This photo is of Anthony giving a speech at the Jefferson Awards in Washington, DC about the importance of volunteering. Anthony gives speeches to local school groups, church groups and other community groups about how important it is to help other people, especially people who are in need.
The Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) holds many hat raising events across the country. We have schools, church groups and other special community groups such as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts holding hat drives in their different communities to raise new hats and monetary donations for Heavenly Hats(TM). This has been a huge success for everyone. It gives other children a chance to help out a good cause and it helps Heavenly Hats by receiving additional donations of hats for the patients and funds for shipping costs. Heavenly Hats wants other youth to see that they too can make a difference in the lives of others. Please complete the form on our "volunteer" page if you or your group is interested in holding a hat drive or volunteering for our organization in any other capacity.
NATIONAL HAT PARADE DAY
Thank you to everyone who participated in our past Hat Parades. There have been a lot of questions about where to send the donations. All donation checks can be mailed to: The Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM)-2325 Pamperin Rd. Suite 3 Green Bay, WI 54313. Thank You!!!
Our Fall Hat Parade will be held on Friday, October 12th, 2012(or on any other date in 2012-13 that is convenient for you) please contact us to see how you can get your school or business involved.
University of Houston Clear Lake
A group of students at the University of Houston Clear Lake joined together to help the Heavenly Hats Foundation in April of 2008. The group collected monetary donations for Heavenly Hats from friends, families, co-workers and fellow students. The group effort was a huge success and they were able to collect over $1,400.00 for our foundation. We thank this entire group along with everyone who was generous enough to donate. The donations will be used to help us with shipping costs so that we can continue to send hats to patients in need. The photo below is of the group who organized this wonderful event. Thank you to all of you.
From left to right: Daniel Lester, Teddy Bowers, Heather Garner, Ramon Neufeld, Jackson Khat, Carly Opsahl, and Danny Benavidez. Taking picture Julie Bray
Florida Federation of Women's Club
The Florida Federation of Women's Club, part of the Gerneral Federation of Women's Club invited Anthony and his parents to Orlando, Florida in May of 2008 for their State Convention to talk to the members of the club about the Heavenly Hats Foundation. It was a wonderful experience and we would like to thank all of the members especially Barbara Mehaffey, the Helping Hands Chairman for making this all happen. Thank you to all of you for your continued support, it means more than I can say. Below are a couple photos of the event in Florida.
Anthony & Barbara after speech
Ladies at the convention all wearing hats
Howard-Immel, Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin will be holding a chili cook-off to help the Heavenly Hats Foundation on April 19th, 2008. Participants are asked to bring a new hat to donate to Heavenly Hats. It should be a great time with some great Wisconsin chili being served up.
2007 CLASSIC CAR CRUISE FOR CANCER
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2007 Classic Car Cruise for Cancer. We had a very successful first year and hope to build upon our success in the future. Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers and participants. Hope to see you all again next year.
This event was sponsored by WFRV CBS in Green Bay. Road Rash on Packerland Drive in Green Bay. Shoot's Bar & Grill in Suamico. More information available on our 2007 Classic Car Cruise For Cancer Page.
3rd ANNUAL CAPS FOR CANCER TOSS
WITH THE GREEN BAY GAMBLERS ON
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2007
The 3rd annual "Caps For Cancer Toss" on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI was a huge success. There were over 2,500 hats thrown onto the ice after the Gamblers first score which have been donated to Heavenly Hats(TM). Thank you to everyone who donated and to our sponsors Green Bay Gamblers, WIXX 101.1 and WLUK FOX 11.
"HEAVENLY HATS CAPS FOR CANCER NIGHT"
This event with UWGB was a huge success for our organization. I would like to thank everyone who made this event such a success and also thank all of the volunteers who helped us out on the evening of the event.
Our 2nd Annual event with UWGB will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2008. Hope to see you all there, we have some awesome raffle prizes including an Official Autographed throwback Lakers Jersey signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabar
Listed below is a short list of the other events that Heavenly Hats(TM) will be involved with or have been involved with.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Day with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was a huge success. There was a very large crown and everyone who attended had a fantastic time. Thank you to everyone at the Wisconsin Timber Rattler Organization for allowing Heavenly Hats(TM) to be involved in such a great event and we look forward to being involved in this special day again in 2007. Please visit our website for details of next years event.
The Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) is excited to announce a 2005-2007 partnership with the Gamma Beta Phi Society. The Gamma Beta Phi Society is a national honor and service organization for students in colleges and Universities around the United States and have over 100,000 members nation wide. Gamma Beta Phi has adopted Heavenly Hats(TM) as their community service project for 2005-2007 and will be collecting monetary donations as well as hat donations through January of 2007. As of July 2006, they have donated over 1,000 brand new hats. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with this event please contact Jimmy McNutt at 1-800-628-9920 or you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to everyone who is involved with this great organization. Below is one of the drop boxes at GBP Baker College in Flint, Michigan.
The General Federation of Women's Clubs a national organization has adopted the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) as one of their national projects for the next two years. The Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) is excited to be working with all of the different chapters around the United States, we feel that this is going to be a great partnership. Thank you to all the members and organizers who are participating to help our foundation.
PHI THETA KAPPA a national organization of two year colleges around the United States held a hat drive for their regional convention to benefit the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM). Anthony was invited to Elgin, Il to speak at this convention and was presented with over 800 brand new hats that they collected or made. Thank you to everyone who was involved with this event and for making it such a huge success. Below is a photo of Anthony speaking at the convention.
Heavenly Hats(TM) has joined forces with the St. Louis Region, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) to collect brand new hats and monetary donations to help the Heavenly Hats Foundation. There will be many events throughout the year at different locations around the country. Keep checking our website for dates and locations of 2006 hat drives and events.
A special thank you to Tom and Diane Carr and for everyone at the Sports Car Club of America for all of their hard work and support.
FORKS TOWNSHIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Easton, PA had a Family Reading Night where there collected brand new hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM). The evening was a huge success and they were able to collect many cool hats for the patients. Thank you to everyone who was involved with this great hat drive.
JUNIOR TROOP #1588 in Southern California will be kicking off their hat drive for Heavenly Hats(TM) in March. The girls will be holding their drive for their troop and are looking for your help. For more information you can send an email to: email@example.com. Below is a photo of the troop "CIRCLE OF FRIENDS"
Well, the results are in, the girls collected 118 brand new hats for Heavenly Hats(TM)-"Way To Go Girls" and thank you very much!
The Mid-Atlantic Women's Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE) will be kicking off their campaign to support the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) at their Health Fair on September 23rd in Suburban, MD. For information on how you can get involved with their efforts please contact the program director Kimberly Williams at: 443-543-3145 or you can contact her by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to everyone who is involved in this fantastic campaign to help the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM).
RACHEL BARBAKOFF of Short Hills, NJ chose the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) for her Mitzvah project because she says she knows how it feels to be different, and she wants everyone to feel good about themselves. Well, Rachel's project was a huge success. Not only was she able to collect many great brand-new hats for Heavenly Hats, but she was also able to collect a significant amount of cash donations which will help greatly in covering that costs that are involved in sending the hats to all of the cancer patients. A great big thank you to Rachel and her parents and everyone else who was involved with her project and made a donation. Thank you very much!!
Some of the OVID-ELSIE AREA SCHOOLS in Elsie, Michigan are participating in a hat drive/fundraiser to help benefit the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM). Ovid-Elsie Middle School and E.E. knight Elementary School is holding their benefit on Friday, October 28th. Everyone who donates a $1.00 or brand-new hat to the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) will get to wear their favorite hat for a day. For more information on this fun event you can contact Mary Pease at: email@example.com or call (989) 834-2271 Ext. 1431
OVID-ELSIE MIDDLE SCHOOL
is a fantastic organization which sells pick me up merchandise for cancer patients, cancer supporters and cancer hospital staff. All of their proceeds go to benefit great cancer organizations such as Heavenly Hats(TM). Please visit their site for more information.
ARIANNA the National All American Toddler Queen recently held a hat drive in Englishtown, NJ to benefit Heavenly Hats(TM) at a NHRA Drag Racing Series where they collected many hats which were autographed by the professional drivers. Arianna is planning on holding an annual event to help Heavenly Hats(TM). Thank you to Arianna, her parents and everyone who was involved with this fantastic event.
A special thank you to the WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas American Cancer Society Relay For Life for collecting over 700 hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. Thank you for all who participated and for everyone who donated hats. They plan on helping Heavenly Hats during their event in 2005 as well.
The WASHINGTON D.C DISTRICT KEY CLUB has adopted the HEAVENLY HATS FOUNDATION as their project for the 2004-2005 school year. The Capital District Key Club has a goal of 4,000 hats. Heavenly Hats thanks everyone involved for their efforts and for choosing the Heavenly Hats Foundation for their project for the upcoming school year.
ASPIRO, INC. in Green Bay, WI-will be holding a special "hat day" at their organization on Friday July, 1st 2005. Aspiro held this hat drive and it was a huge success. Thanks to Wendy Vande Hei and the rest of the administration and staff at ASPIRO, they were able to collect about 400 brand-new hats for Heavenly Hats. The Mayor of Green Bay Jim Schmitt made an appearance and showed his support for the non-profit organizations of the Green Bay area. Thank you to all who made this drive such a huge success. Below is a photo of Anthony and some of the hats collected.
LEA AND HER FLORA PRODUCERS 4H CLUB AND 4H FEDERATION-of Belvidere, Illinois- will be collecting hats and cash donations to benefit the Heavenly Hats Foundation in her local community. In addition to this she will also be collecting hats and cash donations at a local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. The Relay for Life will be held on June 23-24, 2006 at the Boone County Fairgrounds-8791 Route Route 76-Belvidere, Il. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in this fantastic fundraiser you can call 815-544-8088 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Donations can also be sent or dropped off at: Marv's Argo Sales and Service-6172 Logan Ave.-Belvidere, IL. Thank you to Lea and everyone involved in helping Heavenly Hats. Lea has recently sent another fantastic donation to Heavenly Hats which is so greatly appreciated. Lea you have been so wonderful, thank you so much for all of your hard work!
IMPERIAL MARKETING, INC. in Southfield, Michigan will be holding a hat drive beginning 6-14-05 and running through 7-11-05. They are holding a cross-department challenge to see how many brand-new hats that they are able to collect. Best of luck with your hat drive and we can't wait to hear how you did.
THE AMERICAN EXPRESS PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANIES in De Pere, Wisconsin-will be holding a hat drive to benefit the Heavenly Hats Foundation from April 18th, 2005 through April 29th, 2005 and will be taking donations for "cancer canines" on the 27th and 28th of April. To find out how you can get involved in this great drive you can contact Vicki Valenta a member of the Dream Team Special Events Staff at American Express: Phone: 920.330.5672, Fax: 920.330.5350
e-mail: email@example.com A special thank you to all who are involved with this event. The hat drive was a huge success. The Dream Team was able to collect a fantastic variety of hats and they also were very successful in getting many "cancer canines" adopted which will help Heavenly Hats greatly in covering the costs of shipping the hats to the hospitals and patients. Thank you all for your hard work and kindness.
LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL in Lakeview, MI-recently held another fundraiser to benefit Heavenly Hats. The students and staff were allowed to wear a hat for the day if they donated $1.00 to the Heavenly Hats Foundation. Their fundraiser was a huge success and the money collected will be put to great use to help cover the costs of shipping the hats to the hospitals and patients. Thank you all once again very, very much for your continued support.
AMERICORPS-BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE GULF COAST-BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI-Will be holding a hat drive to benefit the Heavenly Hats Foundation starting on April 1, 2005 and running through their community gala on June 30th, 2005. For more information on how you can get involved with helping with the hat drive or how you can donate in that area please contact Lesley Back the AmeriCorps program director at 228-374-2330. Thank you for everyone involved in this fantastic hat drive. This hat drive was very successful and we want to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved. See photo below.
May 21, 2005 Heavenly Hats Love Run left Gulf Coast Harley Davison on Cedar Lake Road and rode to the Lundays and Pass Christian Units of the BGCGC where they toured the clubs and had a chance to meet our staff and youth. The purpose of the Run was to raise hats and awareness for Heavenly Hats.
Help the Heavenly Hats Foundation collect hats by becoming a member of the Points of Light Foundation Kids Care Club. Please send me an email with your name and address and how you would like to help.
This is Girl Scout Troop 19 from Green Bay, Wisconsin holding some of the hats that they made to donate to the Heavenly Hats Foundation.
BOYNTON BEACH FLORIDA RELAY FOR LIFE, will be holding a hat drive in the Spring of 2005 at their Relay For Life to benefit the Heavenly Hats Foundation. To find out how you can help out in this area with this event please contact Sandy Mennillo the Survivorship Chairperson at: 561-346-5456
HARRISONBURG HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB AND STUDENT BODY in Harrisonburg, Virginia now holds the new record for hats collected by a school or organization. The Harrisonburg Key Club, staff and student body held a hat drive in the month of December and were able to collect over 1,500 hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. HATS OFF TO ALL OF YOU!! Thank you very much.
The South Carroll Key Club of Sykesville, MD will be collecting hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. If you are living in that area and would like to help here is their link http://ccpl.carr.org/schs/
Brittany Stoner and Julie Snyder of Pennsylvania have been collecting hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation in Pennsylvania to earn their Cadette Girl Scout Silver Award. Many of the hats that Brittany and Julie collect and donate to Heavenly Hats will be donated to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Penn. Brittany and Julie have sent their first box of hats to us and we have sent another box out to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Thanks Brittany and Julie for all of your efforts and continued support. Below is a photo of Brittany (left), Mary Jo Garraty of Hershey Medical Center (middle) and Julie (Right) with a box of Heavenly Hats that were sent to the hospital. We have recently received several more boxes of hats from Brittany and Julie and they are all fantastic. Many, many thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to helping the patients in need.
LEWIS COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE in Centralia, WA will be holding a hat drive to benefit Heavenly Hats during the month of May. The event actually takes place on May 20th and 21st. If you would like to get involved with this fantastic event you can contact Connie Pitcock. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to everyone involved for helping.
The Lewis County Relay For Life had a very, very successful hat drive and were able to collect a lot of fantastic hats from their community for the cancer patients. Above are some photos of their great event. Thank you to all who donated and participated in this hat drive.
OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE in Toms River, NJ headed by Melissa Santoro will be holding a hat drive to benefit Heavenly Hats during the months of March through May. Melissa is also on the committee for the Relay of Life in this area which will be held on May 14th. They will be accepting donations of new hats as well as cash donations on the day of the event to benefit Heavenly Hats. If you or someone you know would like to get involved with either the hat drive or the Relay for Life you can contact Melissa Santoro at: 908-783-1771 or you may email her at email@example.com
THOMAS DALE HIGH SCHOOL KEYETTE CLUB in Chester, VA recently collected and creatively decorated hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. The hats are adorable and I know that the patients will find them to be amusing and comforting. Thank you all for your great efforts.
POQUOSON HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB in Poquoson, VA recently held a hat drive to benefit Heavenly Hats. They were able to collect many fantastic hats that the patients will greatly appreciate. Thank you to all of you.
Magruder High School Key Club in Rockville, Maryland will be collecting hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation as their district project. This is a link to their site http://www.magruderkeyclub.org/projects.html Thank you very much for all of your efforts.
ST. MICHAEL'S NURSERY SCHOOL IN YEADON, PA-Will be collecting hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation over the next couple of months. For more information on how you can help with the hat drive or how you can donate in that area please contact Joanna Embry at St. Michael's School.
EASTERN GREENE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BLOOMFIELD, INDIANA have been collecting hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation and doing a fantastic job! Here is a photo of some of the children with the hats that they have collected.
YOUNG MEN OF VALOR-St. Paul Temple of God in Christ in Washington, D.C.-recently held a hat drive and they were able to collect over 100 new hats and also monetary donations to help with the shipping charges involved with sending the hats to the patients. Thank you all for your great efforts.
THE SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP at St. Veronica's School in Howell, New Jersey has been holding a hat drive to benefit Heavenly Hats which is generating a lot of interest among their peers and they have been able to collect many hats. Thank you all!
PENINSULA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL in Newport News, VA-recently held a hat drive at their school for the month of December which was very successful. Thank you to all of the students and staff your hard work and fantastic donations.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MARYLAND COUNCIL 370 in Baltimore, Maryland collected over 300 hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation in a very successful hat drive. Thank you all for your hard work and kindness.
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL in Hagerstown, Maryland purchased and decorated hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. The hats are absolutely adorable and the patients who receive them are going to love them. Thank you for all of your thoughtful and creative hats.
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WISCONSIN in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is holding a "Blue Jean Friday" in the month of February. Members of the staff who donate $5.00 or more or bring in a hat worth $5.00 or more will have the privilege of wearing "blue jeans." Thank you all so much for helping out the Heavenly Hats Foundation in February. Their hat drive was very successful and they were able to collect many hats as well as monetary donations which will help significantly with the costs of shipping the hats to the hospitals and individuals.
KRISTINA THRASH of Nashville, Arkansas and her class East Lab and the rest of her High School will be holding a hat drive in the month of February to benefit Heavenly Hats. The winning class will be treated with breakfast at McDonalds. Best of luck to all of you and thank you so much for helping out Heavenly Hats with all of your efforts. Below is a photo of Kristina with some of the hats that they have collected.
THE STUDENT COUNCIL in Floral Park, New York will be holding a hat drive over the next couple of months to help out the Heavenly Hats Foundation. The school is very excited about their hat drive and they are expecting a lot of donations. Best of luck!
THE KEY CLUB OF FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL, in Reisterstown, MD not only held a hat drive to benefit Heavenly Hats, they actually made the hats. The students found a pattern and made over 170 very soft fleece hats with the most adorable material. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this creative event. The hats are so soft and perfect for all of the patients who will be receiving them.
LARGO HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB, in Bowie, MD recently held a fundraiser to help the Heavenly Hats Foundation. They were able to collect monetary donations to help pay for the costs of shipping the hats to the hospitals and individuals, which is always a huge concern. Thank you very, very much to everyone who was involved.
POQUOSON HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB, in Poquoson, VA recently held a hat drive to help Heavenly Hats. Their drive was very successful and they were able to collect a great variety of hats for patients of all ages and gender. Thank you all for your efforts and success.
COPIAGUE HIGH SCHOOL in New York, NY recently held a hat drive for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. They were able to collect many hats all of which are going to be greatly appreciated by the patients who receive them. Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity.
NORTH HAGERSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL in Hagerstown, MD got really creative in their hat donations. They sewed fleece hats for the patients that are very soft and comfortable. The patients will love them. Thank you all for your generosity and creativity.
SOUTHHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB in Courtland, VA recently decorated brand-new hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. The hats are very creatively decorated and the children who receive them are going to think they are really "cool." Thank you all for your hard work and kindness it is greatly appreciated.
DULANEY HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB in Timonium, MD recently held a hat drive to benefit Heavenly Hats. The club was able to collect many styles of hats that will be great for many different patients. Thank you very much for all of your great efforts and kindness.
DEEP RUN KEY CLUB in Richmond, VA, held a fundraiser to purchase materials to make fleece hats for the Heavenly Hats Foundation. The groups from Charlottesville, Manassas and Middlesex made over 125 hats out of the material purchased. Thank you all for your hard work and generosity. Below is a photo of some of the students hard at work making the hats for the patients and a photo of the entire group.
STEVEN PADUANO of Carmel, NY recently held a hat drive in his community to benefit Heavenly Hats. Steven was able to collect about 80 hats and they were of such great variety and will be put to great use. Thank you Steven for all of your hard work and generosity. Below is a photo of Steven with some of the hats the Pastor of his church Marylin.
BOURGADE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL in Phoenix, Arizona recently held a hat drive through their student council which was a huge success. The student had a lot of fun with this drive and we thank all of them for all of their hard work and efforts in collecting all of the hats. Below are a couple of photos of the student council on one of their "hat days."