❤️ Founded in 2007, our mission is to help people experiencing the effects of chemo by providing handmade gifts of love, connection, and warmth. We expanded this mission in 2013 to include tiny blankets for neonatal babies in ICU incubators.
❤️ All beanies & tiny blankets are made by hand and given 100% FREE of charge.
❤️ We've gifted over HALF A MILLION lovingly handmade creations in over 14 years!
❤️ Our creations provide love and connection: We see it in the thank you notes and letters from recipients of our gifts -- what recipients of these beautiful gifts appreciate most is the fact that someone they've never met gave their time and love in a compassionate act of human kindness to support them on their journey -- thus creating the most priceless things we have in this life, human connection and love.
❤️ Studies show, acts of kindness help the giver AND the receiver. Our organization equally helps those making the beanies and blankets and, as it does, the people who receive them and their loved ones.
❤️ Many cancer survivors have joined our Knots of Love maker family and contribute beanies and blankets to our organization to this day!
❤️ Over 15,000 dedicated, loving, and compassionate volunteers donate their time, talent, and yarn by hand-making beanies and tiny blankets through the art of knitting and crochet.
❤️ Our work has garnered many honors and awards such as; People Magazine All-Stars Among Us - Including Honors from 5 Living Presidents (video below), The American Cancer Society, Special Recognition from The U.S. Congress House of Representatives, Humanitarian of the Year Award from Women's Cancer Research Foundation, The Mayors Award (Costa Mesa), and many more. See video below:
❤️ We currently provide over 4,000 beanies and blankets per month.
❤️ Knots of Love is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity based in Southern California.
❤️ Knots of Love currently distributes to over 580 treatment centers, infusion centers, hospitals, oncology offices, and neonatal intensive care units across the USA.