Just wanted to share a piece of mail we received from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) asking for our greater fiber community’s help. They, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, are collecting red knitted or crocheted baby hats (in December and the first half of January) to be distributed to babies born in hospitals across the country during February, which is American Heart Month. This endeavor is to raise awareness around congenital heart defects–the most common birth defects in the United States.
The AHA/ASA is seeking volunteers who can help them by making some hats to send to hospitals throughout our state. Last year, they had 11 participating hospitals in North Carolina and would like to increase that number this year. With our greater fiber community’s help, the allotted time, and the giving ingenuity of our stash-busting friends, I believe they can (WE CAN) do it.
Attached as an image to this post, you will find the flyer we received asking for our help. It has the baby hat requirements (red, washable fiber, keep it simple, etc.) as well as some additional information. If you’d like to participate, please send hats by January 15 to:
Health Strategies Coordinator
Little Hats, Big Hearts
American Heart Association
3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100
Morrisville, NC 27560
Kacie Kennedy’s flyer also lists her as a contact if you (as part of our greater fiber community across the USA) want your hats to go to a hospital in your state. She will “hook” you up! 🙂
Peaceful stitching with hands and hearts, y’all!