Refugees at SBEC participate in Little Hats Big Hearts Program

The refugees at St. Benedict Education Center (SBEC), like so many of us, want to make a difference through outreach. To this end they have been busy working enthusiastically on a project entitled, “Little Hats Big Hearts Program” as a way of giving back to the community. Winsome Hoydu, a volunteer at SBEC spearheaded this undertaking in conjunction with The Children’s Heart Foundation of the American Heart Association. Under her guidance, the refugees knitted approximately 40 red hats for babies who will be born this month of February at participating hospitals whose goal it is to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children to do the same while raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.

“Little Hats, Big Hearts is a program that honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way,” explained Sister Pat Witulski, SBEC staff member who was instrumental in helping this project become a reality. “The program started in February 2014 in Chicago, IL and collected 300 hats in the first year. It has expanded to include more than 40 states and SBEC is proud to be among the contributors.”

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