I am writing this post to ask for help. That’s right, I can’t do it alone. For over a decade now my husband and I have been supporting the Lily of the Valley orphanages in Mexico. There are 3 total (so far). 1 is located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and 2 others are located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Each Christmas I like to coordinate a Hat and scarf drive for the children of the orphanages. This is a chance for children to receive a new hat and scarf set made with love. This year once again I am running the drive. We are in need of hats and scarfs for both sexes and for ages Infant to 18 years of age.
You can make any style of hat. It can be crochet, knit, loom, or sewn. Our goal is to receive 800 sets. This will ensure that each child will receive a set. I would also like to request baby blankets (approximately 33 x 35 inches) or lap afghans for the younger children. Many people seem surprised to learn that Mexico has some very cold regions. Not every part is tropical. I hope you will consider participating.
It seems we always run short of boys hats especially for teenage boys. I will be accepting donations until the third week of November. I’m sorry we are not able to guarantee delivery by Christmas for items received after this date. We need to tag each set with the names of the person who made/donated the items. If you prefer it would be a great help if you could tag your own sets. Just attach a tag that says: From: you name/city/country
Please mail your donations to:
PO Box 211750
Chula Vista, Ca 91921
If you would like to participate but are not able to donate handmade items you can also make money donations directly to the orphanages. Here are the links so that you can learn more about the orphanages and their mission. You can donate with checks, paypal or credit cards.
Tijuana : Click Here
Chihuahua: Click Here
Lily of the Valley is a non-profit organization and your donations are Tax deductible (USA). The USA offices are located at:
Lily of the Valley Orphanages
PO Box 2682
Chula Vista, CA 91912
If you would like to watch the video I did today announcing the drive just click on the video below. Thanks I look forward to your participation.