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To All Our Warmth for Warriors Supporters

 

Thank you for making our 2014 year such a success!  Your generous contributions made it possible for us to distribute over 4,350 hats and 1630 mini-Christmas stockings, each filled with a small bar of soap or other toiletry, to our soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.  It is a little hard to comprehend that since the inception of Warmth for Warriors, we have distributed more than 38,400 handmade hats to our troops. 

 

Your support of the Warmth for Warriors mission is so important!  We hope you will join us again this year as we look forward to another great year in 2015 and the opportunity to continue to show our soldiers both at home and abroad that we appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families are making. 

 

So keep those hooks and needles humming and have a very Happy New Year!

 

38,900+ HATS DISTRIBUTED AS OF MARCH 1, 2015!

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Warm wool hats and smiling soldiers!

A Note from a Soldier:  "I just wanted to say thank you! What a great surprise to have received the Hats the other day. I came back from a mission dirty, hungry, & tired; you brought a great smile to all of our faces. I think most of my Soldiers slept with your hats on the same day/night. God Bless You All, thank you for what you do."  SFC K. F.

A Note to Our Knitters and Crocheters:  Please include a note with your email address and type of yarn (100% wool, acrylic, etc.) when you send us your hats.  This makes it easier for us to sort the hats by fiber and we can let you know we received your package!

Join Our HATS FOR TROOPS Project and Make a Difference!

We are always looking for more help!  We are knitting and crocheting homemade hats to comfort our soldiers, both active duty and retired.  We distribute hats all year long to active duty soldiers overseas, to medical units where the sick and wounded are prepared to leave for hospitals in Germany and to VA hospitals back home in the United States.  A warm wool hat, made with love, provides both physical comfort and a "Hug of Thanks".   

If you knit or crochet, click below to download a file with instructions for easy hats...

Knitted Hat Instructions PDF

Crocheted Hat Instructions PDF

Hat Picture

Suggested Worsted Weight Yarns for Hats:  

  • 100% Wool Yarns in Any Dark Color - Reds, Blues, Greens, Purples, Browns, Black, Tweed, etc.
  • Natural Fiber Yarns such as Alpaca and Merino can also be used

Completed hats and monetary donations are always welcome.  Our mailing address is:                 
    
Warmth for Warriors
P.O. Box 353
Rudyard, MI   49780

FIND US ON RAVELRY
 
Did you know that we are now on Ravelry?  Registration is free, you can find information on our projects, and you will be able to connect with fellow donors.  Hope to see you there! 

Click here to jump to Ravelry.com. Registration is free, so sign up then search for the Warmth for Warriors group.

Sponsor a Hat Tag
Each Warmth for Warriors hat includes a tag with a poem.  Have your name added to a hat for our service men and women by making a minimum donation of five dollars ($5) to Warmth for Warriors.  Send your donation to the address below indicating that you would like to sponsor a hat!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us via email at warmthforwarriors@gmail.com.

  

Thanks so much to The Marietta Corporation, The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Alpena Paper and Supply, San Francisco Soap Company, Bay Mills Resort and Casinos, and Stafford's Crooked River Lodge. Their generous donations of bar soap and toiletries are much appreciated and I know our soldiers overseas will love this special treat!  A thank you also goes out to the Brown Sheep Company for their generous yarn donations and their continuing support. We are so grateful to have yarn companies right here in the U. S. that support us in our mission!

Warmth for Warriors, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was formed to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families.  To honor and support them, we are providing active duty and retired veterans with handmade, warm, wool hats and other comfort items.   

 

Copyright 2009, Warmth for Warriors

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