Nov 22, 2013

Knitting For Noggins Arkansas

This Arkansas-based charity collects hats for the Arkansas Children's Hospital each fall and winter season. They will be collecting hats through March of next year, and always need hats for larger kids! Learn a bit more about them below!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
From the website: Help make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Arkansas Children's Hospital! Knit or crochet hats for children of all ages through our Knitting for Noggins program. Knitting for Noggins is one of the many ways you can help make the lives our patients and families brighter. Since the beginning of our program, we have collected over 245,000 hats to keep our kids' heads warm.
HELPFUL HINTS
We will collect hats September 2013 through March 2014. If you mail or bring hats to the hospital, please provide us with an accurate number of hats you are donating by completing a donor form. This helps us keep our hat count accurate. Use your creativity, but bright and colorful hats are always great! And don't forget that we can use boy colors as well as girl colors. Our greatest need is for large hats for school-age kids, teens and adults. We ask that hats be approximately the size of an average cantaloupe or larger.
  • Infant size - at least 16" in circumference
  • Child size - at least 18" in circumference
  • Teenager size - at least 21" in circumference
Due to infection control, all needlework items must be made out of new materials (not recycled items). Handmade hats are preferred, and we ask that no logos be on the hats. We also ask that items be free of any odor or pet hair. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your name, your group's name, or personal information to individual needlework donations. For safety purposes for our kids, please make sure that there are no safety pins and/or straight pins in the needlework donations that you send to us.
MAILING ADDRESS
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Attn: Knitting for Noggins
1 Children's Way Slot 108
Little Rock, AR 72202.

** NOTE: Please fill out their DONOR FORM when sending any hats.

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