This month our Featured Charity is Crochet for Cancer. This is a Charity near and dear to my heart, because like many of you, I lost someone special to me due to this terrible disease. 10 years ago (August 25th) my Dad died from Metastasizing Kidney Cancer.
Although this may not be a local Charity to us all, I hope by sharing it with our friends and family, Crochet for Cancer, will receive the support it needs!
Social media is a powerful tool – let’s use it as a team to get these charities the support they need!
Please read on to learn more about Crochet for Cancer, and how we can help.
If you are unable to help personally, please share this with your friends online – you never know – you may reach someone who is able to make a difference locally! If you would like to contribute too, we encourage you to crochet the featured free pattern this month and donate it to a local charity of your own. ♥ Rhondda
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This month, I would like to introduce you to Crochet for Cancer. You can read the full Crochet for Cancer Story on their “Our Story” page. You will feel the love and faith shine through each word you read. Each hat and cap crocheted and donated is layered with Love, Hope and Prayer.
Crochet for Cancer is responsible for the creation, collection and distribution of Crocheted Chemo Caps to those in need in the United States, Canada and Australia. This is a non-profit, Christian Organization run by Volunteers. Local Chapters have been created across the Country to assist with the collection and distribution of handmade hats to doctors offices, treatment centers and hospitals. These chemo hats are gifted to patients experiencing hair loss due due to chemotherapy and other cancer related treatments.
How can we help?
We can help in many ways, including:
- Crocheting and mailing Chemo Caps to your Local Chapter of Crochet for Cancer
- Donating yarn to a Local Chapter
- Donating other items such as scarves, blankets, prayer shawls, crocheted awareness ribbons
- Donating gift cards to specific retail locations to enable volunteers to crochet chemo caps (see the list of locations here)
- Donating to Crochet for Cancer
- Form your own Local Chapter
Please take a moment to read their Cap Donation Guidelines for specifics about yarns to use, hat sizes needed and recommended stitch patterns and hat lengths.
Beautifully Designed Scripture Cards have been created for you to print and attach to your crocheted chemo caps and they are available free of charge >HERE<
You can join the Crochet for Cancer Community on Facebook too. It is a fantastic and supportive place, filled with Volunteers all working toward the same common goal.
I have a number of free crochet patterns available you can crochet to submit to this Charity. My most recent design which I crocheted specifically for this cause is:
The Simple Cotton Cap
The simple cotton cap pattern is available in sizes preemie to adult large and crocheted using medium weight cotton yarn.
You may also be interested in these free crochet hat patterns:
My other hat patterns can be found >HERE< and many of them (almost all) include base of the earlobe instructions too!
Thank you for visiting us for another Charity of the Month Post.