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healthly living

Beanies for Preemies

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If you want to support Ryder's project, please support his cause by
going to his go fund me page at:

https://www.gofundme.com/jh89pu-beanies-for-preemies

e at the Pulse were made aware of this enthusiastic young
gentleman, Ryder, from the Lake Manitoba Narrows, who
has recently started up an important project that he calls:
Beanies for Preemies. His mother Rhonna Rodriguez, shared this
inspiring story and we wanted to share it with our readers:
"It all started with me trying to clean up my craft corner! With extra
yarn and materials, I researched patterns to crochet baby beanies to
then later donate to the hospital. Ryder, my seven year old son said that
he wanted to turn this into a business. I reminded him that this was for
charity and not for profit. Then he got excited about helping kids and
he said we should set a goal to make 400 hats! I laughed and told him
that I did not have the money, yarn or time to make 400 beanies but
that I loved his enthusiasm. He walked away but I could see his wheels
turning. After some time he came back, he said, "What if we sell the
beanies or raise the money?" I thought for a second and then told him
if he wanted to start a project to raise the money then I would continue
making hats until the yarn was gone.
I told him he had to think of the following: A name for his project. His
goals. Where would the hats would go once they were made? What
could people do to help?
I thought that by giving him this mini homework assignment, it might
remind him that projects are a lot of planning and work. I also thought,
frankly, he might lose interest. But Ryder rose to the task. Creating
a project name: "Beanies for Preemies," Ryder also completed a goals
sheet and drawing a poster or logo.
Seeing that he was determined to go forward, we called the
Children's Hospital Foundation in Winnipeg to see if they would even
take the hats once complete. They not only agreed to take the donation
of beanies, they said there are chapters in their foundation called Kids
helping Kids and that Ryder's project would fit right in there. Now Ryder
became more excited than ever.
As I crocheted hats, he came up with the idea that when someone
donated to the cause, they could write a note or sign their name, which
we would then pin on the hats, that way, when the baby got the beanie,
the parents would get the message. We had experienced this ourselves
when signing a card for the Make A Wish Foundation after a donation
at Walmart.
I agreed with Ryder, feeling it was a way to have people involved
for their $2 donation for each hat. So Gabe, Ryder's dad, made him 500
business cards to be used as our message board and also to advertise
his project and help with his donations. Knowing we were behind him,
pushed Ryder even further. Ryder created a goal board on our chalk
board at home that shows how many hats are made to date and how
many donations received. He has been telling people his goal and has
already received cash and etrasnfer donations which we have used to
purchase more yarn. He has asked his Nana (Shelley Zawislak) to help by
sewing fleece hats to add to his 400 beanie goal.
Ryder will be setting up a table at the Ste Rose grocery store this May
and a table at the Lake Manitoba Narrows community yard sale in June
and then, once more materials are collected, we are planning on asking
local active seniors if they would like to donate their time to help make
beaniesAs a mother, I am so proud of my son, Ryder and his efforts and
as long as he is passionate about this project I will continue to support
him and crochet away!" Rhonna Rodriguez


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