and see how you can help. No matter where you live, there is probably a cancer center within driving distance. If not, there are places that you can mail them to their location.

If you’d like to help us by donating items needed for our blessings, we have an Amazon wish list of these items: Any items will be shipped directly to me for use in the group.

Chemo caps are super easy to loom knit! Check out my YouTube channel for tutorials, here is one of my most popular ones:

Blessings to all, Bridget
Loom Knitting

March 2019 Project: Operation Gratitude

We are doing several projects for our donations to Operation Gratitude this month. Each year, they send hundreds of thousands of Care Packages to those who serve our country. If you go to this page of their website, you will see all the ways that you can help out with the care packages and requirements on each of these projects we are working on.

Either a hat or a scarf is put into each care package during colder months. We have been working on hats for our February project, so any of those designs will work for this month as well. I will be adding a few more to my YouTube channel throughout the month. I have also designed some scarf patterns as well. Here is one of my favorites:

Hurdle stitch scarf design for this month’s donations.

In hotter months, they include a cool tie in the care packages instead of a hat or scarf. These are easy to sew. You can purchase the crystals from a link they provide to fill the cool ties. You can make 5 cool ties from 1 yard of fabric.

In every care package they put several cards to the service person. Thanks to a generous donation from one of our members, we are using blank cards to create cards for the care packages. These will be a great way for our kids to get involved as well.

Teens, kids and adults will also get to make Paracord Bracelets. According to their website: Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. We include them in our Care Packages because they’re both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to our Troops and First Responders.

They have a video on how to make the bracelets, both for left and right handed people to follow. Paracord can be purchase from Amazon.

I hope you will consider following along with one of these projects or one of the other ways you can help out listed on their website and mail them your donations.

Blessings to all, Bridget