So many people help us fight hunger!
Andrew Castle founded Hats for Hunger in 2008 when he was 9 years old. He was inspired by a Heifer International catalog and starting knitting and selling hats to raise money. In 2008, Hats for Hunger raised $1,500 for Heifer International.
Andrew quickly recruited his younger brother Charlie (then 7) to knit and sell hats.
Mom couldn’t be left out of the fun, so Rachel frantically knit along side the boys. She also started playing with website design and social media. A Facebook group led us to all kinds of amazing volunteers, fortunately, many of them knitters because her entire family was developing carpal tunnel!
Hannah, our 9 year old PR Manager and Minnesota Representative created an incredible video to recruit knitters. She started a group on Ravelry, emailed bloggers and sent us 100 hand crafted hats! She is known to Hats for Hunger fans by the well earned title of “Hannah the Fabulous.” Her mom, Sarah, is full of incredible ideas and now has the lofty title of Creative Director.
Anya joined us when she moved to Nevada. She tells lots of people about Hats for Hunger and sells hats at local conferences. Her mom, Deb, has done an incredible job soliciting yarn companies for donations. Almost all fiber donations have been thanks to her hard work.
In 2009, Nathan posted a video interview of Andrew on his website and told all of his Twitter followers about Hats for Hunger. He quickly became our head cheerleader and the person we email when we can’t figure out how to make stuff work. He happily answers our silliest questions about technology.
Thank you to everyone for helping to fight hunger one hat at a time.
A few of our volunteer knitters: