Monday, December 5, 2011

The Headwear Association Sponsors Third Annual Hats for the Homeless Drive

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
Reading, PA

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)
Paterson, NJ

Eva’s Village
393 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07501-2815
(973) 523-6220

Stockton, CA

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
Stockton, CA

San Diego Hat Company
San Diego

Emergency Shelter for Women and Children
(619) 687-3720

Haddonfield, NJ

47 North Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2476
(856) 429-6786

For more information about Headwear for the Homeless please contact Jill Hammer at or 323.550.8950.