On Sunday, September 30, over 200 purple baby caps were dedicated in during worship and sent to Lakeside Women’s Hospital. These caps will be distributed to new mothers during November and December to bring awareness to Shaken Baby Syndrome. This is an ongoing project and baby caps of any color are being collected in the church office.
If you do not know how to knit or crochet and would like to learn, the Agape Stitchers are willing to help you learn. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health called on people who love to knit or crochet, because they could help save a life.
Health officials asked volunteers to knit or crochet caps for babies as part of a campaign to create awareness of the Period of PURPLE Crying and to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. Their goal for this year is to have received 4,300 caps by October 1.
The caps are distributed to 41 hospitals across the state. In the months of November and December, each newborn will receive a purple baby cap as a reminder of the importance of never shaking a baby.
Volunteers are encouraged to knit or crochet newborn baby boy and girl caps of any shade of purple with soft, baby friendly yarn. The caps can have a variety of fun colors and patterns, as long as they are at least 50 percent purple and free of straps, strings or other potential choking hazards. Purple baby caps are accepted year-round. Only caps received by Oct. 1 will make it in this year’s hospital distribution.
If you would like to make caps for the 2019 campaign they need to be at least 50% purple and may be dropped off in the church office at any time throughout the year.
Patterns are available at this link.
More details are available at this link.