Featured Charity of the Month – June 2017 – Halos of Hope
This month our Featured Charity, Halos of Hope, is being presented by Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude.
Please read on to learn more about Halos of Hope 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 important cause near and dear to you. ♥ Rhondda
Halos of Hope
Guest Post from Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude
I became involved with Halos of Hope a few years ago when I was teaching on the national circuit. I was immediately smitten with the founder Pam Haschke and her story of surviving cancer. The way she then dedicated herself to providing comfort for others that are fighting for their lives enduring cancer treatments is undeniably inspirational.
It seems like such a small thing, a squishy soft hat that you can crochet in an evening – but the impact on someone that is under treatment is immeasurable. It could provide them with their first comfortable night’s sleep, or walk out in public with their head held high.
I like how Halos of Hope is dedicated to helping locally as much as possible – their hats go to over 450 different cancer centers nationwide! And what’s great is that not only is crochet welcomed but also knit, sewn, loom, and machine knitted are too!
Here is a link to one of my FREE crochet hat designs so you can join in and help provide comfort too!!
Calvarium Skullcap by Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude
How We Can Help!
There are a number of ways we can help Halos of Hope. From donating caps to donating funds to help cover the cost of shipping the hats to those in need. Included below are some helpful links you can follow to provide donations and support to Halos of Hope.
Donate Caps! Read their Cap guidelines HERE. Information is included about yarn and fiber choices, sizes and styles and types of hats and head covers they would love to receive. Donations are accepted year-round and for multiple purposes (like sleep-caps and hats to wear outside).
You can also help by donating toward the cost of shipping the hats to those in need:
Sponsor Shipping For A Box of Hats
Donate! (just $1 sends 3 hats!)
Keep it local, find an Angel Ambassador near you! Local Angel Ambassadors work within specific geographical locations to coordinate and assist in the promotion, collection and delivery arrangements of caps and hats within their community. Find a local Angel Ambassador to work with here: http://halosofhope.org/ambassadors/
For more information about Halos of Hope please visit their Website. You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook and Ravelry.
About The Crochet Dude
Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude is a lifelong crocheter dedicated to moving the craft forward while honoring the amazing crocheters from generations before him. Drew became involved with Halos of Hope in 2012 when he had his head shaved onstage raising over $20,000 to provide comfort, going on to win the Halos of Hope Man of the Year award two years in a row. In 2016 Drew joined the Halos of Hope board of directors.
Find and Follow Drew on his Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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Hi Jess, Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I always wonder if anyone is reading posts on the page that are not ‘specifically’ free patterns so I do appreciate you letting me know you are there and reading 🙂 Thank you again!! Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda
Thank you for spotlighting a charity every month!!! I don’t always say anything lol but I ALWAYS read and appreciate the information as I always look for new ways to keep my hooks and hands going! Just wanted to let you know that I think it’s great what you’re doing!