Stitches from the Heart, a national non-profit organization, is asking area volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies at hospitals around the country.

They would also appreciate yarn donations.

After recently celebrating its fourth anniversary, Stitches from the Heart has announced that more than 10,000 volunteers have donated more than 500,000 created items.

Patterns and more information is available by telephone at 877-985-9212, by e-mail at, or on the group’s website,

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