A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Valentine’s Day falls during the month of February. Gifts are purchased, cards are written, and notes are sent to people far and near expressing our love for them.

Access the service project Knit a Stocking Cap for those in Need.

This month we are encouraging our Mailbox Members — and others in our congregation — to share the love of Jesus with those in need by making (or purchasing) stocking caps. These caps will be given to an agency of your choice. Very small ones could be given to the nursery in your local hospital for newborns, adult-sized caps can be shared with cancer patients, and still others can be donated to a homeless shelter in your community. Your group can decide which organization they will be supporting.

Some of your Mailbox Members might knit or crochet; others might be interested in providing the yarn to make the hats. But providing warm hats for those in need can be a project everyone can support in their own way.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: Please insert your contact phone number in the fourth paragraph below) 

Hello from LWML! 

Valentine’s Day is coming soon — a time when we share messages of love with those who are special in our lives. This month we are encouraging our Mailbox Members and others to participate in a collection of knit stocking caps for those in need. If you knit or crochet, use your favorite pattern and make a hat or two that can be donated to those in need in our area. If you don’t knit or crochet, you might consider purchasing a knitting loom from a local craft store. The looms are easy to use even by children. What a great way to get kids involved in sharing something they have made with someone in need. Your participation can also model the selfless giving that was perfectly modeled for us in our Savior Jesus.

Attached to this note is more information about Knit a Stocking Cap for those in Need. If you have an opportunity to make some caps, let me know when they are finished and I will make arrangements to have them picked up, or you can bring them to church where we have a collection area for them.

If you have any questions, please call me at _______________________. It is a joy to be in service to others with you and our LWML sisters in Christ. 

Your Sister in Christ,



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