Day #143: Give to Annie

Day #143: Give to Annie 5Congratulations to Annie from OR – this week’s featured giver and prize winner (gift certificate for Four at The Old Spaghetti Factory).

Annie’s story:

I don’t necessarily like to say what “I” give. I feel very privileged that I was given the vision and the passion to bless families who have babies born too early to survive. Whether a miscarriage or a baby born at 25 weeks gestation, those babies absolutely mattered to their family. I can’t fix the pain or take away the grief, but I can love them, pray for them, and send them a hat that is small enough to fit on their child.

What started at as one hat for my best friend’s son, Calvin, has grown into a world-wide non-profit. We provide hats to hospitals so that those little ones will have at least one thing that truly fits on their tiny heads and we send hats to individual families who request them.

I can’t make a hat no matter how hard I try. Yarn does not listen to me. But I can love people… and coordinate those with the ability to make the hats. Calvin’s Hats is an absolute joy and makes my heart smile on a daily basis.

To share your idea for giving, you can leave a comment on igive.

Day #143: Give to Annie 6Thanks to the The Old Spaghetti Factory for this week’s prize! The pasta-based family restaurant offers freshly made pasta and spaghetti sauces served in an atmosphere of antiques and fun. You can follow The Old Spaghetti Factory on Facebook.



  1. Congratulations Annie – I love your non-profit, what a great vision and passion you have – such a blessing to so many families.