As of September 1, 2019
Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:
- Baby blankets and hats, as we have been asked to supply Capital Area Health Network with 50 sets for their upcoming baby shower for uninsured and under insured women in the Richmond area.
- Cotton blend hats (it is softer than 100% cotton) hats in all sizes and colors (for men, women, and children).
Fredericksburg/King George has a need for: (Please remember we need items for men as well as women. We rarely have many things for men except winter hats.)
- Cotton blend hats in all sizes
- Winter hats
- Lap and large blankets
- Walker totes
- Wheelchair totes
- Book totes
- Shirt protectors
Given the current need for baby blankets and hats, you will find baby blankets HERE. These patterns can be easily adjusted to any size but, as given in the patterns, they are a good size for baby blankets. Please feel free to create a baby hat to match if you would like and remember that baby hats much fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
We give you our current needs because these are our most pressing items. Feel to work on whatever you enjoy. We can find an outlet for anything you donate.
Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects
As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.
- Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
- Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
- Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
- Blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, no tie on’s if wheelchair blankets)
- Baby Blankets
- 32″ to 40″ square
- Rectangles from 32″ X 30″ and up
- Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
- Dialysis blankets: 60″ long. 30-32″ wide.
- Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
- Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
- SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
- Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
- Infant Hats, Must be stretchy. Full term newborn needs to fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
- Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
- Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.