For Immediate Release | June 21, 2017
Dufferin County, ON: The latest count shows HatsOnDufferin has surpassed the 500 hats mark reaching a total of 649 completed hats. With this mark exceeded, HatsOnDufferin has taken an important step closer to meeting its goal. Founded in 2016, HatsOnDufferin is a non-profit organization whose goal is to ensure that every child, person, and family within Dufferin County has a hat to keep warm this winter.
The initiative has seen key support from many local and regional players who have helped to raise the profile of the initiative and poverty awareness in Dufferin County.
HatsOnDufferin Founder Stephany St.Louis commented on the important mile-marker that has been achieved saying, “What an amazing display of community involvement and willingness to take action for a better tomorrow. The level of support we have received from organizations, businesses, individuals, and our regional partners is incredible. Surpassing this mark is our collective accomplishment and I share this success with all of you. Without our amazing partners and supporters this simply would not be possible.”
The progress was marked on the HatsOnDufferin progress-meter on display outside Craft Happy in Orangeville. In total the organization plans to donate 150 hats to each of Dufferin County’s twenty-nine schools in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Those looking to get involved in the initiative are encouraged to visit hatsondufferin.ca for more information and like HatsOnDufferin on Facebook. Yarn and hat donations are being accepted at Craft Happy in Orangeville.
HatsOnDufferin would like to thank the following organizations: Craft Happy, The Wool & Silk Co., The Friendly Chef Adventures Inc., Lavender Blue Catering Ltd., Soulyve Caribbean Kitchen, Headwaters Tourism, County of Dufferin, The Town of Shelburne, Headwaters Communities in Action, DC Moves, Volunteer Dufferin, Snapd Dufferin, Dufferin Women in Business, Crochet and Knit Club Dufferin.