Calling all Knitters!

Calling all Knitters to help knit PURPLE Baby Caps for April!

Please share your knitting or crocheting skills to help Keep Babies Safe in North Carolina. The Period of PURPLE Crying wants to give a gift of a PURPLE newborn baby cap to give every baby born in North Carolina during Week of the Young Child and Prevent Child Abuse Awareness (April 11 – April 17).

Unite and lend your hands now to knit or crochet PURPLE newborn baby caps for this great cause. Create as many as you like – from five to 50, or any number in between, using any newborn baby cap pattern, and any color of soft, baby-friendly PURPLE yarn. Please spread the word to all those you know who knit and encourage them to also start knitting now!

By knitting and sending PURPLE newborn baby caps to be given to infants across the state, you will make a difference as you:

  • Lend your hands to raise awareness about a life-saving project – the Period of PURPLE Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina – that promotes crucial parenting skills, infant/parent bonding, and understanding of a typical early infancy stage that every baby goes through which is frequently misunderstood.
  • Participate in a growing, statewide grassroots effort to educate new parents about the normalcy of early infant crying and how to cope with the frustration that can accompany it. Assist in promoting the Period of PURPLE Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina so that parents (and all others) learn to understand normal increased early infant crying and that crying is a key trigger to shaking.

The Period of PURPLE Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina is the largest and most comprehensive Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention project in the U.S. To learn more, visit www.purplecryingnc.info – become a fan on Facebook , follow us on Twitter @PurpleCryingNC.

Please Note: If you are already part of this project through the NC Hospital Volunteers (NCHV) or as a volunteer at your participating hospital, please deliver your PURPLE newborn baby caps to the hospital for which you volunteer.  For all other knitters not associated with any hospital or hospital volunteer group, please knit and mail your PURPLE newborn baby caps to:

Jill Hammergren
The Period of PURPLE Crying at APT
1316 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1316

For questions and more information, please contact:
Jane Royall
jroyall@purplecrying.info
919-733-6341

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