I don’t know about you, but FREE is my favorite four letter word – after LOVE! Boy, oh boy, do I have a deal for you! If you’ve lost your hair while undergoing chemotherapy, you will probably start a new collection of hats, scarves and other head coverings to keep the drafts away!
I had quite a collection of scarves and hats that I color coordinated with all of my outfits. The only downfall to this was the HUGE expense! Although I have passed my collection on to women undergoing treatment, I recently found a few head covering FREEBIES that I wanted to pass along to you. I’m hoping this information will help you find a Shining Moment for you or your loved one.
Here are some ways to get them for FREE:
- Knitted or crocheted scarves: My Pink Scarf offers a Free handmade scarf to any woman going through any type of cancer treatment. Scarves are made by members of various organizations, high school students, even prison inmates all across the country. To request a scarf, email your name, your relationship to the person you want to receive it, and their address, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call 701-426-8303. They also welcome donations of materials and volunteers who want to make scarves.
- Hats: Heavenly Hats was started by 10-year-old Anthony D. Leanna to provide FREE brand-new hats for cancer patients who lose their hair “to help the patients feel better about themselves and to give them the extra courage and hope to win their fight.” The hats are just a small symbol of hope and love, but, he says, “My wish is that it will have the power to brighten the patient’s day so that they can look to the future with a smile. “ You can request one from a variety of choices including lightweight spring hats, wool ones, beanies and baseball caps. Call 920-434-4151 ext. 1400.
- Scarves or head wraps: If you are experiencing a loss or thinning of your hair as a result of chemo, the Good Wishes program at France Luxe and L. Erickson USA will send you a FREE “hug for your head” – a head wrap or scarf in the pattern and color of you choice. All Good Wishes gifts are made with Crystallized Swarovski Elements as a special symbol to honor your courage and spirit. Call 888-884-3653.
- More Hats: The Hat Box Foundation was established to make and distribute FREE handmade hats to people with cancer. Each hat distributed through the foundation is 100% hand-knitted or crocheted by volunteers from across the country and comes with “that special ingredient of kindness.” Check it out!