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Needed - Santa Hats for Preemie and Newborn

From: Dorothy
Sent on: Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:42 AM
I've been contacted by the founder of Sophia's Stockings and was
asked if our group could donate handmade preemie and newborn Santa hats. They are in need of about 45 newborn and preemie hats, and will be hand delivering their stockings (including the hats) to each NICU patient room.

What is Sophia's Stockings? Sophia’s Stockings
Sophia is a bubbly 14
month old, with the ability to smile through anything! She was born with
unexpected medical conditions, and as a result has spent months of her first
year hospitalized. Through our experience, we have developed such an
understanding for how difficult hospitalizations can be for children and their
families. We are lucky enough to be home this holiday season, but have not
forgotten about those who will be spending Christmas in a far different place
than they had hoped. In honor of Sophia, please help us brighten the holidays
for many children & families who will spend this Christmas at Johns Hopkins
Children’s Hospital.
Each donation will help fill one $10 stocking with the following items: Christmas themed story Book, small gift card for dining options at
Hopkins, Candy, Holiday mug/Hot chocolate, Children’s Santa Hat & even
handmade Preemie Santa Hats for NICU babies!
Stockings will be hand delivered on Christmas Eve. New boxed toys may also be gifted and will be given to the Activity Life Department for hospital play rooms (they are in need of infant & toddler aged items). Thank you for making a difference in the lives of hospitalized Children
& their families this Holiday Season! We couldn’t make such an impact without
your support! With sincere appreciation, Sophia’s Family.
Please make all donations by Dec 19th

I've uploaded a few free knit Santa hat patterns in our files. I tried to upload a crochet pattern, but was told the file was too big, so here is a link to the pattern on Ravelry.
If you are willing to make one or a few please let me know ASAP so that I can let Sophia's Stocking know about how many we will be able to donate. Thank you!!

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