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, 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.

**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 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 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 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


  1. I posted a link to your blog just now on my Bevs Country Cottage Facebook page.

    Hope it helps. I will send you a small package when I get a couple of items made for you. I have one pair of mittens done right now... HUGS, Bev

  2. I also made my Aunt Maggies slippers my pattern of the month on my main page for and your charity is listed as a place to donate those. :) Hope it all helps!