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SUPPLIES NEEDED for the SPARKLE CAPS GIFT BAGS


1. Seasonal and Christmas gift bags – 10" x 12" or 12" x10"

2. No. 10 (legal) white envelopes, self-sealing

3. No. 6 ¾ (regular) white envelopes

4. Tissue paper – all colors, including white

5. Curling ribbon – any color - we’re well stocked on this item right now

6. Crossword and Word-Finds puzzle books – large print

7. Pretty colored Pencils (not #2 school type) and colored Pens with different ink colors

8. Glue sticks

9. Stickers – angels and comical frogs

10. Stickers – seasonal and holiday

11. Soft-knit or crocheted caps / hats - for warmer and colder weather

12. Paperback and hardback novels - in very good or like-new condition (for a getaway while in the chemo chair or waiting for tests and doctors’ appointments) - we’re well stocked on this item right now

13. Lemon drops (individually wrapped), gum (no aspertaine), Tic Tacs (mouth mints)

14. Soft socks

15. Stuffers for our mini goody bags – small packs of tissue, lip balm, nail files, hand lotions and hand sanitizers.

16. Monetary donations are always appreciated.


                              November 4, 2015


                              Donations from Renee Cookson Nicholson

August 22, 2015 

FIRST-TIME DONATION of beautiful knit caps from Kira. She is a busy young mom and worked these caps into her “free” time. In less than a few days, 8 of her 10 caps have gone into Sparkle Caps gift bags. Five of those are in the mail to women going through cancer treatment in West Virginia, where those bare heads will be beautiful and warm this fall and winter. THANK YOU, Kira!


August 5, 2015


Marlyn Roan at Love Caps for Cancer crocheted another gorgeous dozen caps for our gift bags--12 more women dealing with bald heads because of chemo will have head toppers of warmth and beauty. Thank you, Maryln, who does these out of love with no monetary gain, but I do know she is truly blessed. Although she would probably not want the attention called to herself, I like to thank those who help keep our Sparkle Caps gift bags wonderful and full of blessings.


May 30, 2015


DONATIONS RECEIVED: Renee Cookson Nicholson contacted Sparkle Caps on March 24th, stating “...  I would like to get some items gathered from friends and my ladies to help your project.” She learned about Sparkle Caps through two of her friends, who had received Sparkle Caps gift bags in May and July 2014. In early May, I picked up a big box of goodies from our mutual friend. I have no words to describe the personal items in the box. As the saying goes, pictures are worth a 1,000 words, so I am attaching an album. Please take a minute to check them out.

1) Courtney Dean’s Artwork; 2) Wow! The table is filled up with all kinds of goodies for the Sparkle Caps gift bags; 3) Samples of some of the artwork provided to Sparkle Caps by Courtney Dean Art, one of which goes into each gift bag; 4) Bookmarks and note cards; 5) Cards by Renee; 6) Gift bags decorated by some of the church's children; 7) Isn't this beautiful! From the ladies of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church "Bloomers" group; 8) Even Sparkle notebooks.

September 3, 2014


THANK YOU to AMANDA and LINDA for these material donations! WOW and thank you so much! These donations help make a Sparkle Caps' dollar go further, allowing us to do more.

1) This is one of two containers to which I transferred approximately 175 romance paperbacks donated by Amanda Komanetz; 2) Five crocheted caps from Amanda; 3) Some items for children, a puzzle book and pencils from Amanda; 4) Gift bags, loads of tissue and curling ribbon received from Amanda; 5) Three books from my neighbor Linda McCombs.

August 6, 2014


Teresa Crawford and Jasmine Frazier made these six gift bags for Sparkle Caps recipients and added the adorable gift bag embellishments. They went shopping with our “Additional Needs” list and put the following items in each gift bag. I got a kick out of the Teddy Bear Cookies Galletas they added. I will add some of our other items to each gift bag, and these will be the next six bags that go out.


We so appreciate the efforts of others to help Sparkle Caps and the women we uplift and empower through our gift bags. THANK YOU Teresa and Jasmine.

August 2, 2014


THANK YOU to Stacy Barton and Tori Stewart and friends for these donations of books. We have 39 good books from Stacy and 99 from Tori and friends. Donations help make a Sparkle Caps' dollar go further and allows us to do more.


THANK YOU! So appreciated. 


May 6, 2014

I was one of two guest speakers at The Ladies Praise Conference at Lakewood Baptist Church, Sumter, SC. In addition to financial donations, we were presented with several bags of supplies. I was blown away with the generosity of this congregation.


April 2014

THANK YOU to Nancy for more angels (we are keeping her busy); Angela and Jennifer for more beautifully handcrafted notecards; Kayla, Hope and Kathy for more crafted goodies (they did the loom bracelets last month); and 68 lip balms of 4 types from Blistex. We appreciate so much all the donations that keep our Sparkle Caps bags of blessings so special for our recipients. 


Photo Captions (Top Row): 1) Nancy's angels made with love - breast cancer. 2) Nancy's angels made with love - colon cancer. 3) Our big table is covered in handcrafted notecards from Angela and Jennifer.


Photo Captions (Bottom Row): 1) Kayla and Hope's mom Kathy said this was a rainy-day project, and they happily donated some of their craft items for our gift bags. We have Kayla and Hope and Becky's crew (doing blessing tags for caps and bag tags) working to help us with our gift bags. HOW SPECIAL IS THAT!!! 2) Picture of Blistex items in basket.


April 25,  2013


I received this box of goodies Tues. from a Sparkle Caps fan in MI. Just made my day! On the outside of the box she has written "KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK SPARKLE CAP TEAM!" Everything is just perfect! Thank you, Tracy!



August 2017


Sparkle Caps has been blessed to receive two more donations of material goods from our sparkle caps provider Alabama Girl.


Last Dec., we received a variety of 251 breast cancer scarves, which have been going into the gift bags of women with breast cancer as an extra gift.


Our second donation arrived a couple of weeks ago. We received 51 ribbon sparkle caps and 31 leopard caps. The ribbon caps are a smaller part of our sparkle cap collection, but the leopard caps are new and these are going into gift bags as an extra gift.These materials donations allow us to add special gifts to our Sparkle Caps bags.


A BIG THANKS to Alabama Girl!

August 27, 2017


A second donation of goodies for our Sparkle Caps gift bags from Tracy Kapenga from MI, which was just as thoughtful as the first box she sent in April 2013. Once a Sparkle Caps fan, always a Sparkle Caps fan! She noted in a comment on our Facebook post: “Thank you for providing a perfect avenue for us to honor our mom's memory! Blessings to you in all your efforts!”


Note from the picture, even the pencils were special-- the wording on the packaging says “Xtra Sparkle.”


Thank you so much, Tracy. You again made my day.

May 2017


Rita Creel joined the Sparkle Caps team months ago.  She has been crocheting beautiful caps for us.  Together with the caps crocketed by Kira (see August 2015), we have a good inventory of caps for all our gift bag recipients, the first time in six plus years of this outreach.  We are so thankful for their donations.

November 2016 


DONATED CAPS from Alabama Girl, our sparkle caps supplier - 137 cadet caps started going out in the Christmas gift bags for all recipients, in addition to the usual Sparkle Caps and some knit caps. THANK YOU so much!!! This is the third donation of caps from this wonderful all-female company out of CA.