Until October 31st Premier® Yarns will donate 1 skein of yarn* for every 1 pink skein purchased on PremierYarns.com in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month as part of the Pink Yarn Project. For more information visit: Pink Yarn Project
We are working with two great charities who will use our yarn to create chemo caps and blankets for those undergoing chemotherapy. Neither of these companies charge for their products - they are all 100% free for patients.
We wanted to ask a few questions to help our customers become better acquainted with the organizations. Our first feature is on The Battle Cap Project.
The Battle Cap Project provides free Chemo hats and care packages for anyone who is battling cancer. This is a free service that Kurt, the founder of the charity, provides.
You can follow his work on Facebook and Instagram: @the_battle_cap_project
Q: How was The Battle Cap Project started?
A: It started about a year ago when a friend had asked me to crochet a hat for her cousin who was battling cancer and I agreed to do it for free. That made me think of my dad and how I lost him to cancer. I discovered a purpose for my crochet.
Q: What handmade items do you donate? Who makes your donations?
A: I crochet the hats myself. I've had others help in the process when I got incredibly busy but it's mainly just myself.
Q: How many people have you donated to so far?/ How many items have you donated?
A: Since I started this project in 2018 I've made about 500 hats and have sent them to 18 countries so far. And every single one is free.
Q: How can others get involved?
A: If people want to help and contribute I ask for monetary assistance for the shipping costs. I also have an Amazon wish list with some items needed for the care packages.
Kurtscrochet@gmail.com on PayPal is the best way to help.
If people would like to donate blankets for the Badger childhood cancer network in Madison WI or the Ronald McDonald house in Madison WI, they can mail the packages to Kurt Stapleton 1417 Prairie Rd Madison WI 53711
I’ve been crocheting chemo hats and preemie caps for the local Cancer Hospital and Local Main Hospital for the last couple of years. And will start crocheting prayer shawls for our church to give to people who are in hospital, etc. It’s very rewarding to do this. I recommend to others who crochet or knit, to pursue this.