Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gold Coast Huggers

Gold Coast Huggers
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We gave all of these caps we had on display and had recently collected to Suzette, who needed them for a cancer center in Orlando. We had a lot of really beautiful ones this time!

Gold Coast Huggers

Gold Coast Huggers
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats
We had a wonderful afternoon yesterday! We had a booth at a local breast cancer awareness health fair at the Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale. We got many compliments on the lovely caps we displayed that we've collected from volunteers. Way to go ladies!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

lap blanket crocheted by B.

We just received this lovely lap blanket from B.N., who has generously crocheted it for the Miami VA hospital drive we are holding this summer. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lap Blankets!

This lovely lap blanket was knit by one of the Gold Coast Huggers and is part of our drive to collect caps and lap blankets for the VA hospital in Miami. The love and care is apparent in every stitch.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Our next recipient announced!

Our next recipient of our caps will be the Miami VA Hospital. One of our friends works there and is going to deliver our caps to patients that need them at the hospital. We are very happy to be able to show our veterans how much we care about them through our craft.

We will also be accepting lap blankets for the patients here as well if you have any! We will collect items for awhile before our first drop, so you have plenty of time to create something special for a veteran in need. Thank you for your kindness!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

a lovely thank you

Here is a very kind note from D., who received some caps from us for her boyfriend's mother.

"from the bottom of my and F [boyfriend]'s hearts we thank the betties for what you did for his mom. She LOVED the caps (and i was not sure how she would react considering that her hair is going so fast and she is so upset) but she has been wearing them to work now for 2 days and she just loves them. You ladies gave her her dignity back. She has suffered self esteem wise since her mastectomy in August. Now she is just the cutest thing, all fashionable and feminine with a big smile on her face. Thank you thank you thank you. It means SO much."

We are glad to help! We are keeping all of our recipients in our thoughts over the holiday season.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Off to the Caring House!

caring house hats
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34 caps are on their way to the Caring House today. We have a really lovely assortment this time!

Close up of hats

caring house hats
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So many colors, fibers, and patterns!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Our newest recipient: Caring House

We recently got a touching message from Sara of Fort Lauderdale. She told us about the Caring House in North Carolina and the love, respect, and great care they showed her mother and father while her mother was in residence there. After reading her words, we decided to send our current stockpile of caps to the Caring House. Below is her message to us:

"The Caring House is much like a Ronald McDonald House for adults who
need housing while gaining treatment at Duke University. My mother and
father stayed there for close to two months while she was receiving a
new form of cancer treatment that's only done in Duke's medical

This "house" was incredible. It was not only an amazingly beautiful,
with lavish trees, fireplaces, common rooms, etc, but the love and
care that they give is amazing and selfless. It's completely
non-profit and it serves as a home for people who can not afford
temporary housing while getting treatment. It's run by volunteers who
have more kindness and patients of anyone I've ever come to know,
besides Hospice workers, but that's another post for another day.

In the back of the paper, there is a section for honorariums,
memorials and donations, listing the names of people who have stayed
at the Caring House, with a listing of names of the people who donated
in their honor. Most names had one or two donations, a few had three,
and one person had six. My mother had 11 people listed beneath her
name. I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing and overwhelming
feeling that was to see that so many people cared enough about my
mother, to donate in her honor.

If you want to donate (it doesn't have to be in my mother's honor),
they don't necessarily need monetary donations. Pots, pans, dishes,
cleaning supplies, books, videos, dvds, board games, puzzles,
stationery, bedding, anything and EVERYTHING would mean the world to
them, and the people who unfortunately have to live there. There
information is as follows:

Caring House, Inc.
2625 Pickett Rd
Durham, NC 27705

Tel: (919) 490-5449
Fax: (919) 493-8044"

The Gold Coast Huggers will be sending the caps off in time to arrive before Thanksgiving in honor of Sue Ellen Levine. If you have any caps to contribute, please get them to us soon to make this next shipment! Thanks to all for your support and contributions.