BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The American Heart Association has issued a call for volunteers to help them raise awareness about heart health. These volunteers are invited to knit red hats, and then give them to newborn babies. This way, mothers are encouraged to take care of both their and their baby’s heart health, and help them live a happy life.
Volunteers are invited to knit red hats for babies
The American Heart Association will collaborate with the Children’s Heart Foundation to celebrate Heart Month in the best way possible. Therefore, anybody who wants to help can knit red hats made of wool, the size of a newborn’s head.
Then, during the entire Heart Month, which is February, the two associations will start distributing these red hats. Hospitals who want to be a part of it are invited to enroll in the program, and all mothers will receive a hat for their newborn. Additionally, they will be informed on how to take care of their heart, and how to teach the baby to do it as well.
The campaign aims to inform mothers on how to take care of their baby’s heart
The project bears the name Little Hats, Big Hearts, and is a way to honor babies, mothers, and the heart. Apart from teaching young women how to care for themselves and their infants, the project also seeks to inform people of congenital heart defects.
If you want to get involved and start knitting red hats, the website has all the information you need. The little hats need to be as simple as possible, without decorations which might get dangerous for the babies. Also, if you don’t possess knitting skills but still want to help, there is a solution. Hospitals will welcome any donations of red wool and yarn.
The Little Hats, Big Hearts project was founded in 2014 and, since then, it collected and distributed over 300 red hats. Now, it spread to 40 states, and might soon become a tradition everywhere in the United States.
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