Bishop Feehan High School’s Crochet Club recently completed a semester-long project -- collecting, knitting, and crocheting “little red hats” for the American Heart Association’s initiative, Little Hats, Big Hearts™.
Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same. The American Heart Association is working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.
Bishop Feehan High School’s Crochet Club finished the project with 134 little hats to be donated to Providence area hospitals. Seven students are responsible for headlining the efforts: Shannon Fitzgerald (Senior, Mansfield, MA) Anitha Koka (Sophomore, Attleboro, MA), Kendahl Nye (Sophomore, Mansfield, MA), Grace O'Malley (Freshman, North Attleboro, MA), Hannah Pignato (Sophomore, Foxboro, MA), Michele Schremp (Freshman, Attleboro, MA), and Sabina Villa (Sophomore, Pawtucket, RI). The club is supervised by three staff members: Lynn Gale, Nancy Souliere, and Jessica Peixoto and three Feehan family members, Sandy Fitzgerald, Carol Pignato, and Dorothy Cirillo.
For more information on how you can help the AHA in their initiative, please visit Heart.org.