The Knitting for Charity Facebook page continues to get wonderful posts from knitting charities who need help. One such post came from a group called Preemies of the Carolinas, and they shared the post below: “Are you looking to crochet or knit hats for the NICU preemies of the Carolinas? Here is your chance to volunteer for a great cause. Hat Measurements at bottom. “Please send all donations to: Preemies Of The Carolinas 2764 Pleasant Road. #10803 Fort Mill, SC 29708 “One stipulation from the hospital, all projects must be completed in a non-smoking environment.” The post included several links to various knitting and crochet patterns for preemie hats. You can read the entire post yourself here. Those of you who live in North or South Carolina, or if you simply enjoy knitting preemie hats and need a charity to support, this is a great way to make a difference for premature babies.
Ways You Can Help
A variety of ways are available for you to help Preemies of the Carolinas. The most obvious way, of course, is to knit or crochet preemie hats. You can look at the articles listed on this website under the Knitting Patterns for Preemies for free patterns, or you can look at the Facebook post above for links to additional patterns. Another way you can help, if you or someone you know and enjoy crafting with prefers sewing, is by making Inspirational Hearts. These are sewn hearts that are placed against the skin of a mother with an infant taken to the NICU. The heart picks up the scent of the mother, and when the heart is then placed with the infant, the infant is comforted by the scent. You can get instructions and more information about making Inspirational Hearts here. Finally, if you have friends who would like to help but don’t really enjoy crafting — or if your hands are full with other charity knitting projects, but you want to help — read this note for ideas on other non-crafting ways you can help. Preemies of the Carolinas can really use all the help they can get, so that they can offer support to premature babies and their families. If you can knit, crochet, sew, or offer help in other ways, please consider doing so.