Heart for Africa is an organization that has various projects in Kenya and Swaziland. My Aunt Jan and Uncle Ron have made several trips to Swaziland with Heart for Africa putting their skills as social worker and physician to good use. In November Aunt Jan mentioned to me that Heart for Africa will be holding an event for the orphans of Swaziland in July at Somholo National Stadium. It is their wish that each child leave the event with a handmade beanie hat on which they are relying upon skillful volunteers to donate. I’m not much of a crocheter, but I do know how to make hats. I’ve spent the past couple of months using yarn leftover from past projects to make 23 beanie hats for the orphans of Swaziland. I’m hoping to get a couple more completed by February 20th when they have to be sent to Heart for Africa headquarters in Atlanta.
If you have a little extra time and talents in the knitting and crocheting world I invite you to become a part of this project with me. Believe it or not, Africa can get very cold at night, especially during the wet seasons, and having a hat can help keep a child warm and comfortable during those months. To find out more about the project please visit the Beanie Machine page on the Heart for Africa website. Send your completed beanies no later than February 20th to the Heart for Africa headquarters: