JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THIS WONDERFUL CAUSE
ASK US ABOUT OUR CHARITY REWARDS CARD FOR THIS WORTHY CAUSE
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE SHOP
WE WILL ACCEPT HATS AND PURCHASED SKEINS OF YARN ONLY
ALL OTHER YARNS TO BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THE ALLEN AGENCY
CHEMO CAPS FOR KIDS
We are teaming up with the Allen Insurance and Financial Agency in Camden for a charity cause
The Allen Agency has contacted us to pair up for a year-round fundraiser
The Cashmere Goat will be a primary source for your supplies
Here is their message
A single handmade hat is a powerful demonstration of kindness and compassion for a sick child. Multiply that by hundreds of people knitting and crocheting and, the results is, literally, thousands of such special moments for children who feel the joy of knowing that someone has given a gift handmade with love and care.
Employees at Allen Insurance and Financial are participating in the Chemo Caps for Kids program started by our colleagues at Commonwealth Financial Network, our broker-dealer partner in Boston.
If you would like to:
• Knit/crochet a cap …
• Donate yarn …
• Help coordinate donations of caps or yarn …
… Please call Kim Edgar at 230-5831.
This is an ongoing project. There are no deadlines. Hats will be donated to Boston area hospitals. We are reaching out to Pen Bay, Maine Medical Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center to see if our donations can stay closer to home.
• Handmade - knit, crochet, sewn. loom, machine knit
• New, unworn
• Baby, Toddler, Children, Pre-Teens and Teens
• Washable fibers and fabrics (preferred)
• "Soft” means comfort to a bald sensitive head
Avoid wool, mohair or afghan-type acrylic yarns; they don't soften enough for a stressed head. Seamless hats made with lightweight yarns and fabrics are ideal year-round and make good sleep caps.
Fleece, heavier yarns and fabrics are best for late fall and winter. (Please send heavier weight hats in the August - October timeframe, so we can get them to centers while the weather is crisp and cold.)
• Baby - 6 to 12 months - Head Circumference: 16"-17"
• Toddler - preschooler (12 months - 3 years) - Head Circumference: 18"-19"
• Child (3 - 10 years) - Head Circumference: 19"-20.5"
• Pre-teens and Teens - Head Circumference: 20.5"-21"
Berroco Pima 100
Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino
All Berroco Vintage
All Done Roving Yarns (Maine yarn)
Any sock yarn
Many pattern choices on Pinterest - A few patterns for your reference:
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