Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Operation Pumpkin Patch

When visiting a children’s hospital, we often face a jarring reminder that children who are long term patients must miss out on several joys and privileges of childhood. This fall, we realize that simple traditions and holidays become out of reach for thousands of children each year, and we’d like to do our best to remedy that.

Many children in the hospital this Halloween are unable to dress up in costumes due to IVs and various tubes and medical equipment. Understanding that this was an opportunity they were being denied, we came up with Operation Pumpkin Patch- a plan to donate handcrafted pumpkin hats to children who otherwise would not experience the joy of creative imagination on Halloween. Now people as far away as South Carolina are making and shipping hats for this project, including an amazing young woman named Sera.

Sera’s first trip out into public following a major surgery was to the craft store to grab some yarn and pitch in. As always, we are humbled and amazed by the people who think beyond themselves to reach out to others in their time of need and give.

If you would like to participate in Operation Pumpkin Patch, please contact us at cathy@cathyscreationsjewelry.com for a shipping address and if you need help purchasing the yarn required to create hats.

Delivery before Halloween is necessary, so please arrange shipping accordingly.

Additionally, if you are aware of any other children’s hospitals that are in need of a helping hand with donations, creative ideas, or just some love, please let us know! Lots of our time and energy has gone to Boston, since it is local, but we want to broaden our horizons and reach out wherever there is a need.

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