HIO children bundle up as best as their families can afford, often wearing knit hats if they have them. Our community will be so grateful for the knit hats we’ll be bringing to Nepal in November.
Dear Friends…hoping you all are well.
At an elevation of 4,500 feet above sea level, it rarely snows in Kathmandu. But winters are chilly, especially in the morning and evening hours. Most HIO families have no central heat in their rented rooms. Our two early learning centers are unheated.
A group of knitters is on a tear in Sheffield, MA, Ricky’s hometown in the Berkshires. They’re trying to knit 100 hats, enough for every child in our two learning centers to have one. If you’re a knitter, please consider joining them!
The children we’re knitting for are between the ages of four to eight. You can use any pattern you like, and whatever yarn you have on hand, wool or acrylic. If you have an extra warm hat or two, feel free to send those along too, whether wool or fleece.
We’ll stuff all of the hats into our bags and transport them to Nepal when we travel there in November. Extras will go to our older HIO girls as needed. Learning in winter will be so much nicer when our students are warmed by your kindness.
With deep gratitude — Ricky and Laura
Please send hats that are finished by October 31 to:
38 Abner Potter’s Way
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Send hats that are finished by November 20th to:
1504 Silver Street
Sheffield, MA 01257
A warm head makes all the difference for learning more comfortably.