Seymour woman Cassondra Jones describes herself as a “childless mother” due to her soft spot for children.
Last week after seeing online that knitters and crocheters were needed to donate hats to newborns, it pulled on her heart in a special way.
“It made me feel sad because I would want to do more than just a couple hats, and I would like to donate all year long,” Jones said. “With the cost of materials and gas plus time being put into each hat, there would be no way I could pay my bills with the income I make at work selling my crafts.”
Jones then had the perfect idea, announcing Monday that through her business, Little Wishes by CJ, she would have the money donated for something one-of-a-kind in return.
“The idea hit me and I spoke to my husband about it thinking it would be a great way for everyone to come together as a team and donate something so special to those children and their families,” Jones said.
Jones said that plenty of people wanted to help when they saw the original post, but not many people know how to crochet. She figured that the best way for non-crocheters to help would be to donate $1 for materials and delivery fees.
When somebody donates $1, a hat, either pink or blue, is made and delivered to a local hospital. After that, the donor gets to receive a small crocheted heart that matches the hat they donated.
“It’s a win-win,” Jones said.
Jones said that all hats are smoke free, pet free and handmade. They are also delivered to the hospital by Jones herself. Her first donation will be Dec. 2.
Those who would like to help may contact Jones through her business page at Donations can be made through PayPal or in person.

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