Helping Hands knit for charity

Helping Hands knitted 162 hats for premature babies for local hospitals.

Almost a decade ago a group of knitters gathered together at the Mint Hill Library to make hats for premature babies and the homeless.  Today there are 25 members of Helping Hands that meet at Hobby Lobby to continue this charitable work.
The group donates their hats and blankets and scarves to various organizations.  Presbyterian Matthews receives the hats for babies, the Linus Project collects blankets for ill children, and the Special Olympics takes red and blue scarves.  Helping Hands also knits hats for chemotherapy patients and Charlotte’s homeless.  The group sends 40 pounds of goodies to Citizen Sam, an organization that sends stockings to soldiers overseas for Christmas.
Knitters of every skill level are invited to join the group.  Helping Hands meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
“If anyone comes to us with a need we will do our darnedest to fulfill that need,” said member Nancy Kucera.

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