I received this email a week or so ago and thought I should forward this to our One Planet Knitters-
"I was diagnosed with cancer and I just joined a group in New York Montefiore-Einstein hospital that knit and crochet hats and blankets for cancer patients. There funds are limited and they need donations of yarn. This is basically why I am writting your site to respectfully ask for donations. Linda"
So I wrote to Linda and asked for more information and was it possible to also have the One Planet Knitters could knit hats as well as donate unused stash. Here is her answer back-
"Thank you for responding so quickly, I think they will welcome any help they get including your circle knitting or crochetting. Today was the first time I attended the event. They meet every Tuesday from 10am to 11am at the Center for Radiation Therapy (1625 Poplar Street). This is sponsored by The Psychosocial Oncology Program, Cancer prevention and Control Program Albert Einstein Cancer Center. The contact information is as follows: Ph:(718) 430-3613 Cancersupport@einstein.yu.edu. Thank you once again Karen Sadow. Thank you so much!"
I already have some hats made up and ready to go. You are more than welcome to mail your stash or finished hats to me and I will mail them off to Linda.
I am going to make this in to a contest. For every finished hat or full skein of yarn that is donated, you will receive one entry into a prize drawing. Prizes will be announced soon. I will also accept donations to the prize giveaway if you would like to donate and have your name or company listed here. There will be several prizes offered, more than one winner. The contest will go until August 31, 2011.
Thank you for your help.