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by halosofhope1
on 10/24/15 08:42 pm
Folks have been asking, hey Halos, what's up? You're awfully quiet lately.

Yes, we are quiet. But we haven't gone away. Our kind volunteers have still been working diligently to help us continue support cancer centers in need.

What we haven't done lately is a lot of promotion, call to action, or requests. We know everyone is busy. Even us. And every now and then, an organization like ours needs to take a

by halosofhope1
on 03/02/15 11:29 am
We have returned from our annual trek to Northern California, participating in the Stitches West show. 2015 marks our 6th year of another successful show, collecting 550 donated hats, shipped from the show floor directly to benefit cancer centers and hospitals in the West Coast region.

We also raised close to $1500 in donations. 100% of donated dollars are used to fund our shipping &

by Pamela
on 06/26/14 08:01 pm
It's always a delight to find a pattern that creates a new fashionable option for a cancer patient.
It's always a delight to find a new yarn that is soft, especially one that is washable.

Mix these two together, add in lightweight enough to comfort in summer and the result is a wonderful new hat and yarn to share with our Halos

by halosofhope1
on 05/20/14 08:49 pm
Many of you may remember our dear friends, Mark & Susan Moraca, owners of Kollage Yarns. Mark is one of the three admirable men who put his locks on the line for our BuZZ campaign in 2012. Halos of Hope is honored to have Mark, Susie and Kollage Yarns as one of our perpetual Hope Sponsors.



Recently,

by halosofhope1
on 02/03/14 10:27 am
Sometimes the thank yous we receive from cancer centers and individuals are so wonderful, we want to share the actual letters!

From Praxair Cancer Center in Danbury, CT. Praxair was one of the centers to benefit from The Crochet Dude's TM Chemo Cap Challenge at Stitches East.


by halosofhope1
on 02/01/14 09:42 am

We'll still be the same national 501c3 non-profit helping over 450 cancer centers.

But Halos of Hope has a new central mailing address.

AND, it's USPS, UPS and FedEx friendly!

As of February 1, 2014, donated hats can be mailed or shipped to:

Halos of Hope
20987 N. John Wayne Pkwy, #B104-432
Maricopa, AZ 85139

We are working with our Illinois P.O. Box provider to have all hats

by Pamela
on 01/19/14 06:35 pm
You know them. Those odds and ends. Bits and pieces. An ounce or two. Torturing, because you just can't throw them away. Throw away yarn scraps? No self-respecting knitter or crocheter ever throws away yarn.

So what to do? Each year around this time, at Halos of Hope, we think it's a good idea to remind everyone about Stripe It Up January. Take those similarly weighted bits of yarn and go a little stripy-wild to make a

by halosofhope1
on 01/04/14 02:04 pm
Welcome to our Guest Blogger - Pat Salvatini!

Hello Halos of Hope friends, I've been asked to be a guest contributor for Stripe it Up January.

I'm so giddy I'm uncertain where to start. Do I tell you the story of how I met Pamela Haschke and became so moved I began knitting hats for her organization? Do I explain that her spirit is so infectious that just making hats wasn't enough I felt needed to share with the joy with others so I

by Pamela
on 11/25/13 07:34 pm
Honestly, I knew this day would come. The day we would announce that an event other than our home show, Stitches Midwest, would have the most hats donated to Halos of Hope. But when the Midwest volunteers brought in 1,037 hats, nearly tripling their 2012 donated amount&I didn't think it would be this year.

Then, Drew Emborsky, aka The

by halosofhope1
on 09/16/13 08:30 pm
I have been trying to pen, shall we say finish, this blog post for some time. It seems so many of us are being pulled this way. Then that. Long, crazy work hours. Stress, travel, family, illness, one thing after another. Gives me pause to ponder, where is home? Where is that place of refuge, where one can wrap the walls of sanctuary around us, and for moments in the day, we are in a comfortable, unencumbered state. Not just the physicality of home, but