Where They Go

MORE THAN JUST A CHARITY

Our care caps go to the chemotherapy clinics. A few go to individuals that we know or hear about, but, by and large, we produce, package and ship coast-to-coast to U.S. cancer clinics. By 2019, we ship 800-1,200 each month! There is no charge for the caps or the shipping.

These clinics are regular recipients:: M.D. Anderson (Houston and Orlando), St. Jude Children’s (Memphis), Wilford Hall Air Force Med Center (San Antonio), St. Vincent (Little Rock), Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Little Rock), Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville), Vanderbilt-Ingram (Nashville), Gilda's House (Nashville) the university medical centers at Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Utah, and Washington. CARTI (Little Rock), Conway Regional and Ozark Health (Arkansas) and the Seattle Consortium. As we have availability, we ship to other clinics around the nation and the Veteran’s Administration.

We are set up as teams and in a "continuous production line". One team may begin the process and another may finish it. Our group effort works best for us. As a result, we supply a quality-controlled garment, separately bagged for medical centers, packed in bulk and shipped on an agreed-upon schedule. This is "The Care Cap Way"...and we are very protective of it.  We make every cap with an energy that is alive and filled with love.

SPECIAL NOTE:  The Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute at Little Rock has its own monthly sew-in team. Under Mary's direction, they sew all their garments (and even give us any surplus) at the UAMS Family Home. The UAMS Cancer Auxiliary there provided a wonderful cargo trailer in 2016 for our use (Ebenezer II). 

"IMPORTANT NOTICE:  These web pages will be discontinued in the near future.  Their underlying technical elements are outdated plus our site has been hacked repeatedly recently. We are in discussion with our developer to update and move to a new host.  HOWEVER, a complete movement of all the current information may no longer be practical for our uses.  Our basic use now of any site will be the continuing the Quarterly Calendar.  The notices posted to our volunteers as to the place/date/time are generally of interest only to that target group.  It may be that Mary will send individual emails to each team member rather than use carecaps.org. "Care Caps" is maxed-we do not seek to expand-not in volunteers, not in clinics to receive caps, not in production, not in financial backing, not in distribution and more.  What a blessing! Thank you all for making your contributions to the project. The web pages may not continue but Care Caps will keep shipping...   INGRAM and MARY "

from INGRAM PHILIPS, administrator