Ongoing Needs

This blog is live for historic purposes only. The wonderful people who supported me in this project deserve recognition and I refuse to delete it and all records of our hard work. Thank you all for your support. Please see my latest post for information regarding the future of this program.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Update - 12/22/2013 Merry Christmas!




The 3 pictures above are from the Coats for Kids drive. They are very appreciative of our support and with to thank every one who helped.

Donations received this week:
Pauline

Beth D

Shortridge Academy

Michele M
Please be sure to help us out by checking the Donations Guidelines page before sending in your donations.

Current Project

My Mothers House, Taunton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/mymothershouse1

200 Scarves - Assorted Sizes 
200 Mittens - Assorted Sizes 


If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.

I would like to create a group that meets at least once a month where we can get together and talk about our projects and just have a good time. If you are interested please let me know. If there is enough interest but in different locations I will consider doing a couple groups - central MA and eastern MA. Please note that do work full time so the meetings would have to be close to Worcester on weeknights or on weekends.

If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.  You do NOT have to be part of the "group" to participate in this project.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekly Update - December 1, 2013

This week I would like to introduce Beth D as my new "Helper". She is helping with finding organizations that need our hats as well as making some deliveries. She is also a great crocheter :)

We have one new organization that needs our help rather urgently. They have 2 projects but we are focusing on the current need now and will work on the next project once this is delivered.

Please be sure to help us out by checking the Donations Guidelines page before sending in your donations.

My Mothers House, Taunton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/mymothershouse1

200 Scarves - Assorted Sizes (need 200 more)
200 Mittens - Assorted Sizes (need 200 more)



If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.

If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Weekly Update - 11/24/2013








The delivery for Coats for Kids was a huge sucesss!
150 Scarves
200 Child hats
200 Adult hats
85 pair mittens
45 pair slippers
24 Infant hats
Thank you to all who help make this program an ongoing success! 

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.


If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekly Update - October 20, 2013










Our current assignments:

Coats for Kids Drive 2013


24 Infant Hats (Need 0 more for current Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Hats for ages 2-10 (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Adult Hats -Mostly Women's (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Mittens (Need 98 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Children's Slipper Socks (Need 51 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Adult's Slipper Socks (Need 51 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
150 Women's Scarves (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 

New Project: Pine Street Inn

We are now collecting hats and mittens for the Pine Street Inn of Boston, MA. They have specifically requested hats and mittens. This is an ongoing project and as the bin I have specified for them gets filled I'll update the totals and send it out to them. The serve men and women 18 and older. 

New Project: Stand Up For Kids - Worcester, MA
http://www.standupforkids.org/worcester/
They have requested hats, mittens and scarves in teen/adult sizes. Most of the kids they work with are boys but they see some girls as well. Lets use gender-neutral colors for this organization.

50 Teen/Adult Hats (Need 0 more for Stand Up for Kids)

50 Teen/Adult Mittens (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)

25 Scarves (Need 10 more for Stand Up for Kids)


**Please be sure to tie mittens and slippers together before sending them in to save me time. Thank you!




If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.


If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekly Update - September 29, 2013



Doreen R.

Cyndy S.
(thank you also to http://www.givingartfully.com/)

L.L. (no first name provided)


Our current assignments:

Coats for Kids Drive 2013


24 Infant Hats (Need 0 more for current Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Hats for ages 2-10 (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Adult Hats -Mostly Women's (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Mittens (Need 102 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Children's Slipper Socks (Need 55 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Adult's Slipper Socks (Need 55 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
150 Women's Scarves (Need more for Coats for Kids Drive). 

New Project: Pine Street Inn

We are now collecting hats and mittens for the Pine Street Inn of Boston, MA. They have specifically requested hats and mittens. This is an ongoing project and as the bin I have specified for them gets filled I'll update the totals and send it out to them. The serve men and women 18 and older. 

New Project: Stand Up For Kids - Worcester, MA
http://www.standupforkids.org/worcester/
They have requested hats, mittens and scarves in teen/adult sizes. Most of the kids they work with are boys but they see some girls as well. Lets use gender-neutral colors for this organization.

50 Teen/Adult Hats (Need 0 more for Stand Up for Kids)

50 Teen/Adult Mittens (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)

25 Scarves (Need 25 more for Stand Up for Kids)


**Please be sure to tie mittens and slippers together before sending them in to save me time. Thank you!


If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.


If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekly Update - September 22, 2013

Cindy B

Froggers Crochet Club

Kimberly R

Tina V (1 of 2)

Tina V (2 of 2)

Our current assignments:

Coats for Kids Drive 2013


24 Infant Hats (Need 0 more for current Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Hats for ages 2-10 (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Adult Hats -Mostly Women's (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Mittens (Need 103 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Children's Slipper Socks (Need 55 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Adult's Slipper Socks (Need 55 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
150 Women's Scarves (Need 10 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 

New Project: Pine Street Inn

We are now collecting hats and mittens for the Pine Street Inn of Boston, MA. They have specifically requested hats and mittens. This is an ongoing project and as the bin I have specified for them gets filled I'll update the totals and send it out to them. The serve men and women 18 and older. 

New Project: Stand Up For Kids - Worcester, MA
http://www.standupforkids.org/worcester/
They have requested hats, mittens and scarves in teen/adult sizes. Most of the kids they work with are boys but they see some girls as well. Lets use gender-neutral colors for this organization.

50 Teen/Adult Hats (Need 0 more for Stand Up for Kids)

50 Teen/Adult Mittens (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)

25 Scarves (Need 25 more for Stand Up for Kids)


**Please be sure to tie mittens and slippers together before sending them in to save me time. Thank you!


If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.


If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekly Update - September 8, 2013

Bev Q.

Judy Y.
We added Nevada to our donation map this week!

Our current assignments:

Coats for Kids Drive 2013


24 Infant Hats (Need 0 more for current Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Hats for ages 2-10 (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Adult Hats -Mostly Women's (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Mittens (Need 124 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Children's Slipper Socks (Need 68 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Adult's Slipper Socks (Need 71 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
150 Women's Scarves (Need 27 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 

New Project: Pine Street Inn

We are now collecting hats and mittens for the Pine Street Inn of Boston, MA. They have specifically requested hats and mittens. This is an ongoing project and as the bin I have specified for them gets filled I'll update the totals and send it out to them. The serve men and women 18 and older. 

New Project: Stand Up For Kids - Worcester, MA
http://www.standupforkids.org/worcester/
They have requested hats, mittens and scarves in teen/adult sizes. Most of the kids they work with are boys but they see some girls as well. Lets use gender-neutral colors for this organization.

50 Teen/Adult Hats (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)50 Teen/Adult Mittens (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)25 Scarves (Need 25 more for Stand Up for Kids)


**Please be sure to tie mittens and slippers together before sending them in to save me time. Thank you!


If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.


If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekly Update - September 2, 2013 HAPPY LABOR DAY!


Doreen R.

Geraldine H.

Beth P.

Our current assignments:

Coats for Kids Drive 2013


24 Infant Hats (Need 0 more for current Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Hats for ages 2-10 (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Adult Hats -Mostly Women's (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Mittens (Need 132 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Children's Slipper Socks (Need 68 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Adult's Slipper Socks (Need 71 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
150 Women's Scarves (Need 27 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 

New Project: Pine Street Inn

We are now collecting hats and mittens for the Pine Street Inn of Boston, MA. They have specifically requested hats and mittens. This is an ongoing project and as the bin I have specified for them gets filled I'll update the totals and send it out to them. The serve men and women 18 and older. 

New Project: Stand Up For Kids - Worcester, MA
http://www.standupforkids.org/worcester/
(Added 9/2/13)
They have requested hats, mittens and scarves in teen/adult sizes. Most of the kids they work with are boys but they see some girls as well. Lets use gender-neutral colors for this organization.

50 Teen/Adult Hats (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)
50 Teen/Adult Mittens (Need 50 more for Stand Up for Kids)
25 Scarves (Need 25 more for Stand Up for Kids)


**Please be sure to tie mittens and slippers together before sending them in to save me time. Thank you!

I would like to take a moment to thank Bev Qualheim of Bev's Country Cottage Website for making Aunt Maggies Slippers the "Pattern of the Month" and suggesting Beth's Hats For Hope as the charity to make them for. Bev's has always been the "go-to" site for me whenever I need pattern inspiration and I know you will have great success there as well. 

If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.


If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Update - August 25, 2013





Our current assignments:

Coats for Kids Drive 2013


24 Infant Hats (Need 0 more for current Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Hats for ages 2-10 (Need 1 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Adult Hats -Mostly Women's (Need 0 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 
200 Children's Mittens (Need 141 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Children's Slipper Socks (Need 70 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
75 Adult's Slipper Socks (Need 71 more for Coats for Kids Drive).
150 Women's Scarves (Need 31 more for Coats for Kids Drive). 

New Project: Pine Street Inn

We are now collecting hats and mittens for the Pine Street Inn of Boston, MA. They have specifically requested hats and mittens. This is an ongoing project and as the bin I have specified for them gets filled I'll update the totals and send it out to them. The serve men and women 18 and older. 

**I will start providing these totals next weekend after I re-inventory the Coats For Kids bins.
Hats
Scarves
Mittens
Slippers
Blankets
Total

**Please be sure to tie mittens and slippers together before sending them in to save me time. Thank you!

I am looking for shelters that service men, women, and children in the Worcester area as well as additional shelters in the Boston area that service women and children that are in need of winter hats and scarves. If you know of any please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@Gmail.com with as much information as you have available.

Believe it or not, the cooler weather is going to be here in just a couple months. Hats, scarves, mittens and slippers all make great portable summer projects. THIS POST has a lot of great project ideas to help you get started. You will need to create a free account on www.Ravelry.com if you don't already have one but all the patterns in the queued searches are (or should be) free.

If your organization will need hats for the 2013/14 winter season please send an email to BethsHatsForHope@gmail.com. We are taking requests at this time and will do all we can to help.

If you are looking for a great project to be part of, please check the Needs/Wish List page and Current Projects page for more information or Contact Us.

Have a great week!
Beth Pitard
Chapter Leader, Beth's Hats for Hope Initiative: Massachusetts
bethshatsforhope@gmail.com