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Her Project Is Aimed At Keeping Warm All Those In Need
Corinne Philips, a teenager from Gardendale, Alabama, managed to prove that one can change the world one stitch at a time.
The passionate knitter recently succeeded in sending hand knitted hats to people in need spread all over the US.
Her ambitious project was to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed to keep warm, and that involved sending donations to all the 50 states.
Corinne is not at her first attempt to complete such a grandiose charity work. At the young age of 12, she created a non-profit organization called Hats for Health.
The main purpose of the organization was and still is to provide premature born babies with hand knitted hats to keep warm. These newborns need to conserve body heat, and keeping their little heads warm is a way of achieving that.
Over the years, the teenager has also sent hand knitted hats to cancer patients. Since these patients often undergo chemotherapy and lose much of their hair in the process, a colorful hat may be just the thing capable of bringing a smile on their faces.
She is not alone in her endeavors. The hand knitted hats that have now reached all the 50 states. In addition, even 5 different foreign countries have received donations by Corinne and other people with a passion for knitting.
So far, she has offered 30 free lessons to those who want to learn how to knit. This is how she met other people interested in the charitable activity she promotes.
With the help of similar organizations, including the Red Cross, which ran a program called Little Hats, Big Hearts, she has succeeded in her project. She even traveled to Jamaica, to teach women there how to knit and sell their work.
Corinne Philips is now in her senior year in high school and her efforts have been noticed. She earned the Alabama 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community award and 10,000 dollars for her future studies.
Phillips is currently in the running to be one of the 15 AXA winners to receive an additional $15,000 scholarship.