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Program to provide hats for needy kids

hats for kids Ritzy Things in Redmond has teamed up with the national non-profit organization Caps for Kids to help provide knitted or crocheted hats to underprivileged children this winter.
   Each year, the Caps for Kids program works with retailers throughout the U.S. to encourage knitters and crocheters to use their extra yarn to make caps for children in need.
   "We are proud to be part of the Caps for Kids program and anticipate a great response from our community," said Arlene Ritzhaupt, owner of Ritzy Things.
   "Through Caps for Kids, we can make a real difference in a child's life. We urge our local knitters and crocheters to donate their time and talents, and we look forward to displaying their work."
   Ritzy Things has set up a display promoting the program. Homemade caps can be brought to the store, 16132 NE 87th St., until Dec. 15. The name of the donor must be attached to each cap.
   Caps for Kids was started in 1984. Since then, the program has distributed over 462,028 caps.
   For more information, contact Arlene Ritzhaupt at (206) 883-2442. For Caps for Kids program information, contact Bonnie Greene at (510) 676-3969.