The local project, “Hats for the Homeless” is a long-time partner of Joshua’s House Volunteer Hospice and continues to be a bright light in the community. Led by Joshua’s House Board Member Angie Strawn, Hats for the Homeless was able to distribute 800 hats to homeless individuals last year, and they are on track to give away close to 1,000 hats this year!

Recently, Hats for the Homeless lost a beloved volunteer, Char, who knitted over 90 hats for homeless men and women. Char became involved with Hats for the Homeless after experiencing a family tragedy. She found peace and a sense of purpose when knitting hats for people in need. The healing Char felt when knitting is something all of us at Joshua’s House can relate to. During her celebration of life, Char’s family chose Joshua’s House as a recipient for memorial donations. We couldn’t be more honored to be recognized by the family and are deeply grateful for their kindness.

In memory of their devoted volunteer Char, Hats for the Homeless continues to knit hats for those in need and are excited to reach 1,000 hats this year. If you are a knitter and would like to volunteer your time to help them reach their goal, you can email Angie at amstrawn@comcast.net.

Click here to learn more about Hats for the Homeless and their partnership with Joshua’s House and other community leaders.