Current Needs – December 2020
We are requesting that you please tag items before bringing them to any of our drop-off events. We simply do not have the manpower to do it easily. Please tie your tags with a BOW, not a knot. Once tagged, items need to be placed in sealed plastic bags. Again this is prior to drop-off.
To print tags, go to:
Click on the “FTH Tags” tab and print on white card stock.
Tags may also be picked up at any of our designated drop-off/pick-up events.
If you know of a need and can deliver any items yourself in the Richmond area, please let Lois (804) 305-4971) know what and how many you have delivered.
Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:
- Dressed 9” bears
- Bear clothes to fit 9” bears
- Baby blankets
- Lap blankets
- Snuggle blankets
- Wheelchair blankets
- Dialysis blankets (min of 36”X42”)
- Dialysis mitts
- Hats in all sizes except preemie, scarves are optional
- COVID-19 items, masks, ear savers, surgical caps
Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:
- Hats – children through adult sized
- Baby hats but nothing smaller than a circumference of 16″ (5.5″ across the top of the rim when laid flat)
- Blankets – lap through bed size
- Book totes for men (some totes for women are Ok but mostly men’s are needed)
- Dignity bibs – men and women. You will find a pattern HERE
- Adult and children’s masks – don’t forget the men and boys
- Walker totes for men and women
If you are in the Fredericksburg/King George area and have any of these items ready, please contact Pam (540)661-7967, to arrange for pick-up or delivery.
Patterns for most of these items can be found on our website, https://fromtheheartstitchers.org/patterns/ but feel free to make whatever you feel like making.
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)
- Lap/Wheelchair blankets Approx. 42″ X 36″
- 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.
- Items for use in Memory Care Units. Go to our Pattern Page and then click on either Knitted or Crocheted Patterns and, then, “Comfort Items” under the Knitted or Crocheted Patterns list.