It brings Sue Sherman great joy when she drops off a batch of her homemade hats at a number of different non-profit facilities around Lincoln. On this trip, The Bridge Behavioral Health was her destination of choice.
Until just last spring, Sue had no idea how to knit. But once she learned how to knit there was no stopping her, "I did the baby hats first and I donated a hundred hats to Bryan East for their NICU unit."
From there, it was Sue's son that would come up with the next step in her mission, "He said, 'Mom, let's do hats for the homeless,' and I said, 'Alright, that's a good idea."
Yes, it was such a good idea that sue has made more than 600 hats for the homeless. And Sue says there is no end in sight, "When I donated the first ones to Matt Talbot there was a lady there and she said, 'Oh my gosh, these are so great,' and she tried one of the hats on and she said, 'Does that look good on me?' and I said, 'Yes, it does,' and it was so heartwarming for me."
Sue says she is always in need of more yarn to make more stocking hats. So if you'd like to donate any spare yarn that you might have to Sue's mission, you are invited to drop it off at The Bridge Behavioral Health that's located under the 'Rosa Parks Way bridge' at 7th & K in downtown Lincoln.