Beanies for Babies
"Making a difference, one small life at a time."
Beanies for Babies is a not for profit organization that was birthed from a search and desire for purpose in the life of an individual who was permanently disabled after a work related accident. At a relatively young age, he was told that he would never be able to function in his line of work again or hold any meaningful type of employment. This led to a long battle with depression and resulted in numerous types of therapies, including a class on knitting which occurred at the same time as his daughter was about to deliver his first granddaughter. He joyously knitted a beanie for this little bundle of sunshine which led to another and another; until his daughter asked him what she was going to do with so many beanies, since his new granddaughter only had one head! He shared this story with our founder (Ron Clark) who had just been involved in delivering special items for premature babies at a local hospital. Ron heard the discouragement in his voice as he realized that there was a limit to this new joy he had found in knitting. Immediately Ron asked him if he would knit as many small beanies as possible because there was an incredible need at hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU’s) that was left unmet. He began to knit and the joy returned! The joy began to spread as others joined in the effort to meet the need of beanies for these very special babies. We, at Beanies for Babies, are on a quest of “making a difference, one small life at a time”.
There are thousands of premature babies born each and every year across this great nation of ours. Heat retention within their little bodies is a very important need that they have when they come into this world. This is greatly assisted by the immediate placement of a beanie on their precious little heads.
Would you like to join us in our quest to “making a difference, one small life at a time”? You can help with your knitting skills, your donations of materials, knowledge of hospitals in need and time. For more information on how you can participate in such a worthy cause; email us at Tanya@mmbfs.com.
6812 N. Navin Ave. Tampa, FL 33604