American Heart Month Little Hats, Big Hearts Program

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Continuing a project started in 2014, American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers will be celebrating American Heart Month in February with their Little Hats, Big Hearts™ Program. The volunteers, of which you could be one, hope to raise awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects, the number one killer of Americans and the most prevalent birth defect, respectively.

The program started in 2014 in Chicago and calls upon volunteers to knit or crochet little red hats. Volunteers collected over 300 hats the first year which were then distributed to participating hospitals and given to all babies born in February.

The program has now grown to include 29 states and untitled2numerous hospital participants. If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to get involved, go to their website for more information. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, but would like to learn, check out these how to videos (knit, crochet, loom knit).

AHA will be collecting hats until January 15, 2016. Here’s a chance to contribute to a great cause!

8 Responses to “American Heart Month Little Hats, Big Hearts Program”

November 21, 2017 at 5:46 am, Patricia said:

Is Rainbow Babies and Children hospital in Cleveland accepting hats?

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November 21, 2017 at 7:49 am, AED Superstore said:

You can contact the University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s hospital in Cleveland by calling 866-UH4-CARE (866-844-2273), and online at the link http://www.uhhospitals.org/rainbow to find information about how you can help.

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March 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm, Marjorie Miller said:

Do you need more hats

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March 21, 2018 at 6:44 am, AED Superstore said:

The American Heart Association (AHA) is no longer accepting hats for this year’s program. You can check back with them in the fall and volunteer your services at that time. Here’s their website: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Little-Hats-Big-Hearts_UCM_487734_SubHomePage.jsp

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June 25, 2018 at 8:09 am, Julia Stinson said:

my mom recently passed, she has alot of nice yarn, we would like to donate the yarn for this cause, we live in baton rouge louisiana, how do we donate this?

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June 25, 2018 at 8:15 am, AED Superstore said:

You can contact your local American Heart Association “Go Red” representative, Jamelle Lacey at jamelle.lacey@heart.org. Jamelle should be able to help you with your donation.

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August 20, 2018 at 9:52 pm, Sue Ehrman said:

Any hospitals excepting little hats in the Springfield, Ohio area??

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August 21, 2018 at 6:41 am, AED Superstore said:

This program runs in February and is expanding every year. You would have to check with your local hospitals to see if and when they participate in the program.

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