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Hat and Scarf sets wanted!

Not many know but I was homeless during part of my childhood and spent many nights on friends couches ( you guys were a blessing thank you so much Phoebe and Ashton and your families), in strange dirty hotel rooms in a car or at shelters.  My mother couldn't afford much and one year at Christmas I remember getting  a pretty hand made scarf.. and Teddy Bear. That year I loved them so much and it meant so much to me that someone had made something to me... SO why am I blurting this out to you on my blog about crochet???  The image below brought these memories back.

Well Yolanda Soto Lopez you may know her AllCraftsChannel on youtube, (and if you don't check out her channel for beautiful free crochet patterns and lots more!) posted a photo of an orphanage that her sister and her made 300 sets of hats and scarfs for!!  The goal for this year is 400 and there are more children than that! I wanted to share the need with everyone in case you feel compelled to donate even one set!  There are no limits on what yarn you can use, every size is needed from newborn to teens, boys and girls! 
For those that want to donate 
please send to 

Yolanda Soto Lopez, 
P.O. Box 211750
 Chula Vista, Ca 91921

* for those local to the Long Beach area feel free to drop them off at the LONG BEACH Michaels in the town center, just ask a team member to put it aside for the crochet instructor! 


  1. Have some perfect sets that will go out in the ASAP!!

    Thank you for sharing. Maggie

    1. OH I'm am soo excited Yolanda will be too! anyone who sends sets and wants the photos to be added to this post send them to me in an email with your name and or site ( you don't have to have a site.

  2. I have a bunch of yarn that I'd love to use up for this. Is there a deadline for mailing them?

  3. thanks so much for sharing........I will get busy right now


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