American Heart Association Seeks Donations for the Little Hats, Big Hearts Program (11/11)

posted Nov 11, 2017, 8:28 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on November 11, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

Can you knit or crochet? Your skills are needed to help the American Heart Association with their Little Hats, Big Hearts program.

Now through December 31st the AHA is collecting knitted or crocheted red baby hats to distribute in Indiana hospitals in the month of February, American Heart Month. The program is meant to raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans and congenital heart defects, the most common birth defect in the country.

They are seeking hats for newborns and preemies made of red yarn that is either cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight that can be machine washed and dried. Don’t worry if you’re not the knitting or crocheting type, yarn can also be donated to the cause.

This is the third year of the program and last year, 3,000 hats were delivered to more than 40 Indiana hospitals.

Donations can be sent to the American Heart Association in Indianapolis at 65000 Technology Center Drive, Suite 100. To view some helpful hat patterns or to find out more about the initiative, visit Little Hats Big Hearts