To help some disadvantaged people keep warm this winter, The Headwear Association donated about 6,000 hats to homeless shelters and nonprofit organizations nationwide on Thursday, December 8 2011. It was a very gratifying experience for all involved.
When temperatures dip below freezing, wearing a hat is one of the best ways to help keep warm. People lose as much as 80 percent of their body heat through their head.
On Thursday, December 8th, The Headwear Association (THA), the oldest association in the hat trade, will distribute warm hats to men, women and children at homeless shelters and non-profit organizations across the country.
“This the fourth annual Headwear for the Homeless drive, and it is our most meaningful campaign of the year,” said Ryan Seth, President, The Headwear Association. “Over the past two years, our THA members have handed out thousands of warm knit, wool and fleece hats to disadvantaged people who truly needed them to stay warm during the winter. We are honored to do this again this year.”
“We only hope we can provide a bit of comfort this winter to those who are homeless and suffering,” said Seth.
Hat companies participating in Hats for the Homeless include:
Bollman Hat Company, Reading PA
Opportunity House (430 North 2nd Street, Reading, PA)
Mary’s Shelter (325 South 12th Street, Reading, PA)
Bollman will be donating wool, felt, knit, and fleece beanies and caps to less fortunate men, women, and children at these two locations.
NES Enterprises (with Bollman Hats), Paterson, NJ
3393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501-2815
Dorfman-Pacific, Stockton, CA
Gospel Center Rescue Mission
445 S. San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA
Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
411 South Harrison Street, Stockton, CA 95203-3332
One.TLC School for Homeless Children, Stockton, CA
San Diego Hat Company, San Diego, CA
Emergency Shelter for Women and Children
Outdoor Cap, Bentonville, AR
Philadelphia Rapid Transit, Haddonfield, NJ
Haddonfield Friends School, Mitten/Hat Tree Program
47 North Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2476
Headwear for the Homeless 2018
“Kniaisia Hundley, who was placing oversized hats on the head of her adorable 3-month-old son Katrell Picks, said she was impressed by Bollman’s efforts.”
•“I think it’s really nice they do this. You don’t have a lot of places where people will come out and give you things.” • •Johnson also said she was touched that the company takes the time to donate so much each year. “It shows a lot of love,” she said.
I think it’s really nice they do this. You don’t have a lot of places where people will come out and give you things.” • •Johnson also said she was touched that the company takes the time to donate so much each year. “It shows a lot of love,” she said.
On December 13th, 2018, Dorfman Pacific gave away more than 3000 hats in Stockton, CA
Company volunteers took the day off and visited three Stockton locations: •Hope Ministries
•Stockton Homeless Shelter
•Mary Graham Children’s Home