Wednesday, December 23, 2015
On December 14th we delivered 100 hats and 48 scarves to St. Anthony's in San Francisco. We were delighted to be given a tour of the entire facility. We saw their computer training area, their hospital including children's wing, and clothing service, as well as their very famous kitchen. Our first contribution was to a gentleman in need on our Bart train over to the city.
Much to our delight, St. Anthony's even honored us by posting our picture and a short article on their own Facebook page.
Melanie, one of the Karing Knitters donated a few loomed hats to Shelter Inc., a non-profit agency that helps low income families and others with major life challenges in Contra Costa County find housing, jobs, other needed services. Kudos to Melanie for adding another charity to our list donation sites.
This year, for the Holidays, we wanted to share our knitted and loomed hats with a variety of organizations. One of our knitters, Barbara, is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of retired and active teachers. One of their causes is to donate to Ruby's Place, a women's shelter in Hayward. We included 50 hats and 20 scarves in their gift bags. Spreading the wealth, makes us all happy that we can contribute and make lives happier, during this time of need.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Last night, Dec. 15, 2015, Peggy delivered 10 beanies to the Youth Homes After Care Youth at their Christmas Party, (last two pictures) One girl had such a tough time deciding which hat to take that she asked if she could keep both..a huge compliment to Melanie! The youth were very grateful for the donation.
Peggy and Melanie delivered 31 loomed hats (mostly made by Melanie) on Dec. 16th to two Youth Homes Residential facilities plus gave 7 beanies to the ladies in charge of the kids living in foster families (1st picture below). They were all thrilled with their gifts and even the staff members wanted to keep one for themselves too!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
On Dec. 7th, just in time for the beginning of Chanukah, Peggy delivered 3 Chanukah themed hats and 15 Christmas hats to Kaiser maternity, Walnut Creek. The nurses were elated and promised to save the Christmas hats for Dec. 24th and 25th. They are always so grateful for our donations since we are the only group that knits for them. We know that the babies will feel so festive in the beanies we knitted for them.