What a wonderful outpouring of advocacy in their community!
Kansas Children’s Service League asked for folks to knit, crochet or loom purple caps or hats to help promote the awareness of the Period of Purple Crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention.
The Emporia Community stepped up and provided 851 purple caps, more than 12 percent of the state wide goal of 7,500 caps or hats. This is just amazing! Your efforts and talents are greatly appreciated and we look forward to doing this again next year.
I want to especially thank the Emporia Public Library for their promotion of the event including the “Knit In” collecting just over 100 caps, Betty Pierson who donated 100 caps and Sharon Patterson who has again gone above and beyond, donating 500 caps. Thank you also to Katharine Commerford for 62 caps, Paula Roper for 24 caps, and many others who donated anywhere from 1 to 20 caps that were beautifully handcrafted just for our program. The creativity and love that was poured into each cap is just amazing and awe inspiring.
Thank you to everyone that participated and donated to our outreach efforts. A purple hat/cap along with a DVD on the Period of Purple Crying will be distributed to each baby born in Kansas through the months of November and December in an effort to educate parents on the issues of infant crying and the prevention methods for Shaken Baby Syndrome, also known as Abusive Head Trauma. Again, thank you so much for your support.
Bev Long, Program Development Manager
Kansas Children’s Service League, Emporia
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