The Hat Ladies are proud to have participated every year in The National Day of Caring since it began in 2001.

The Day was created following 9-1-1 to counteract the horror it represented with the goodness of Americans as seen in volunteerism throughout our country. 



...where, after a year of lock down due to the Pandemic,  we could again bring our patriotic program of hats and music and marching along with the guests.

As always, it was a rousing success!  One hatsister wrote: "Today, with the members and staff of Charleston Senior Center and Fellow hatsisters, was so much fun!  The hats we brought for everyone to enjoy are so cute and brought lots of smiles.  It was a great morning, singing and dancing around."

Click on for a QUICK look at us in action!

Archie, Jennie, Ginsey, Ida, Jackie, Sheila



Archie leads off the Program with The Pledge of Allegiance, to be followed by a medley of patriotic songs.

Everyone is encouraged to sing along with us.

Hats have been provided for those who wish to wear them.

Following the singing, we all share stories about family members who served in the Military and our own experiences


2020 - none due to the Pandemic Lock Down.



Starring: Rosie, Jennie, Pat, Linda, Annette, Sylvia, Jackie, Archie

(and ultimately the entire room:>)

Archie gets the Program going!

Pat and Rosie are in the spirit!



Linda, Jackie, Rosie



Jennie and Sylvia


Linda and Community guest

Everyone participates...

in her own special way

One of the guests leads the crowd

While the other volunteers follow suit

Pat leads the way...

...with Rosie and Jackie close behind

We are soon joined by young volunteers...

...along with folks who enjoy The Center every day

One song ends...

...and another begins

Sylvia includes the Staff

As they help us with the music

Time to pack it all up...but ALWAYS time for one last hug from a new friend...

Here is a small sampling of the food we brought per the request of The Center.  Hatsisters also wrote checks.

Meanwhile we have worked up an appetite and walk next door to Jestine's...completing our Day of Caring tradition

THANK YOU from Chloe Knight Tonney, President and CEO of Trident United Way:  We are grateful for your loyalty to the citizens of our region, and for the distinctive ways in which you and your Hat Ladies colleagues answer the call to serve.  (We were among 6,000 participants who donated more than 23,000 hours of service for community impact valued at more than a quarter of a million dollars).

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!