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Charity Knitting Helps Cancer Patients through Southeast Florida Head Huggers/Caps & Wraps

In 2013, the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter introduced charity knitting readers to Southeast Florida Head Huggers, also known as Caps & Wraps. Today I hope to reintroduce you to this group and remind you of the great work they do in Florida. Aline Zucker, who informed me of her group originally, wrote me again and offered some more information of interest to those who enjoy knitting, crocheting, and/or sewing for charity. “We are a non-profit group of ladies who knit and crochet various items for cancer patients, both adults and children, who are undergoing treatments. We will soon be celebrating our fourth anniversary and are still going strong. “We always need chemo caps, blankets, neckwarmers, and shawls both large and small. We are making animals for the children, as they cannot have store bought because of allergies and other sensitivities. We are also making hats, booties, and blankets for the NICU and newborn units of our local hospitals in the Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach areas. “We always welcome donations and, of course, we always invite others to join our growing group of wonderful women. We are located in the Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, and Cooper City areas of southeast Florida.” Aline also added that they would love to have people who sew join their group as well. How You Can Help You can assist this terrific group by knitting or crocheting any of the items they seek listed above. As you can see, they contribute many different types of clothing, accessories, and toys for cancer patients. Many of the items charity knitters enjoy creating — hats, shawls, blankets, and children’s items — are greatly appreciated and gratefully received by Caps & Wraps. Also, if you have any sewing friends who might not normally visit a website for charity knitting, you may want to point them in the direction of this charity! Or, if you yourself enjoy sewing as well, consider contributing your help that way. Finally, they will always appreciate a donation of yarn. You can find Southeast Florida Head Huggers/Caps & Wraps on their Facebook page. If you would like more information, you can always e-mail Aline at [email protected]. Local knitting charities are such wonderful organizations. If you believe “charity begins at home,” and you are a southeastern Florida resident, I hope you’ll consider contributing your own time and talent to this very worthwhile cause of charity knitting!