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Knots of Love, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Providing specialty head wear, blankets, scarves and other articles of specialized clothing for cancer patients. Make and provide blankets for neonatal intensive care units. Make and provide hand made intravenous picc line bandage covers.

Results: Thanks to you, your support has a repeatedly played a key role in our success of gifting over: 375,000 caps to men and women and children battling cancer. 30,000 NICU blankets to precious new lives incubators. 68,000 caps to Veterans. 31,000 caps to children.

Target demographics: Men, women and children feel comfort and warmth as they undergo Chemotherapy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 245,000 people.

Geographic areas served: Cancer Patients across the United States

Programs: Providing specialty head wear, blankets, scarves and other articles of specialized clothing for cancer patients. Providing blankets for neonatal intensive care units. Make and provide hand made intravenous picc line bandage covers.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a recipient of KOL. A coworker slyly questioned me on my favorite colors when I was going through breast cancer chemo a year ago. A couple weeks later, he showed up with KOL hats for me! Even with my hair grown back, and way shorter than I've ever had, I still wear the beanies on a chilly morning when walking with my husband.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started making hats for KOL at the request of my daughter. She works for Google NY and they were having a 'give back' campaign so she signed up for KOL and asked if I would help her. And although the campaign ended, I continued on.
I think she also thought that since I was a recent breast cancer survivor and also one who likes to crocket that it would be a good match. And it has!
I enjoy making the hats for those who are going through chemo. I know first hand how one feels when they no longer have any hair.
And a great shout out to Christine for this wonderful charity. I feel she really gives it her all and the personal phone calls to thank everyone and to let them know where their donations are being sent to is the icing on the cake. How many charites even bother with a thank you. Christine goes out of her way to make us all feel appreciated.
I'm so happy I found your wonderful charity.
Thank you..

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Donor

Rating: 5

Although I have been donating crocheted caps and NICU blankets to Knots of Love for only a year and a half, it is always a pleasure dealing with Christine Fabiani and her team. They exhibit the “personal touch” at all aspects of their business from personal phone calls, e-mails to let us know about activities, to notes letting you know where some of your handmade pieces were donated. I do not remember how I initially found out about Knots of Love but I am always happy to let others know about their services.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan as a veterinarian taking care of our military dogs. While she was there we shipped her yarn and she made hats for knots of love. When she came back I said, "I want to do that teach me!". In the last 2 years I've made almost 50 hats. Thank you for Christine for this beautiful charity I love giving back in this wonderful way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for this charity for over five years and have seen first hand what we accomplish.
I volunteered at the Knots of Love table at the Orange County Fair this past summer. I met a young man who came up to the table, thanking us for the caps we sent him while he went thru chemotherapy. He and his friends all commented on what a difference the caps had made for him while he was losing his hair.
This is only of the many stories I heard while volunteering at the Fair,
Vera Rowe

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In today's world with so much hate, violence, and self centeredness, Knots of Love stands out for it's unselfish and compassionate outreach to those who are having a difficult time! It is a blessing to join in this wonderful work!

2 Sue S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Knots of Love is awesome!!!! Loving, kind hearted volunteers knit and crochet caps for anyone suffering from hair loss as a result of cancer or disease. All these beautiful masterpieces are given away free of charge. Every year the organization attends the Orange County Fair to share their wonderful mission with fairgoers!!!

2 Jim H.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first started knitting for Knots of Love about 6 years ago. When I retired, I was able to help out on "shipping" Fridays. What an incredible experience! First, there are caps, blankets, stump covers, NICU blankets pouring in from all over the country. Each donation comes from someone who has taken their time and talent to knit something for a total stranger. Next, the caps are sent to people who have lost their hair and are going through something no one wants to experience. And through it all come the letters......heart warming notes of thanks and gratitude from people who have received a cap. Stories of hope, stories of loss, stories of appreciation that someone cared enough and took the time to use their talents to help a stranger in need.

What makes Knots of Love unique is the continuous circle of love and kindness. Love from others being passed on to those in need. Strangers helping strangers. People actually spending time to help someone else. In todays unrest it is uplifting to know that deep down people still care. As our founder always says, "People are s-o-o-o nice." But to me, each week Knots of Love proves that we are a society that truly cares for others.

1 Elsie L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love to knit as I find it very therapeutic and feel great when I complete a prioject. When I started knitting caps for Knots of Love, it really gave me a wonderful feeling when I read some of the comments from the recipients of these caps. Cancer is a terrible disease and I feel rewarded to be doing something for someone else. I am so happy to be a small part of this nonprofit.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I was searching for a charity project to immerse myself into. I found the Knots of Love's website and, as they say, the rest is history. I have used most of their patterns for chemo caps and during this past summer have made and donated over 100 to my local cancer center. Whenever someone expresses an interest in making these caps, I refer them to the Knots of Love website for a comprehensive list of recommended yarns and, of course, their lovely patterns.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a cancer survivor and I was looking for an organization that would help me give back. I discovered Knots of Love and it has enabled me to donate blankets for the neonatal care centers across the country. Knots of Love President called me personally to thank me for my donations and let me know exactly where my blankets were being sent. This demonstrates the committment Knots of Love has for their cause. Not only does Knots of Love affect the recipients, but also the volunteers donating their blankets and caps. They are a top rated non-profit in my view.

1 Lynn C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love knitting but living in Florida we dont get to wear sweaters scarfs or beanies very often. I was so happy to be able to join Knots of Love as now I can knit to my hearts content and know that I am doing some good and helping others at the same time.

1 Ellen K.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So Happy I found Knots of Love... Terrific knowing where my hats finally land.So enjoy making hats and blankets for those in need.
Thank You Knots of Love!
Ellen Kallinsky-Nemish
Rancho Bernardo,CA

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wanted to start knitting again. I am 74 years old and wasn’t knitting sweaters anymore! I found Knots of Love online and started knitting. Christine has been extremely helpful with my questions and calls with feedback. It’s nice to know where you’re work is going. It’s a terrific organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been knitting and donating infant blankets to Knots of Love who sends them to over 500 NICU hospitals. Christine Fabrini's commitment to delivering knitted and crocheted caps and blankets to cancer patients and NICU's is a great service to those who need to know they are not alone. I would highly recommend you donate to this nonprofit because it plays such a spectacular role in helping those in need to feel warmth and love.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this charity. They touch lives in a beautiful way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a quilter and knitting has never been one of my favorite things to do However I can get a lot of knitting done while visiting with family and also on long car or bus rides. Knots of Love is a wonderful organization and I am proud to be member of iti and have been for many years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my mother was undergoing chemo for lung cancer her greatest issue was her hair loss. She had thick jet black straight hair for most of her life. While I was visiting her i noticed she was wearing a not so great looking, itchy wool beanie. She wore it to cover her bald head.

Knots-of -love has given me the opportunity to give soft, warm and colorful chemo caps to ensure comfort and warmth to those in need. I know that my mother would approve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am happy to report my connection to this site. I have knitted for them for several years and I am very pleased with the way they handle your work. I receive a phone call after they receive my donation. With their thanks Inam told exactly where my hats are going. I have knitted for another and never heard a word from them SO you can see why that call is so important. All I need is a simple Thank You and I am a happy knitter. Molly ‘ O’

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Volunteers are amazing!!! This charity is so consistently shipping love and care! The founder still does, as she has for 11 years, each week, calls each and every person who sends in caps and blankets and thanks them and tells them where their caps and blankets went. She’s done that for all people who made all the 400,000 caps and blankets they have shipped to date.