My name is Julie Baldassano! I’m currently a Senior at Upper Dublin who has always had a passion for volunteering to save animals. A dedicated vegetarian and animal rights activist for many years, I realized in fall of 2011 how I could make a real difference. I created the Hats for Homes fundraiser to give abandoned Golden Retrievers loving homes! Ever since, I have been hard at work hand knitting comfortable, colorful hats (with pom-poms!) for everyone willing to donate 10 dollars or more to the cause. All of the profits raised benefit the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue.
See who donated, which hat they bought, and how much they donated here!
The positive impact of this project spreads beyond assisting homeless shelter dogs. Benefiting the elderly by brightening their lives
, all those who purchase hats by giving them recognition on http://hatsforhomes.org/
, fellow classmates who want to help make a difference through Upper Dublin’s Knitting Club, a
nd, most of all, Golden Retrievers by saving their lives, Hats for Homes is making the world a better place. My efforts were recognized by the community when I was featured as the Citizen of the Week
in the Ambler Gazette. Thank you for your interest in Hats for Homes!
* Update: I have raised over $5,000! See my progress here.
*Note: If the link to a Golden’s page shows an error message, it means that the Golden you selected has been adopted and is now happily living in a new home. Success! Clicking here will always bring you to the page from which you can browse all available dogs up for adoption.
These are some of the hats I have hand knit so far. I take requests!
All proceeds will be donated to Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. Visit them here!
My Labrador (Lucky!) is the one who made me realize how much joy dogs bring into the world. She has made me smile every day for the past eleven years! Read more about her HERE.