Saturday, December 27, 2014

Such a busy time of year for everyone so Peggy delivered the 19 Christmas, 2 Chanukah, and 40 general hats alone on 12/23 to some very appreciative nurses at Kaiser Walnut Creek.  They reiterated how thoughtful our group is to donate hats.  We are the only ladies who knit hats for Walnut Creek Maternity. They were also pleased that two of the hats were designated for Chanukah since two Jewish babies were born last night.  Also, welcome Melanie,  a new "silent" member of our knitting group.  She loomed several hats for both St. Anthony's and baby hats just now.  Melanie travels a lot so you may not meet her anytime soon but we thank her so much for her contributions!

Friday, December 19, 2014

St Anthony'd delivery

Karing Knitters, Peggy, Harriet, Barbara, and Ann delivered a total of 86 scarves and hats (37 scarves and 49 hats) to St. Anthony's for the Homeless in San Francisco on 12/18/14.  The organizer was very pleased to receive the donations and we told her that we have donated every year since the program started 5 years ago.  She showed us the area (in their new building across the street from the former site) where the donations are sorted and combined with toiletries and a touching Christmas note written by volunteers to give to the homeless on Christmas Day.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bravo Livermore knitters

We applaud the knitters of Livermore CA who collectively yarn bombed 37 trees in a 2 block stretch of their downtown.  All pieces are to be donated to the local pet shelter after being removed. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We collectively made 60 baby hats, 9 of which are Halloween themed, for the new babies at Kaiser Walnut Creek. Peggy delivered the hats on Oct. 27th, just in time for Halloween. As usual, the nurses were very appreciative when she brought them the donation.  Four of the nurses immediately selected hats for the babies who were just delivered.  Coincidentally, they chose one of each of the hats we fun!  The nurses again said how appreciative they are of our donations and that we are the only group who donates to them.  They said that the new Moms LOVE the hats.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We are so proud of our founder and fearless leader -
Peggy Fleming.
 (front row center wearing gray suit)

Six Bay Area Volunteers were selected by the SF 49ers Public Relations team as recipients of their Community Quarterback awards which included a luncheon ceremony MC'd by former quarterback Steve Bono, an autographed football, plaque, tour of Levi Stadium and we will be honored on the field at the Sunday pre-game from 12:45 - 1p.m. It will be televised. Youth Homes, the agency that I volunteer for, will receive a $1,000 check

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Whooopie - We Karing Knitters are celebrating our 4th birthday!  We are proud to announce that we have made and donated almost 1200 hats and over 400 scarves.  We did so while enjoying each other's company and some great coffee.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July hat delivery

The Karing Knitters delivered 88 baby hats, 16 of which were 4th of July themed,  to Kaiser on 7/1/14.  As usual, the nurses were thrilled since their hat basket was empty.  They said that when they bring in one of our hats to show the Moms during their  labor, they smile, realizing that this will be worn by their baby. Another nurse said that they are blessed and so grateful to have us knitting hats for the babies. They truly appreciate our efforts.
Kudos to all of us!!! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chemo Hats

One of our knitting/sewing members, Jan, donated some fabric to the Karing Knitter's Group and Barbara made chemo hats adorned with handmade flowers.  Pictured here are Anne and Barbara wearing two of the hats.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pre-Easter delivery

 Jan, Barbie, and Peggy delivered a total of 96 hats to Kaiser on 4/15/14, (71 baby and 25 chemo hats).  The three of us took turns modeling the chemo hats.  Barbara, a Chemo Staff member was very grateful for  the hats since they receive so few donations.  She said that the ladies would have a great time selecting their favorite colors from our donation.
  The Maternity Nurses were equally excited about the large donation since they only had 1 St. Patrick's Day hat left over from our last donation.  One of the nurses said that the Mom's often keep our hats as keepsakes from Kaiser.  We donated several Easter hats which the nurses are displaying in the picture.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hat Delivery for St Pat's Day

Peggy delivered 88 hats, 18 of which were knitted for St. Patrick's Day,  to Kaiser Maternity on 3/14/14.  As usual, the nurses were thrilled to receive the donations.  The nurse pictured on the phone had just received a call to head to the operating room for a C-Section, so her thanks to us for the hat donations was brief but very nice.  She said the patients are very appreciative of these gifts.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Delivery

Peggy went solo on 2/10/14 to deliver 58 baby hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek.  Twenty-four of the hats had Valentine designs.  There seemed to be an abundance of nurses at the desk when Peggy arrived and they were so thrilled with the donation.  One of the regular nurses said, "yah!  the hat lady is here".  (We are the only group that knits baby hats for the newborns).  The nurses all discussed which babies were being born, including a set of twin girls, who were given the white hats with red hearts on them.  All of the nurses huddled over the bag of hats to select just the perfect hat for "their" baby. The nurses liked the idea of our making two or more of the same design since they have many multiple births.