Laurel Hill: new year, renewed commitment
In 2016, Laurel Hill finds a renewed commitment to their charity of choice, Knot of Love.
New Year’s Resolutions…for some they may focus on a change in habits or a promise to turn over a new leaf. At Laurel Hill, our team has a shared view on our approach for 2016. We have rededicated our efforts to Knots of Love, an amazing non-profit that we have partnered with over the past several years. In 2016, we promise to work even harder to help Knots of Love help others. Our goal is to equip our Laurel Hill community with the tools knit or crochet with a giving heart. That’s why as of January 1, 2016 we have decided to donate a portion of all sales to Knots of Love.
What is Knots of Love?
Under the leadership of founder Christine Fabiani, the 501c3 organization donates caps to men and women, including veterans, undergoing chemotherapy, burn victims, brain surgery patients, head trauma patients, and individuals with Alopecia. They also donate tiny blankets to fragile new lives in incubators.
Taught to crochet by her grandmother when she was six, Christine began making scarves and afghans to give to friends and family. It was her son Geoffrey who encouraged Christine to make caps. A friend who was a cancer survivor told Christine that she wished she had had a cozy cap to don after a day’s wearing of her wig, and the inspiration for heartwarming, head-warming Chemo Caps was planted.
Christine felt so good making caps for cancer patients, she thought other yarn crafters might like to make them too. Knots of Love was born in 2007, “…out of a desire to brighten the lives of people in need, in a loving and caring way.”
Since then Christine and her team have sent more than 300,000 caps to cancer centers, oncologist’s offices, and infusion centers across the nation. Christine and the organization have garnered many humanitarian awards as a result of their efforts.
Christine says, “Made from exotic woods, Laurel Hill crochet hooks are so wonderful -once you use one you won’t want to use anything else. The wood helps keep warmth in my hands hopefully warding off arthritis in years to come. Laurel Hill takes great pride in providing sustainable products to their customers.”
We are proud to be connected with this compassionate organization and look forward to joining with our Laurel Hill community to help even more in 2016.
Starting the New Year right…NICU blankie in progress for a tiny baby who will be wrapped in Knots of Love.
Happy Yarn Crafting!
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