American Heart Association needs people to make hats for babies

American Heart Association

"Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family's heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects", according to a statement on the AHA website.

The American Heart Association is looking for volunteers who can crochet or knit to make simple, red infant hats for babies born in February.

The American Heart Association is calling on knitting and crocheting enthusiasts to get to work for a good cause.

"Thank you for making this program so special and for helping to spread awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects", the organisers say. For any questions about Little Hats, Big Hearts in CT, please contact Lisa Neff, Lisa.Neff@heart.org or 203-295-2954.

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For Connecticut, hats may be dropped off of mailed by December 15 to American Heart Association, ATTN: Little Hats, Big Hearts, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Volunteers are asked to use only cotton or acrylic yarns of medium to heavy weight. The project has grown to include 660 hospitals in 40 states handing out more than 100,000 hats.

CHF also participates in AHA's Support Network and Little Hats, Big Hearts programs.

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