The Hat Ladies have eagerly tossed our hats into this Project sponsored by The Headwear Association and brought hats, donated by The Bollman Hat Company, www.bollmanhats.com to One80Place (formerly known as Crisis Ministries), www.one80place.org.

It is a win-win situation for everyone as seen by this note from Traci, the Donation and Supply Coordinator:

"Hello Beautiful Hat Ladies, Thank you for coming to One80 Place and giving hats to the guests. You went above and beyond just donating hats to people in need; you provided a self-confidence boost by helping the men and women choose a hat that not only keeps them warm in the winter but is also stylish. The event was a success. We at One80 Place greatly value your continued support. You make our clients very happy and stylish while staying warm.

We look forward to future events with The Hat Ladies."

Please note:  Although these photos only go back a few years, we have been participating in this Program for MANY years prior.


Coming off of Pandemic Year: End of 2022

Although health warnings were diminishing, entering the Facility or even distributing hats directly to the residents outside of it, remained off limits. 

Despite our lack of interaction with them, we remain pleased to provide this service and grateful to The Bollman Hat Company for allowing us to implement their humanitarian Program each year.  This year our timing was especially perfect:  Charleston experienced almost a week long of unseasonably below 32' weather.

Archie, Nancy, Ida, delivering a wonderful assortment of men and women's hats

Toasting the good deed we did and enjoying one another




Corinne, Jayne, Ginsey, Archie



Ginsey, Archie

Archie, Pat

Corinne, Pat, Ginsey, Archie, Jayne (celebrating the Day and the Deed afterwards)


2021 (Pandemic year)

@100 men's and 60 women's hats are contained in these boxes


Archie (left) and Ida (middle) model two of the stylish women's hats as all hats are delivered to Traci, Volunteer Coordinator


Photos from 2019 distribution, which shall, hopefully be the case again someday.     

Holly, Paige, Mimi

Holly, Paige, Liz, Mimi

Holly and Mimi

Holly and Paige

Archie, Holly, Paige, Liz, Mimi

We are honored to participate in something that allows us to make tangible the spirit of the season and provide FUN for everyone involved.  170 hats were distributed.


Volunteerism TOC