Stitch & Hustle believes strongly that it is our responsibility to give more than we take.  It is one of the reasons this blog exists. As makers, it is an honor to contribute in ways only we can to our community. Giving is more than just a donation, there are lots of ways to get involved. We all have something to offer. We each have special talents and gifts that can feed into the lives of others. With that in mind, we have two separate Give Back Programs.

After reading an article about Chase The Chill in the Huffington Post, and having twice been homeless and in need herself, Michele launched Share The Cozy in 2016. Hundreds of hats and scarves are now distributed to those in need in Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Cranston,  Charlotte, NC, and several other cities.  You can read more about it on the blog here. If you want to get involved, you can purchase a hat or scarf to be donated or contribute for shipping costs here.

If you would like to make hats or scarves to be distributed to those in need you can send them to
(please do NOT send money or yarn)
144 Stitches Share The Cozy Program
PO Box 86
Sycamore, IL 60178

 

Halos of Hope delivers chemo caps to cancer patients at over 400 treatment centers nationwide. In partnership with Halos of Hope since 2014, for every hat sold from Michele's small handmade business 144 Stitches, a chemo cap is also made for Halos of Hope. It is an honor to be part of their community providing a little comfort to someone's day.   Read the story of this partnership here.

You an contribute to this campaign here.

If you would like to make hats or chemo caps to be distributed to those in need you can send them to:
(please do NOT send money or yarn)
144 Stitches Chemo Caps Program
PO Box 86
Sycamore, IL 60178

Cotton or acrylic fibers that are lightweight are best. You can get free chemo cap patterns on the Halos Of Hope site here.