When temperatures dip below freezing, wearing a hat is one of the best ways to help keep warm. People lose as much as 80 percent of their body heat through their head .
On Thursday, December 8th, The Headwear Association (THA), the oldest association in the hat trade, will distribute warm hats to men, women and children at homeless shelters and non-profit organizations across the country.
“This the third annual Headwear for the Homeless drive, and it is our most meaningful campaign of the year,” said Ryan Seth, President, The Headwear Association. “Over the past two years, our THA members have handed out thousands of warm knit, wool and fleece hats to disadvantaged people who truly needed them to stay warm during the winter. We are honored to do this again this year.”
“We only hope we can provide a bit of comfort this winter to those who are homeless and suffering." said Seth.
Hat companies participating in Hats for the Homeless include:
Bollman Hat Company
Opportunity House (430 North 2nd Street, Reading, PA) and
Mary’s Shelter (325 South 12th Street, Reading, PA).
Bollman will be donating wool, felt, knit, and fleece beanies and caps to less fortunate men, women, and children at these two locations.
NES Enterprises (with Bollman Hats)
393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501-2815
Gospel Center Rescue Mission
445 S. San Joaquin St. Stockton, CA
Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
411 South Harrison St. Stockton, CA 95203-3332
one.TLC School for Homeless Children
San Diego Hat Company
Emergency Shelter for Women and Children
(619) 687-3720 http://www.sdrescue.org
PHILADELPHIA RAPID TANSIT
HADDONFIELD FRIENDS SCHOOL
MITTEN/HAT TREE PROGRAM.
47 North Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2476
For more information about Headwear for the Homeless please contact Jill Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323.550.8950.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
HAT DAY in the SUN
June 17, 2011
The Headwear Association (THA) will be distributing free
Sun Protection Hats in cities across the U.S.
New York, NY
Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop – 3:30pm
2538 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Harlem, NYC 10039
THA will be hitting the streets of Manhattan to give away free sun protection hats. Follow THA on Twitter for hat giveaway times and locations.
Los Angeles, CA
MediaNoche – 4pm
5048 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Eagle Rock Farmer’s Market
Hats in the Belfry – Noon
South St & South 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Binn’s Park – 7am
100 N. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
The Hat Ladies – Noon
Corner of King St and Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29403
Long Branch, NJ
Pier Village – 11am
1 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
San Joaquin County Fair Track – 1pm
1658 South Airport Way
Stockton, CA 95206
University of the Pacific – 5pm
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
21st Annual All-Star Classic Baseball Game
Weekends – Noon
1200 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Memorial Field Park – 2pm
W 13 Mile Rd and Woodward Ave
*This is an Advance Event on
June 11, 2011
2nd Annual Celebrity Detroit Piston –Lions Softball Game
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
When we stepped into the Boathouse it felt like we’d entered a time warp. The room was filled with a glamorous crowd – and every single one of the 160 party guests at the 103rd Annual Headwear Association dinner was wearing a hat.
Gentlemen and dandies were decked out fedoras, derbys, homburgs and cowboy hats; the ladies were wearing everything from wide-brimmed statement hats to the chic, modern fascinators favored by Kate Middleton.
The Headwear Association (THA) is the oldest association in the hat trade and the oldest of its kind. Originally known as the Traveling Hat Salesmen's Association (THSA), the organization was founded on January 30, 1908 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City by 34 hat salesmen.
THA President Courtney Bush of San Diego Hat Company welcomed the guests and was awarded the David Leiberman Award recognizing his year of service as president. Ryan Seth of Hats in the Belfry was inducted as the new Headwear Association President.
Headwear stalwart David Broner of Broner Hat & Glove was presented with the Ben Rosenthal Award recognizing a lifetime of excellence and leadership in the Headwear Industry. David Broner accepted this prestigious award in front of the entire Broner family – his wife, sons, daughter and grandsons all came from Detroit to attend the event.
Shawn Ferry, President of Byrnie Utz Hats in Seattle was presented with the Retailer of the Award.
Dawn Duncan, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Fashion Institute of Technology announced the establishment of
The Headwear Association Endowed Scholarship at FIT. S.H. Baik of Young An Hat Company created the scholarship and partnered with The Headwear Association and FIT.
The scholarship will be awarded to a full time student with demonstrated academic merit and financial need majoring in Accessories Design with preference given to a student with special interest in millinery design.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Hats are such a timeless accessory! This photo could be from any decade.
Three Timeless Hat Shapes that never go out the style Modeled by Gary Rosenthal, Shawn Ferry and John Rosenthal
Theresa Gardner and Andrew Bleecher, San Diego Hat Co. present Courtney Bush, San Diego Hat Co, with the David Leiberman Award
Jill Hammer, Principal, HammerINK & THA Publicist; Don Rongione, President & CEO Bollman Hat Company
Jeffrey Sun from Foremost came all the way from Nantung, Jiangsu China to join us at the dinner
Headwear Industry Leaders Don Rongione, President & CEO Bollman Hat Company and Doug Highsmith, President & CEO Dorfman-Pacific
Gary Rosenthal presents David Broner, Broneer Hat & Glove, with Ben Rosenthal recognizing leadership and excellence in the Headwear Industry
Don Rongione, President & CEO Bollman Hat Company
David Broner, Broner Hat & Glove, Winner of the Ben Rosenthal award recognizing leadership and excellence in the Headwear Industry
Courtney Bush THA President with Mark Schaffel, F&M Hat Co; Doug Highsmith, Dorfman-Pacific; Paul Mahan, Outdoor Cap Co.