Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I need your help to make 250 hats!

This is something extremely close to my heart! I'm teaming up with my local Ronald McDonald House RMCH, here in Toledo, Ohio, to make 250 preemie crocheted hats! Yes....I said 250!

If you're like me, you want so desperately to help...someone...but you don't know what to do or where to go!

When I called the RMCH I asked if my donating a few hats to parents and their little ones would help. With excitement, they said it would help! They told me the majority of children they treat/help are premature babies.

I asked what the average head circumference of these babies. I was told the size of a peach!!!! These babies are only 12 inches on average! I had such a lump in my throat and an overwhelming desire to do this!

I have never seen a baby that small! My first born, Jaxon, was 5 weeks premature and weighed 4 pounds 11ozs. Well, these babies are only 1-2 pounds!

The RMCH told me they see about 200 babies a year and I'm determined to make at least 250!

So the plan is to make 125 little girl hats and 125 little boy hats.

Here's where you come in...
If you would like to help, please donate a $1. This donation will go toward purchasing all the materials, mainly 100% cotton yarn, to make these hats. You can donate more, but only a dollar is needed. No more, no less!

I will keep you up to date on how many hats I have made and how much is donated.

Once I have complete these hats, I'm moving on to the next Ronald McDonald House...perhaps in your area!


Please email me with any questions:


Shannon said...

jenel you are amazing!! i would love to donate!!

simplyjcrochet said...

OMG! Shannon, THANK YOU for your have brought tears to my eyes...Thank you! I'm going to post the pics of the hats on my blog in a sec.

Thanks again!!!!!

Knock On Wood said...

I donated a dollar for each week my son was in the NICU. Thank you so much for doing this!

Marina said...

just put in a little donation...sorry not much..but really commend you for what you are doing.God bless your efforts!


MJ (Hoppin' over from SITS)