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Newcastle church donates knitted hats to babies in February

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer
Newcastle church donates knitted hats to babies in February

Elaine Wilcomb with the First United Methodist Church in Newcastle, Wyoming needed something to keep herself occupied earlier this year when she threw out her back. She came across the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Little Hats, Big HeartsTM program, recruited some help from her church and delivered nearly 50 hats to Campbell County Memorial Hospital’s Maternal Child department in early February.

According to AHA website, volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Little Hats, Big HeartsTM honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.

Little Hats Big Hearts programThe Little Hats, Big HeartsTM campaign is intended to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.

Special thanks to Elaine Wilcomb and the First United Methodist Church in Newcastle, Wyoming for their generosity.

Due to infection prevention standards, CCH can only accept brand new items—we may not accept gently used plush toys, clothing or blankets; used books are taken on a case-by-case basis. Items must also come from a smoke free establishment. If you wish to donate items to Campbell County Health, please contact Community Relations at 307-688-1580.

If you're interested in learning more about volunteering with CCH, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Buxton at 307.688.1536 or visit

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