Monday, June 30, 2008

Update on the Coveted Yarn Baby Hat Contest!

Tha amazing thing about something as simple and great as this contest is the ability it has to restore something so large as hope or confidence. That being said I want to thank everyone who participtes either by sending in hats or just telling others about it. It is nice to know there are still people who not only care, but care enough to do something about it!

When we ran the first quarter's contest and only received two hats I was sad. I thought about dropping what seemed like a great little idea. I decided to give it another quarter to see how it would do. The second quarter we got a total of 66 hats donated to the hospital. I was thrilled, it had started to work. Then it happened again, after almost the entire span of the contest and only receiving 15 hats I was beginning to wonder again....is it a good idea?

Well, Saturday morning I went to the PO box and was surprised, there were 75 new hats waiting for me! I collected another 10 from some faithful locals and the tally stands at 100 hats for this quarter! I can hardly believe it! Thanks to everyone for helping out. I promise not to lose faith any more. We haven't checked the PO box yet today and there is still some time before the contest ends at midnight so we might even get a few more! It is really a nice thing and I am glad to be part of it. Thanks again to everyone!

Don't forget we will start the next contest July 1st to end September 30th! Please keep sending in those hats!

-Robert
Here is the contest:
NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.
All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (if you include your e-mail we cna include you in mini sales we run for entrants) Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Rob, you rock!

No, wait. WE rock! A pat on the back to all of us baby hat makers.

Am already thinking about designs for next quarter.

Renna said...

Oh, good. I'm so glad you got a big bunch of hats! I had my small bunch I meant to send and kept forgetting (read-procrastinating). I will get them sent soon, I promise.