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Warming Hearts & Heads
Since 2007



Mission

Founded in 2007, our mission is to provide lovingly hand-knit and crocheted beanies to people going through chemo and NICU blankets to babies in neonatal ICU incubators – for free.




History

Founded in 2007, we have helped over 570,238 children, adults, and veterans going through chemotherapy and babies in neonatal ICU incubators (NICU).

In 2013 we began donating neonatal blankets to new lives in ICU incubators.

All of our handmade beanies and blankets are distributed 100% FREE of charge to recipients.


Impact

Our family of makers pour their hearts into each hand-knit and crochet beanies and blankets -- and recipients feel that love when they get one of our free beanies. The parents who have a baby that is currently in a NICU incubator feel the love when they receive a blanket from us.

Our beanies and blankets serve as a reminder to the recipient (and their loved ones) that they are supported and loved -- as a reminder that the light of true love shines on them -- as a reminder that kindness (with zero expectation) not only exists, but is strong and present!

Simply put... We connect people, heart to heart, and spread love!

We are honored and grateful to be of service and do this work for all of the hearts in need, and are dedicated to providing:

Love + Connection:
 We see it in the letters and thank you notes that arrive at Knots of Love daily -- recipients of beanies and blankets appreciate most, 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.

Warmth + Comfort: Our caps help keep patients warm in the cold treatment rooms and cozy/protected when outside in the elements. When it comes to babies, the little ones often sleep with our Neonatal Intensive Care blankets to transfer their scent before lovingly placing it over their fragile new life. Chemotherapy drugs cause heads to become tender and heads tend to become sore after a long day of wearing a wig. Our caps provide respite and comfort, like a cozy pair of slippers or a soft robe. Most importantly, the simple act of a patient receiving a cap made by that someone who they have never met and knowing that someone took hours of their time to make a cap by hand makes patients feel loved and less alone when going through these extremely challenging times. When it comes to babies, our NICU blankets are soft and cozy against baby, Mom and Dad. Also, they affirm that their baby is snuggled under a lovingly made blanket.

Dignity + Style: The loss of hair can be traumatic for patients, resulting in possible embarrassment, seclusion, and disconnection from the world. Our beanies provide a stylish boost of self-esteem.




Facts

❤️  We've provided over 560,000 free & lovingly handmade creations in over 14 years!

❤️  All beanies / chemo caps / hats & NICU blankets are made by hand and given away 100% FREE.

❤️  We currently provide over 3,000 beanies and blankets per month.

❤️  We are a Greater Non-profits 2021 TOP RATED Charity.

❤️  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.

❤️ Many survivors and parents of babies who have graduated the NICU have joined our Knots of Love maker family and contribute beanies and blankets to our organization to this day!

❤️  Our work has garnered many honors and awards such as; People Magazine All-Stars Among Us - Including Honors from 5 Living Presidents (this video), 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.

❤️  Our community of over 10,000 dedicated, loving, and compassionate volunteers donate their time, talent, and yarn by hand-making beanies and blankets through the art of knitting and crochet.

❤️  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.

Board of Directors

Christine Fabiani, Board Chair
Lorie Murray
Lisa Florez
Susan Duva

Advisory Board

Geoff Shively
Carolyn Fisch

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(EIN 35-2345369)