Many of the ladies of KOFA spend their hours and days working busily to make it better for the ill children of Arizona. Their contributions have gone to the
Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southern Arizona and the Phoenix
Children's Hospital Foundation. The ladies are all
members of the Optimist
Club. These deserving children are cancer patients. One of the severe side effects of chemo and radiation therapy is the loss of hair. This year the ladies contributed two hundred and ninety-five wool caps, twelve quilts and two baby blankets. Much of the yarn was donated by late Nancy Hudson.
'We have doubled our hat contribution over last year,' commented Henney Scholten. 'They still need lots more because they ran out of hats this year,' she added.
Congratulations ladies, and many thanks for your devoted
to right - Lotte DePoule, Peggy Hess, Henney
Hudson, Pat Dunkel, Evelyn
late Nancy Hudson hard at work on a quilt.
massive effort by the ladies of KOFA Ko-op
|Left to right - Sheila Wagner, Betty Labrecque, Henny Scholten, Fran Torgler, Dale Person, Lotte DePoule and Pat Blanchard.
And this story does not stop
here. The ladies of KOFA Ko-op, continue to devote
their time to this worthy cause on an annual basis.
For the year 2014 the group has increased its donation
to 319 items. Thanks for the thoughts and hard work.
Contributors in 2014 (left to right): Kathy Cooper,
Henny Scholten, Ann Hutchinson, Monica rose, Carol
Arnold, Brenda Neil, Jeannie Frase, Peggy Hess,
Aldora Long, Lotte DePoule, Pat Blanchard
the conclusion of our story above, it was
the hope of the group to create
approximately 500 hats for the following
season. But as luck would have it, so many
more ladies jumped aboard the bandwagon of
hope & heart. For the 2015 season a
total of 2216 hats plus 26 quilts were made
One lady in particular, Darlene
Johnson deserves special mention.
Darlene was a visitor to KOFA Ko-op in
2015. She was also very sick.
For her, making hats took her mind off her
illness and make them she did - a total of
1000! Unfortunately, Darlene passed
away in November 2015. Her daughters,
in memory of their mother, created another
116 hats leaving 1100 hats made and donated
by the ladies of KOFA Ko-op. Simply
Contributors in the photo above (left to right):
Carol Arnold, Eldora Long, Darlene Reddick, Ann
Bowles, Susan Ellison, Donna Marschall, Jeannie Frase,
Barb Frazel, Henny Scholten, Mickey Vincent, Nancy
Scheldberg, Ann Hutchison, Nancy Grant, Monica Rose (not
present - Fran Torgler, Ann Berger)
Update: Feb. 2017
1364 Cancer Hats - 72
Quilts - 34 Lap Afghans
Contributors: Carol Arnold, Carolyn Kendrick,
Marilyn Tibben, Ann Berger, Barb Frazel,
Henney Scholten, Nancy Grant, Kathy Cooper,
Dorothy McKenney, Brenda Neil, Donna Marshall,
Gail Brown, Susan Ellison. Monica Rose, Lotte
DePoule, Tina Miller, Bernice & the