Summer is a tough time for selling hats, but there are still hungry children that need our support.
The fine folks at Hats for Hunger reached out to me about their summer hat sale, and who can resist helping out a kid who just wants to make a difference, right? Eleven-year-old Hannah emailed to tell me that they're having a buy one get one, where you get a surprise bonus hat when you order from them through the end of June.
All of the proceeds from Hats for Hunger benefit Heifer International, an organization that's helping feed the hungry worldwide. The Hats for Hunger site explains that each price point corresponds to a different donation to Heifer:
- A $40 hat contributes to a share of a pig
- A $30 hat buys honeybees
- A $20 hat pays for a flock of chicks, geese or ducks
- Every twelve $10 hats sold buys a sheep.
You might remember Hats for Hunger and Hannah's super adorable video from our write-up last July. Hannah continues to be active with Hats for Hunger, and she's got a lot of other projects on her plate, as well! She told me in her email about what she has going on this summer:
I am finishing my 4H county fair projects now. I am doing a native plant butterfly garden, a knitted cushion that is recycled yarn I dyed, a set of mittens, scarf and bomber hat from wool sweaters, cooking in a slow cooker and a horsebowl kit.
Last month my team earned tenth place in the state horsebowl, which is like highschool quizbowl except all the questions are about horses. Tenth is really good because our team is ten, eleven and thirteen and the other teams are all older and have at least four players (so a fourth of the questions go to an empty chair on our team). And this is our first year as a team also.
Such an inspiration!
Hannah also mentioned that a lot of folks who have been buying Hats for Hunger during the sale have been donating their surprise hat to a local charity. You can check out all of the hats they have for sale on the Hats for Hunger website. Just choose your donation level to view the hats in that category.
Image via Hats for Hunger