The charity bug bit me a few years ago. After my mom passed away of a Brain Tumor in March 2011 I wanted to help other chemo patients. I remember my mom mentioning the chemo caps that the ladies were wearing, so i asked a friend of mine who crochets to make my mom a chemo cap.( i didn’t crochet at the time) She love it.
That same year that she passed I got into loom knitting and crocheting (my mom taught me to crochet when I was 13 but it never caught on) I started my own small business online called Knits by Erin.
In October of 2012, I found a charity called Halos of Hope. they collect and donate chemo caps . I thought this would be a great way to help out chemo patients around where I live. I became a partner and created Halos of Hope New England. providing all 6 states in NE cancer centers/hospitals with chemo caps. Some times I wish I would of just started small…lol But I love helping. as I say, I went BIG!
Very recently I started a spin off of Emily’s Hats for Hope Initiative . Emily started helping out the homeless in New Jersey when she was 17. now at 19 ( this Saturday) she has more volunteers in other states and countries helping out the homeless by making hats, scarfs, mittens , blankets, etc.
Ive been waiting for someone to start a Rhode Island spin off. Last week I decided to start the spin off myself with the okay from Emily’s mom.
I don;t really have a back story to share other than I was kinda homeless myself about 5 years ago. I was living in my car for about 3 months. you really know who your friends and family are though these times. 🙂
If you would like to help out either of the charity spin offs I started check out the facebook links below