The IWK Auxiliary sent out a message addressed to all volunteer knitters who made purple hats for their Period of PURPLE Crying campaign. I am very happy to post it here for all of you. We, knitters and crocheters, made 5500 (five and a half thousand!) purple hats and that supply will be sufficient for babies born in 2013. Isn’t it something?
Below is a picture of the hats display and the original message from the Auxiliary. Also, please click here for the official thank you letter.
Well done, crafters, well done.
Dear Volunteer Knitters (and those who crochet),
Thanks to knitters of the Maritimes and beyond (England, Thailand, Ontario, & USA) we have now collected over 5,500 hats and storage is becoming an issue. Approximately 4500-5000 babies are born at the IWK each year so we are well outfitted for 2013. The hats are wonderful and are well received by parents. Of course their new little ones look adorable in their purple hats!
We look forward to receiving the hats you have ready to send to us and assure you they will be used in the program, however we are now suspending collection until Fall 2013. I will email you at that time to let you know when we are starting to collect purple hats again. I have attached a photo of a collection of hats, as well as a Thank You note to all knitters. We do continue to need comfort dolls and finger puppets.