Yep, it's on it's way and soon it will be time to start thinking about Turkey Day Dinner, football and family. It will also be time to reflect on all we've been given and giving "Thanks" for those gifts. You may already have your favorite way of giving back, but if not, do we have a wonderful organization for you! You'll get a change to make a maximum impact with minimal effort too. The Yarngirls here at NobleKnits love this charity and think you will too!
Now get those sticks and hooks ready and read on about...Knots Of Love
Meet Christine Fabiani - Founder of Knots of Love
This is a great example of "The Power of One" and why one woman founded an organization that makes such a huge impact! Will you be one of those "Ones"?
A longtime crafter, Fabiani started Knots of Love in 2007 after a friend – a 20-year cancer survivor – saw a cap she made and mentioned how she would have loved a cap during her chemotherapy sessions.
Fabiani said that sparked the idea for the nonprofit.
She said most people focus on or donate to cancer research; sometimes overlooked are the patients who are currently battling cancer and recovering from chemotherapy.
It's very cold inside a treatment room, and a bald head often is seen negatively as a sign of sickness. The caps provide warmth, dignity and a sense of style, she said.
Most importantly, the caps show cancer patients or others suffering from illnesses that they are not alone, she said.
Since its inception, the charity has donated more than 165,000 caps to 467 hospitals nationwide, Fabiani said. Knots of Love recently partnered with a hospital in Pennsylvania to craft and donate blankets for babies in its neonatal intensive care unit.
Fabiani said she's surprised how large Knots of Love has grown, and even more amazed how making one small cap can make such a huge difference in people's lives.
"I knew how much the caps would help cancer patients and give them comfort, warmth and restore their dignity, but I'm very surprised how much it helps the people that make the cap," Fabiani said. "Maybe they lost someone due to cancer and are doing this for their honor. This is their way to give back."
Not Just Hats
Knots Of Love members craft more than just hats. They supply neonatal blankets, PICC line covers and limb covers for amputees, lots of whom are veterans.
How to Get Involved
Getting involved is easy. I think Christine says it best when she says anyone with access to a mailbox can be part of Knots of Love . . . and who doesn't have that? They also make it really easy to participate. Click on the link below: and you'll find everything you need from pattern, to yarn suggestions.
NobleKnits is proud to be a supporter of this fabulous charity! We are happy to offer a discount of 5% off any yarns on our website you want to use to knit items for them (be sure to check the list of the organization's approved yarns).
Use code: KNOTSOFLOVE at checkout for 5% off your NobleKnits purchase. Shop NobleKnits
Happy knitting and giving,
- Donna, your friendly knitting doctor
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