Thursday, August 12, 2004

Rockn-Noggins hat drive

I am collecting hats to be distributed to University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Veterans Hospitals at Wade park and Brecksville all in Ohio. They will be given to paients who either from chemo therapy, an illness or due to medication are experiencing hair loss. I will accept any kind of hat or head covering. Many of the people receiving the head gear are very ill, so all must be new with tags on if purchased from a store (hospital rules). Store bought hats, knitted, crocheted, scarves, bandanas, do-rags or anything can be used to cover a head would be greatly appreciated. It doesn't matter if it's for men, women, teens or children, all are needed.

I told a few people last week I was collecting hats and the whole thing snowballed. The way things sit right now it looks like it's getting big. A couple of motorcycle groups are interested in participating. A local eatary has offered their establishment as a staging area and a luncheon after distribution. A couple of radio stations may also get involved. I am also seeking donations for prizes to be raffled off. I would like to be able to include the "Heart Association, Kidney, Diabetes and Arthritis Foundations and maybe a few others if I can get enough prizes donated. I'll let you know what happens.

A few weeks ago I purchased a DVD titled "The Art of Knitting". It's a great tool for experienced and novice knitters alike. It has a stitch library, knitting resource guide, and in-depth how to's to get you started if you don't know how or need a refresher course. ( just in case you are interested) Any way, I got another one in the mail today. I called the company and told them I received a second by mistake. I explained to them about the hat drive and they said I could use it as a raffle prize. They also told me that the hat pattern that comes with the DVD may be used as a pattern for the hat drive. (What nice people) :)

I will be collecting hats through November 12th 2004. Hats to be distributed on the motorcycle run need to be received by September 17th 2004. Motorcycle distribution will be September 25th 2004. Final distribution for hats collected after the run is set for November 2004.

I will be posting a mailing address in a few days so stay tuned.


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