Hats for Hope: Nonprofit’s knitting class warms the homeless with a special donation

In the spirit of Christmas, clients from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.'s knitting class donated more than 60 hats to residents at Haven for Hope, a private non-profit aimed at transforming the lives of men, women and children faced with homelessness in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. 

"We see health in terms of mind, body and spirit. In addition to the primary health care services offered at our Wesley Health & Wellness Center, we provide the community with a place to learn and grow through exercise classes and support groups. Our knitting classes are particularly popular for community members to make friends, and share struggles and successes while learning to knit and quilt," said Oanh Maroney-Omitade, vice president of community health programs at Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

The hats were hand-knit by nearly 30 class participants at Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Wesley Health & Wellness Center as a part of their recreation and enrichment program. This is the second year the donation has taken place. Each hat took about two hours to make and various sizes were made for men, women and children. The holiday donation will be distributed to Haven for Hope residents with the most critical need.