(((((((( Hospitals with NNICU units would be a place to start. Ours says that everyone makes caps so they asked for booties, sockies and snowflakes (to give to the parent/s who lose an infant - they put blue or pink ribbon on for the hanger so we didn't have to include one.
Their cancer wards, no doubt, would take caps.
We hailed the coordinators for more specifics before starting anything. After online contacting, the addys and coordinator information became available.
Brandon, Iowa ))))))
a bcLocal hosp
I am looking for a charity looking for preemie caps or cancer caps for
I have also donated caps to our local homeless shelter. They are always happy to get things in many different sizes. They are also thrilled to receive mittens, gloves, scarves, socks and blankets. You might also check to see if there is a woman's shelter near you, they are another place that is thrilled to get anything. Most of their residents have left their homes in such a hurry that even the little things are left behind.
Literally EVERY hospital has a need for infant items, chemo caps, etc.. Likewise there is a massive need by military units and hospitals. Many of our service people in Iraq and Afghanistan are folks who were "activated" or "re-activated"...in most cases their income level dropped drastically. There is also a huge need for Helmet Liners. If you simply google "Helmet Liner Pattern" you will get results with instructions, fiber requirements and where the liners can be sent. Our troops, and our allies need these items! Knitted wool socks are another very sought after item for troops..yes even in tropical climates wool socks are needed to line the combat boots that soldiers wear..they absorb sweat and actually help to keep the feet cool and healthy. Not to mention, a soldier serving in a war torn country would be delighted to receive a pair of hand knit socks or a helmet liner from "back home".
Clinics that offer kidney dialysis are always in need of afghans or lap blankets.
If you have yarn, can knit or crochet..there is ALWAYS a need!
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