Friday, 17 November, 2017

Volunteers needed to knit red hats for newborn babies

Little Hats Big Hearts - American Heart Association Volunteers needed to knit, crochet special hats for newborns
Ben Pena | 15 November, 2017, 08:38

Thank you for making this program so special and for helping to spread awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects.

The American Heart Association says "Little Hats, Big Hearts" seeks to celebrate babies and empower mothers to live heart healthy lives and help their children do the same. All babies born at participating hospitals during the month of February will receive a hat.

The organization is looking for volunteers from Texas and other states to craft soft, red infant-sized hats to give to babies born at participating hospitals in February.

Calling all knitters and crocheters: The American Heart Association is looking for you. The project has grown to include 660 hospitals in 40 states handing out more than 100,000 hats.

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Completed hats must be mailed to American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce SC 29033.

Volunteers are asked to use only cotton or acrylic yarns of medium to heavy weight. Donations of yarn are also accepted.

"Little Hats, Big Hearts" started in 2014 in Chicago and quickly expanded nation-wide.

If you're good with a needle and yarn, a call has been made for your services to help raise awareness about congenital heart defects.

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