While some of the Basking Ridge Indian Community members were collecting toys and gently used coats as part of their Holiday drive to help local charities, a few others were getting together to help knit chemo caps for cancer patients. For BRIC, the spirit of GIVING does not end with the Holiday season.
Sometime around November 2016, a few Basking Ridge community members got together to form a group called 'knit/crochet with love'. This group meets once a week to make chemo caps for cancer patients and donates to various organizations such as 'Knots of Love.'
A pioneer of the group, Richa Gupta says, "We started off small but are growing every week with new members. Our group is also accepting donations of yarn. Thanks to all the donations and hard work of the members, we have already made 70 caps and counting."
Caps are made of specific brand of yarn, washed and packed with hand made cards before they are mailed to an organization. Local cancer centers are also being contacted for future donations of caps and blankets for children.
Few of the members are new to knitting while others are picking up needles for the first time. No matter what their skill level, members are finding this activity both gratifying and relaxing.
Richa can help interested members of the community start their own small group. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would rather help out with donating the yarn to make the caps, please check the pictures of the brands of yarn the group is accepting.