Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Project #36: Nebraska, Hats For Hope

This project officially runs from Jan. 15, 2013 to Feb. 15, 2013 (I am posting early so you can begin early if you like…)

 This month, we are joining with Nebraska Hats for Hope initiative. From their group: “The inspiration for this group stems from Emily’s Hats For Hope Initiative located in Morristown, New Jersey. Emily’s Hats For Hope Initiative is an organization that was founded by a 17 year old from New Jersey. This is how Emily wanted her project to evolve. She wanted her concept to be duplicated by people all over the world so that more people could benefit from a warm hat, mittens, gloves, scarf or afghan. Emily set out to show the world that teens can make a difference in the world.”

So, for this project, we will be making items for the VA Hospital in southern midtown Omaha, which serves over 200 homeless vets year-round, providing them with a place to do laundry, receive a hot meal, as well as receive other services as needed. They are always in need of warm WASHABLE hats for the vets.

For this challenge, there are just a few things to keep in mind: Please use acrylic yarns that are washer/dryer safe. Most of these vets are men, so gender-neutral colors are preferred.

You can mail items to: Nebraska Hats For Hope Initiative PO Box 6093 Omaha, NE 68106 - 6093 Please remember to attach the Sharing Our Gifts tag to each item sent. You can find them in the top left sidebar where it says: Printable Tags to attach to donations.

Happy creating!


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