Morristown teen makes a difference one hat at a time with 'Emily's Hats for Hope Initiative'

Emily Kubin, 18, started Hats for Hope Initiative in December 2011 because she wanted to make difference in her local community by providing winter hats.

Emily Kubin, 18, started Hats for Hope Initiative in December 2011 because she wanted to make difference in her local community by providing winter hats. (7/3/13)

MORRISTOWN - A teen from Morristown is about to donate the 10,000th hat, many of which she made herself, through an organization she founded.

Emily Kubin, 18, started Emily's Hats for Hope Initiative in December 2011 because she wanted to make a difference in her local community by providing winter hats.

A year and a half later, Kubin and her family have gathered thousands of hats and given them to groups that serve the homeless and working poor.

Some of the hats are donated by others, and Kubin also receives supplies like yarn.

Kubin says she is proud of what she has accomplished. "I can't even believe it, that something I created a year and half ago has gone global," Kubin says. "People all over world have been helped."

The family makes hats of all shapes, colors and sizes ranging from infant to adult.

Emily's mom, Jill Kubin, supports her daughter in the endeavor. "I think this is something she should sit back and be really proud of and know at the end of the day, she made a difference," she says.

Kubin will be taking her initiative this fall to Drew University, which she will be attending on a full scholarship.
 

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