WHO WE ARE
Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress, a nonprofit organization, knit and crochet hats for the homeless, chemo patients, newborns, troops, and first responders. The group also makes scarves and baby blankets and quilts for those in hospice and the homeless.
Pam Zwecker, the co-founder of Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress, helped to create the organization after her mother felt inspired from another group of women. Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress began to organize after Zwecker's mother read an article about a group of ladies who saved plastic grocery bags, made plastic yarn, then created sleeping mats for the homeless out of the material. Zwecker knits and her mother quilts, so the two started the Helping Hands Ladies of Cypress. The group has been active since 2016 and has grown through outreach done through various social media platforms such as Facebook and the Nextdoor app.
The group, which includes 25 active members, makes hats and quilts for organizations such as hospice centers, memory care centers, the Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Country, the Shaken Baby Syndrome Campaign, and the American Heart Association.
The organization, which meets every second Thursday and the fourth Saturday, welcomes community members to donate supplies, funds, or time
WHAT WE DO
make the world a better place.
We are one of many charity organizations focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we knit and crochet hats for the homeless, chemo patients, newborns and our troops. We make scarves and baby blankets. We quilt for hospice and the homeless, helping others is the real charity definition.
We distributed 307 Hero Hats last year. We sent 135 of them to Las Vegas after the 1 October shooting to the Heroes that helped. We are making 583 for the firefighters in California who battled fires and mudslides that threatened so many.
Every day we find more men and women who deserve a Hero Hat, and we will make this happen. Let us know if you have a name to add to our growing list of those that deserve a Hero Hat.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey we created Project Hero Hats to acknowledge those that rose above the occasion to help others. We wanted to Honor Heroism. We placed these hats in the hands of first responders.