Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Heads, DC!

It's been nearly six years in the making, but Happy Heads, DC is preparing for its first real event, thanks to the Mafia!

Happy Heads, DC is a simple idea...use your crafty yarn-based energy to make hats and fun winter garments for kids in DC who don't have appropriate cold weather clothing. The program works through Safe Shores - the DC Children's Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC conducts forensic interviewing of children of suspected physical and sexual abuse in the District.

We're going to meet August 22 from 12-5 pm at the *AWESOME* Stitch DC near Capitol Hill in DC. Come to meet and talk crafty talk with the Mafia, get knitting/crochet tips and participate in the program! Just bring a small donation of school supplies, new child's undergarments or other items on the CAC's most wanted list (more to come before the event) and make a promise to donate a new, handmade hat or winter garment to Happy Heads, DC later in the fall. That's it!

We'll have a few cool give aways and snacks galore!

Want to help? We'll need ideas for give aways, bloggers and local press folk to help us spread the word and promote the event. Leave your thoughts in the comments and I'll be in touch.

Special thanks to Marie at Stitch DC for hosting!



Bette's Bags said...

Count me in for at least one hat! Maybe more.

Brigitta Kral said...

Not sure I've still got the mad knitting skillz to make hats, but I'm a scarf-knitting-machine. Looking forward to the meetup. Thanks!
Brig from BrigaBauble

Vanessa Alsondo said...

Yay! Eery little bit counts. Looking forward to seeing you there!