Looking to keep that blissful feeling of gratitude and love all year long? Angel Snugs is a perfect solution! Harbor Hills resident and friend Bobbie Powell started our local group four years ago. Since then, this 501 (c)(3) has grown along with two flourishing Angel Snugs groups from The Villages.
Angel Snugs was started in 2006 in Sanford by Angi Farrugia. Angi knit hats for children hospitalized in the Arnold Palmer oncology ward. When Angi’s story reached Bobbie, Bobbie was touched and motivated to take action. With the assistance of area organizer Jen Smith, Bobbie created an Angel Snugs group for those living within and outside of The Villages.
Today, talented men and women put their crochet, looming and knitting skills to good use. The groups create imaginative hats for children undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and other lifesaving procedures. Hats are sent to 80 hospitals covering 37 states and Canada. Twelve Florida hospitals regularly receive hats from Angel Snugs. The children choose their own hats and the most imaginative snugs are in demand. Envision a hat with yarn fashioned as a pony tail, curly worms or Phyllis Diller’s wild hair!
Have a caring heart but only a half hour a week to spare? Volunteers can create a loomed hat in thirty minutes. The group of men and women meet at Water Oak Clubhouse on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 1-4PM. Patterns, yarn and help are free and available to help new members create that first “snug” or warm hug. Participants can stay for a short while or the entire class, enjoying friendship and cake!
Bobbie’s message is heartfelt. “This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and bring smiles to a children’s oncology ward.” Yarn donations are needed and appreciated. Call Bobbie at 352-678-5679, Jen at 352-250-3431 or visit angelsnugs.org.

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