October 28, 2010

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Knit a cap, save a newborn life

Save the Children's Baby Caps holiday gift is a perfect idea for people who knit/craft, especially since many are looking to help those less fortunate in other countries without writing a check. The basic idea is to knit a simple baby cap (it's also a great learning activity to do with your kids), and save a newborn life. Knitting a baby cap is a simple and effective tool that can keep babies warm and ultimately contribute to reducing newborn deaths (which is 4 million per year) in the developing world.  Save the Children will send the caps to their newborn health programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Making a cap is easy - just follow the patterns in this booklet or visit GoodGoes.org/caps to view additional patterns for newborn caps.

When you are finished,fill out a cap tag, attach it to your cap and ship your cap to the address below:
Save the Children, Caps for Good
c/o The Doe Fund
173 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

If you have any questions or would like more information about Save the Children and Warm Up America’s Caps for Good program, email GoodGoes@Savechildren.org. If you would like more information about how to make your cap, visit WarmUpAmerica.org or email specific questions to info@WarmUpAmerica.org.