Over the weekend, I divided all the baby items we’ve been collecting and shipped them to the 21 shelters (really, 24 shelters requested items but the boxes were packed before the last 3 requests came in) which wanted them. I included stuffed animals and wash cloths to round out the packages. It still ended up that we gave only 8 items to each shelter.
I had no idea that baby items would be so popular. I’m glad we could give some items to so many shelters. All in all, 8 items to each shelter will seem like very few to the individual shelters, but if you want to make more, we can send items again when we have enough.
If you want to take a break from making comfort scarves (which, after all, are our main product) and make a few baby items, blankets were most requested. I estimate that one regular crib size blanket is about the same size as 10 scarves, but you could make receiving blanket size blankets as well.
I was happy to think of all the dish cloths we’ve been making found a useful place. I included them in the boxes as wash cloths for babies. I really like that idea.
I think preemie and really newborn size caps are not that useful in the long run. If you want to make hats for babies, I’d stick to one year size. In general, we really want hats for kids age 6-14.
You’re all doing a great job. We’re well set for our Sept. 22 big shipping of comfort scarves. Thank you so much.