SAN ANTONIO • Babies and medically fragile children will be a little warmer over the holiday’s thanks to caring students at Incarnate Word High School (IWHS). As part of IWHS’ Crafts in a Service project, students spent months hand-making more than 300 loom-knit hats for babies, children, and teens.
The hats, which students began working on in October, will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio for children spending the holidays in the hospital battling childhood diseases and illnesses such as cancer, leukemia, and genetic diseases.
“This project, which upholds the IWHS core values of compassion and service, is our way of reminding these families that they are not alone, that we’re praying for them,” said Diana Lisenbee, IWHS library assistant, and advisor for the project.
Students were taught to loom-knit over two days in October, and a looming frenzy has since taken over the campus. Armed with their new skill and a deep desire to make a positive impact, they’ve made hundreds of hats. Each hat includes a tag with the name of the Shamrock who made, and prayed over, their gift.
Dedicated students are still knitting. The IWHS students, faculty and staff will continue making the hats until the knitted hats are delivered later this month.
*Photo provided. IWHS students knit over 300 hats for patients at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.