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Google Employees Donate Knitted Caps to OC Non-Profit

Google employees donate 101 knitted and crocheted caps to Costa Mesa-based, Knots of Love.

Knots of Love volunteers sorting through the Google caps. (Photo credit Knots of Love)
Knots of Love volunteers sorting through the Google caps. (Photo credit Knots of Love)
Google employees recently donated hand-knitted and crocheted caps to an Orange County non-profit to benefit cancer patients.

As part of Google's global week of community service, Google employees from Mountain View gave 101 caps to Knots of Love, a Costa Mesa non-profit dedicated to cancer patients. The Google donation helped Knots of Love set a personal record for most caps donated and shipped in one day, a total of 1,050.

“Their caps were beautifully made and will touch 101 more lives that would otherwise not have felt their love and warmth,” Christine Fabiani, Knots of Love founder, said. “It is wonderful that people find time in their busy schedules to help others.”

Along with helping warm the lives of cancer patients, Knots of Love is also working on its annual Veteran's Cap Drive. The campaign was created to make caps for people living in Veteran’s Affairs hospitals across the country.

“They are now waging the fight of their lives,” Fabiani said in reference to the veterans. “We should do everything in our power to help them in their time of need. Giving back to them after all they have given us.”

Knots of Love has donated more than 12,000 caps to VA centers since 2007. The organization has a goal of 8,000 caps by Veteran's Day on Nov. 11, and more help is needed.

“We need knitters and crocheters around the world to unite in our cause,” Fabiani said.

For more information on Knots of Love, visit knotsoflove.org.

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