Camp Happy Times Soars Among the Stars
Are you ready to help us shine again for the Valerie Fund's Camp Happy Times? Want to help provide 200-300 kids, ages 5-21, hats that are warm, festive and fun? Wonderful! Because we have the 2013 'theme' from the directors and organizers early, giving us all lots of lead time to make this another great year, and hopefully meet or exceed our previous years' contributions of over 300 themed and 300 regular hats.
Our friend, Robyn, one of the Camp Happy Times coordinators, tells us "the theme for 2013 is 'Stars'. So anything glittery, moon, stars, astrology, etc. We are going to do some stargazing with the kids this year …and it gets cold out there at night, so I know they will need the hats!"
So we got to thinking…which can be dangerous for all of us at Halos of Hope sometimes…how creative can we get with a stars theme? It could be a beanie with a moon or stars motif attached, or simply a hat made from a yarn that sparkles and shines. We like Universal Yarn's Cotton Supreme Sequins, for example.
And then we got to thinking some more. Because there are wizards with stars, like Mickey Mouse in Fantasia. There's Star Wars and Star Trek, and all kinds of outer space aliens who come from the stars. How fun could this be??
Hats will need to be sent to Halos of Hope no later than Friday, July 19, 2013, to allow us plenty of time to send them to the camp organizers.
Please send to:
Camp Happy Times Campaign
Halos of Hope
P.O. Box 1998
Arlington Heights, IL 60006-1998
We have a discussion thread on the Ravelry website as well. Be sure to join and share your hat ideas, or feel free to ask questions.
Help us take these kids 'to infinity and beyond' (hey! there's another idea) for Camp Happy Times' 2013.
Recommended hat circumferences are 17" - 22" for ages 5-21.
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