Volunteers needed to knit red hats for newborn babies

Volunteers needed to knit red hats for newborn babies

The program that dons newborns with knitted red caps raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country, officials said in a written statement.

The "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign was created to celebrate American Heart Month. The hats are distributed to babies with and without heart defects.

Completed hats must be mailed to American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce SC 29033.

The program calls on volunteers to begin crocheting or knitting red hats for babies that are due this February, which is designated as American Heart Month.

The American Heart Association website has information on who to contact in participating states.

More news: Bill Gates is building a 'smart city' in Arizona worth $80 million

Since then, the cause has since expanded to more than 40 states and thousands of hats. For any questions about Little Hats, Big Hearts in CT, please contact Lisa Neff, Lisa.Neff@heart.org or 203-295-2954.

Yarn donations also are accepted.

Volunteers are asked to use only cotton or acrylic yarns of medium to heavy weight.

The organisers hope to "raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family's heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects".

The program, which started in Chicago three years ago, generated around 300 hats.

Related Articles