I’m a little bit behind on reporting this bit of charity crochet news but I just found it in my bookmarks and still wanted to share it because I think it’s a great story. It is the story of how 150 people agreed to shave their heads for charity and then how a crochet club donated caps to cover those shaved heads.

Part One:

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation held a fundraiser in early March to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. Residents of a New York community agreed to have their heads shaved. The act was to show solidarity for kids who lose their hair to chemo. The purpose was to raise funds by collecting donations for the act of shaving their heads. About 150 people had their heads shaved for the event. Together they raised nearly $12000 for the charity!

Part Two:

It’s great to go ahead and shave your head for such a good cause. However, not everyone feels comfortable going around with a shaved head. Some people certainly want a cap or scarf to cover up with. Knowing this, the Farmingdale High School Knitting & Crochet Club did their part by donating hats to the people who shaved their heads. Awesome use of crochet to support a charity in a truly unique way!

Would you shave your head for charity?

Note: I can’t find a source for this photo but love the hat! Let me know if you know who made it.


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