Start a new Holiday Tradition and crochet and donate to the Charity: Hats for the Homeless. You can crochet handmade hats, scarves and gloves to be distributed to the Homeless of NYC.
Hats for the Homeless was created to honor the memory of a generous soul who with his friends, collected and distributed necessary items like hats, gloves and scarves to the homeless living on the streets in New York City. After he passed away suddenly in 1998, Hats for the Homeless was set up and has continued to provide these necessary winter items to the Homeless annually, the weekend before Christmas at St. Francis Xavier’s Soup Kitchen on West 15th Street in NYC.
Hats For the Homeless
His friends and family are carrying on this tradition and you can help in a few different ways. You can either crochet (or knit) a hat, scarf or set of mittens or gloves yourself and mail them directly to the address available on their site HERE:
Or you can request a Holiday Poster from them to be sent to you and you can attach it to any size box you wrap in Christmas paper. Then you choose the location you prefer and set it out at your local Church, Business or Community Center before asking your coworkers, friends and Congregation to help you crochet Hats for the Homeless too. Once your box is full, you can send the box to them at the mailing address above. Request your poster here: Hats For The Homeless
Find out more about Hats For The Homeless on the Website.