Saturday, January 12, 2013

There's a wonderful opportunity for everyone to give back to the men and women who served our country and it's going on right now.  Hats for Our Veterans is collecting any hat you would care to donate.  It can be knit, crochet, fleece, felt...  anything your imagination can dream up.  The hats will be distributed by the Patriot Guard Riders, a national group with 189,000+ members.  Their sole mission is to honor our veterans, and protect the families that are left behind by fallen veterans.
The saddest reality is that many of our disabled veterans are homeless.  So, really, the only requirement of the hat is that it is warm.  I know you're sitting there reading this and thinking about the stash of surplus materials you have that you were wondering what you were going to do with.  Here's a terrific opportunity to give back and destash at the same time!
Hats for Our Veterans is on Facebook (that's where this link will take you). The page has all the information and lots of links to free patterns in case you need or want one.  If everyone makes/buys/donates just one hat, we can make a whole lot of disabled veterans warmer.  
You helping and sharing is so appreciated!