Caring Caps is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that knits items designed for babies and toddlers around the world. We teach people how to knit, supply them with the necessary supplies to knit, and then collect their knitted items as they go. Those items get distributed to to developing nations all around the world such as Haiti, Dominican Republic, Romania, Philippines, Brazil, and Uganda. We also have volunteers across the globe assisting our effort. Some volunteers are a part of a branch or Caring Caps chapter that meets regularly. Other volunteers are completely independent and simply ship us items as they knit them. For more information on this, see our "Mission" page. To the mothers, these hats are so meaningful. If you don't believe me, check out the pictures we have our of hats in use. For most, this is the only handmade item the child will receive from outside their village. Each hat is as unique as the knitter who made it and the child who will wear it! Our charity began 4 years ago when Natalie Barton was 13. She began making hats for babies in her local hospital, but when the Haiti earthquake struck, she realized the need was much greater. What started out as one girl knitting 40 hats has transformed into a community of volunteers who have knitted over 2,500 items. We have an established board of directors, and our an official non-profit organization. Our mission statement is as follows:
"To provide underprivileged children in impoverished areas with handmade items. We're changing the world, one stitch at a time"