In Spring, 2005, the AECDC's then-president, Deborah Cherniss, began “Knitting for Newborns” to add warmth and color to the AECDC's new baby-related programs for low-income families.

Since then, hundreds of hats (and blankets) have come from individuals and groups such as Brandeis Women, Hadassah, and shops like Pins and Needles in Princeton, NJ.

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They go to our many little clients (we serve over 700 families a year) and to area hospitals and Neonatal Intensive Care Units that care for fragile and disabled infants.

The hats range from very, very small (for premies) to large infant size.  They often are paired with our Diaper Program, keeping both little tops and bottoms warm and dry.

For information on knitting hats, please click here.

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