Hat Parade


rack of hats for a hat parade

The Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) is holding its “Hat Parade Event” to benefit medical patients around the globe who lose their hair due to their disease or treatment of a disease. What we would like everyone to do is to organize an event in their community by holding their own “hat parade” in their school, at their place of business, at their church, in a park or just by getting a group of people together to have a luncheon or dinner or maybe a walk around their community. We would ask that everyone who was involved in the parade make a donation to the Heavenly Hats Foundation(TM) and for this donation they would earn the privilege of wearing their favorite hat at their event. Pull out your most outrageous hat that you can find and have a “hat parade.”

Pick a date that works best for your students and staff.

For example, if you held the event in a school the students and faculty who would like to be involved would pay $1.00 (or any amount that they choose) and be allowed to wear their favorite hat to school for the day. Normally wearing hats in school is against the dress code, so this is a great honor for the kids. Maybe even have a time during the day where the students could parade their hats around the entire school or gymnasium. Think of all of the fun hats that could be worn. If you held the event at a business, the employees would each pay $1.00 or whatever amount that they choose and wear their favorite hat to work for the day, you get the idea.


Some Fun Ideas

  • Have a contest for the craziest hat, the hat that shows the most school spirit or the best work themed hat.
  • Set aside a time during the day when you can show off your hats by holding a parade somewhere at school or work.
  • Contact local media to film or take photos of your hat parade.
  • Wear your hats to a school event such as a football game.
  • Get a group of friends together and make your own hats to wear.
  • Make some fun hats to wear that day in your art class.
  • Gather your co-workers and decorate some crazy hats for the event.
  • Have a pet walk or community walk and wear your hats.
  • Challenge the other schools in your district to see who can raise the most and then the winner gets a prize, traveling trophy etc. If your school gets 2 other schools in your district to participate in your challenge please let us know and we will provide the traveling trophy for your district.
  • Have a virtual crazy hat or mask day online and students can mail in their donations or donate at Fundly.com just search for The Heavenly Hats Foundation

Participating schools will receive a Thank You letter, Certificate of Achievement and this year we added door hangers to show off your participation.

Please help us to make our “Hat Parade” a huge success and help all of our “Hat Heroes” in need. The cost of shipping our new hats to the patients and hospitals is a huge expense to our organization and your participation in this event would go to help so many patients in need.

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If you need any other information or if you would like to be a “group leader” and head up one of these “hat parades just send an email to: deepaschke@gmail.com and we will get you everything that you need. If you do not receive an email response back from us within 24 hours please call us at 920-362-2668 as we sometimes have problems with emails going into our spam folder.

We would also like you to take photos at your event so that we can post them to the website. I am sure there will be a lot of crazy and fancy hats worn and we should be able to get some great photos of everyone.

The top school from each state who raises the most money at their event will receive a trophy for their efforts.

Remember we would greatly appreciate it if you could drop a note to: anthony@heavenlyhats.com or deepaschke@gmail.com to let us know that you are participating so that we can get an idea of how many will be involved in our event this year. Also, if you would like us to email you some additional information to help you with your event we would be happy to do so. If for some reason you do not get an email response back from us please call us at 920-362-2668 as there are some emails that do end up in our spam folder for some reason and we do not always catch them!!!

All donation checks can be made payable directly to the Heavenly Hats Foundation and sent to: Heavenly Hats-2325 Pamperin Rd. Suite 3-Green Bay, WI 54313. If you would like a receipt a W-9 or copy of our letter of acceptance from the IRS for your donation please send a note along with your check and we will be happy to mail one to you.

Use www.goodsearch.com and type in Heavenly Hats Foundation as your charity of choice every time you do a search on the internet and a donation will be made to our foundation to help patients in need. You can make www.goodsearch.com your home page for your search engine.

These were some of our wonderful schools who participated in our Hat Parade this past school year. Thank you to each and everyone of you who participated and donated to The Heavenly Hats Foundation. I know some of the individual schools are bunched in the school districts that we have listed, but we appreciate each and every one of you. We hope that you can join us again next year for this great event. If we missed your school please, please send us an email so that we can get you added to our list. Thank you.

Please note that any hat donations must be BRAND-NEW due to the low immune systems of our recipients.
The Heavenly Hats Foundation™, a Wisconsin non-profit corporation is recognized as an exempt organization under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Click on the different tabs to see some of the schools that have participated in our Hat Parades. If we missed anyone please let us know and we will get your school added to this list ASAP. Thank you for your support!

Craig Elementary-Craig, AK

Vail Academy and High School-Vail, AZ

Copper Creek Elementary-Tucson, AZ

Coronado K-8-Tucson, AZ

Continental School District 39-Green Valley, AZ

Suverkrup Elementary-Yuma, AZ

Western Peaks Innovation Academy-Surprise, AZ

Fowler Elementary-Phoenix, AZ

Sunset Vista Elementary-Glendale, AZ

Mesquite Elementary-Tucson, AZ

Hudlow Elementary-Tucson, AZ

Norterra Canyon-Phoenix, AZ

Chicot Elementary-Little Rock, AR

Spring Dale School District #50-Springdale, AR

Happy Hollow K-Kids-Fayetteville, AR

Tierra Del Sol Middle School-Lakeside, CA

Bourbank Boulevard Elementary-Valley Village, CA

Harrison Pre K-8-Pomona, CA

Conyer Elementary-Visalia, CA

Clement Middle School-Redlands, CA

West Cottonwood Jr. High-Cottonwood, CA

Colton Joint Unified SD-Colton, CA

Kordyak Elementary-Fontana, CA

Quail Valley Middle School-Phelan, CA

Steam Academy-Spring Valley, CA

Marv R. Stauffer Middle School-Downey, CA

SATO Academy of Math and Science-Long Beach, CA

Rancho Romero School-Alamo, CA

Parkway Middle School-La Mesa, CA

Herbert Hoover Middle School-San Jose, CA

Kingsbury Elementary-Redlands, CA

Cope Middle School-Redlands, CA

Oak View Elementary-Huntington Beach, CA

Midland Elementary-Moreno Valley, CA

Sugar Hill Elementary-Moreno Valley, CA

Vilas School District RE-5-Vilas, CO

Rim Rock Elementary-Fruita, CO

Pomona Elementary-Grand Junction, CO

Highland Elementary-Centennial, CO

Meadows Elementary-Littleton, CO

Deer Creek Middle School-Littleton, CO

Vanderhoof Elementary-Arvad, CO

King Elementary-Colorado Springs, CO

Stott Elementary-Arvada, CO

ACES-Northford, CT

Beecher School-New Haven, CT

Newington High School-Newington, CT

Washington Primary School-Washington Depot, CT

Mitchell Elementary-Woodbury, CT

Roxbury Elementary-Stannford, CT

Philip R. Smith Elementary-South Windsor, CT

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School-Waterbury, CT

Davis Academy-New Haven, CT

Oakstead Elemtnary-Land O’Lakes, FL

Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus-Boyton Beach, FL

Pasco Elementary-Dade City, FL

Breakfast Point Academy-Panama City Beach, FL

Fletcher High School-Neptune Beach, FL

Audubon Elementary-Merritt Island, FL

Upson Elementary-Jacksonville, FL

Markham Woods Middle School-Lake Mary, FL

Rayma C Page Elementary-Fort Meyers, FL

Trinity Oaks Elementary-Trinity, FL

Mariposa Elementary School-Port St. Lucie, FL

Gulfport Montessori School-Gulfport, FL

Walton High School-Dufuniak Springs, FL

Mirror Lakes Elementary-Lehigh Acres, FL

Wheatly Elementary-Apolka, FL

Farnsworth Elementary-Rigsby, ID

Coal City Middle School-Coal City IL

Neoga High School-Neoga, IL

Nettle Creek School-Morris, IL

Thornton Fractional South High School-Lansing-IL

Nelson Prairie School-New Lenox, IL

Spencer Pointe-New Lenox, IL

Nettle Creek Community SD-Morris, IL

Elsie Johnson Elementary-Hanover Park, IL

Carpentersville, Middle School-Carpentersville, IL

Colin Powell Middle School-Matteson, IL

Haines School-New Lenox, IL

Einstein School-Park, IL

Nettle Creek School-Morris, IL

Gilson Brown Elementary-Godfrey, IL

Lincolnwood Jr. Sr High-Raymond, IL

Liberty Elementary-Danville, IL

Alden Hebron Elementary-Hebron, IL

Newark High School-Newark, IL

Coal City Elementary/High School-Coal City, IL

Whiting High School-Whiting, IN

Oregon-Davis-Hamlet, IN

Boston Middle School-La Porte, IN

Dexter Elementary-Evansville, IN

Jefferson Elementary- Des Moines, IA

Riley County Middle School-Riley, KS

Holcomb Elementary-Holcomb, KS

North Laruel Middle School-London, KY

New Haven Elementary-Union, KY

St. Francis School-Iota, LA

Pine Prairie High School-Pine Prairie, LA

Margaret Chase Smith School-Sanford, ME

Ocean City Elementary-Ocean City, MD

Brooklyn Park Elementary-Baltimore, MD

Mario Loiederman Middle School-Silver Spring, MD

EPIK Kids In Action-Catonsville, MD

Farmland Elementary-Rockville, MD

Severna Park High School-Severna Park, MD

Anna Ware Jackson School-Plainville, MD

Westbrook Elementary-Bethesda, MD

Beach Elementary-Chesapeake Beach Bay, MD

Cresthaven Elementary-Silver Spring, MD

Youth’s Benefit Elementary=Bel Air, MD

Patuxent High School-Lusby, MD

Rides Elementary-Germantown, MD

Wilmington High School-Wilmington, MA

Whelan Elementary-Revere, MA

Silver Hill School-Haverhill, MA

Quarton Elementary-Birmingham, MI

Huron Elementary-Clinton Township, MI

Negaunee Middle School-Negaunee, MI

Sault Area Middle School-Sault Ste. Marie-MI

Sugarbush Elementary-New Baltimore, MI

Kingsford School District-Kingsford, MI

Negaunee Middle School-Negaunee, MI

Lutz School, Lutz, MI

Eureka Heights Elementary-Taylor, MI

National Heritage Academies-Grand Rapids, MI

Jefferson Elementary-Mankato, MN

Mill Creek Elementary-Columbia, MO

Woerther Elementary-Ballwin, MO

Midway Heights Elementary-Columbia, MO

Northside Elementary-Elko, NV

Ira J. Earl Elementary-Las Vegas, NV

Ernest Becker, SR Middle School-Las Vegas, NV

John R. Beatty Elementary-Las Vegas, NV

Nate Mack Elementary-Henderson, NV

Johnson Academy of International Studies

Webb Middle School-Henderson, NV

Hazelwood Elementary-Middlesex, NJ

Roselle Park High School-Roselle Park, NJ

Forest Avenue School-Verona, NJ

Laurel Springs School-Laurel Springs, NJ

Parker Elementary-Middlesex, NJ

Mason Middle School-Plainfield, NJ

Franklin Elementary-Bergenfield, NJ

Parkway Elementary-Ewing, NJ

Ridgewood Avenue School-Glen Ridge, NJ

Ashbrook School-Lumberton, NJ

Alexander Hamilton School-Glen Rock, NJ

Mt. Pleasant School-West Orange, NJ

Washington Elementary-Union, NJ

Radix Elementary-Williamstown, NJ

JK Middle School-Trenton, NJ

Franklin Elementary-Edison, NJ

Saint Aloysius School-Jackson, NJ

Ridgewood Avenue School-Glen Ridge, NJ

Coleman School-Glen Rock, NJ

Avon Avenue Elementary-Newark, NJ

Belmont Runyon School

Winters Mill High School-Westminster, NJ

Ridgewood Avenue School-Glen Ridge, NJ

Alder Avenue School-Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Forest Avenue School-Verona, NJ

Jerome Dunn Academy of Mathematics-Elizabeth, NJ

Roosevelt School-Garfield, NJ

Applegarth School-Monroe Township, NJ

South Street School-Newark, NJ

Lincoln Elementary-Edison, NJ

Barlow Elementary-Plainfield, NJ

Franklin Elementary-Woodbridge, NJ

Middlesex Borough School District, NJ

Pennichuck Middle School-Nashua, NH

Reserve Schools-Reserve, NM

Vista School-Las Cruces, NM

Ernie Pyle Middle School-Albuquerque, NM

Vista Grande Elementary-Rio Rancho, NM

Chama Elementary and Middle School-Chama, NM

P.S. 206 Horace Harding School-Rego Park, NY

P.S. 207-Brooklyn, NY

Hornell High School-Hornell, NY

The Tottenville School-Staten Island, NY

Stern Magnet Institute of Queens-Jamica, NY

The Lowell School-Flushing, NY

Forest Park School-P.S. 97Q-Woodhaven, NY

Willsboro Central School-Willsboro, NY

PS 55 Q-Richmond Hill, NY

P.S. 121 Queens-South Ozone Park, NY

P.S. 307-Bronx, NY

P.S. 149 Q-Jackson Heights, NY

Silas Wood 6th Grade Center-Huntington Station, NY

Lakeside School-Pompton Lakes, NY

Bradford Central SD-Bradford, NY

Sheridan Hill Elementary-Williamsville, NY

Horseheads Intermediate School-Horseheads, NY

Public School 54-Staten Island, NY

Valley Stream Central High School-Valley Stream, NY

Scio Central School-Scio, NY

Long Beach Middle School-Lido Beach, NY

Lincoln Elementary-Jamestown, ND

Prairie School-Fairfield, ND

Wishek Public Schools-Wishek, ND

Billings County School District-Billings, ND

North Carolina

Morgan Elementary-Clemmons, NC

Jefferson Elementary-Salem, NC

Bluford Peeler STEAM Academy-Greensboro, NC

Fayette Local School District-Fayette, OH

Teays Valley West MS-Commercial Point, OH

Struthers City Schools-Struthers, OH

Tri-Rivers Career Center-Marion, OH

Bridgeport High School-Bridgeport, OH

St. John’s Lutheran School-Marysville, OH

Erieview Elementary-Avon Lake, OH

Hammond Elementary-Salem, OR

Jefferson Elementary-Corvallis, OR

Asbury Elementary-Fairview, PA

Truman Elementary-Allentown, PA

Pleasantville School-Pleasantville, PA

Johnsonburg Elementary-Johnsonburg, PA

Northern Middle School-Dillsburg, PA

Pleasantville Elementary-Pleasantville, PA

ELCO Middle School-Myerstown, PA

Mahanoy Area Elementary-Mahanoy City, PA

ELCO Middle School-Myerstown, PA

Ross Elementary-Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5-Pittsburgh, PA

Myers Elementary-Muncy, PA

Chester Upland School of the Arts-Chester, PA

Saint James Elementary-Myrtle Beach, SC

Ocean Drive Elementary-North Myrtle Beach, SC

Heritage Elementary-Travelers Rest, SC

Lake View Elementary-Lake View, SC

Marrington Elementary-Goose Creek, SC

St James Elementary-Myrtle Beach, SC

South Central SD 26-5-Bonesteel, SD

Lyman Middle School

CC Lee Elementary

Cordova Middle School-Cordova, TN

Sweetwater High School-Sweetwater, TN

Craigmont High School-Memphis, TN

Rogersville City Schools-Rogersville, TN

Crockett Middle School-Alamo, TN

Warren County Middle School-McMinnville, TN

Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet-Nashville, TN

Sevier County High School-Sevierville, TN

Dupont Tyler Middle School-Hermitage, TN

Sweetwater High School- Sweetwater, TN

Solomon Ortiz Elementary-Brownsville, TX

Creekview Middle School Fort Worth, TX

Liberty Elementary-Flower Mound, TX

Canyon Ridge Middle School-Austin, TX

Birnham Woods Elementary-Spring, TX

Seven Lakes Junior High-Katy, TX

Woodcreek Junior High-Katy, TX

B.L. Gray Jr. High-Mission, TX

Bruni High School-Bruni, TX

Southside Elemenary-Angleton, TX

Hefflin Elementary-Houston, TX

Goodman Elementary-Fresno, TX

Midway Spring Valley Elementary-Hewitt, TX

Shallowater Schools-Shallowater, TX

Randolph Elementary-Fulshear, TX

Glenn York Elementary-Pearland, TX

Anthony Middle School-Anthony, TX

Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary, Alvin, TX

First Colony Middle School-Sugar land, TX

Alexander Elementary-Katy, TX

Hexter Elementary School-Dallas, TX

Henrietta Elementary-Henrietta, TX

Mission Bend Elementary-Houston, TX

Neil Elementary-Richmond, TX

Creekview Middle School-Fort Worth, TX

Wetmore Elementary-San Antonio, TX

Glady’s Polk Elementary-Freeport, TX

Shadow Oaks Elementary-Houston, TX

Canyon Ridge Elementary-San Antonio, TX

Santa Rita Elementary-San Angelo, TX

YMLA-Grand Prairie TX

Plainview High School-Plainview, TX

Walker Elementary-Baytown, TX

Browning Elementary-Houston, TX

Carrollton Elementary Life School-Carrollton, TX

Old Union Elementary-South Lake, TX

Don Jeter Elementary-Alvin, TX

Key Elementary-Arlington, TX

Bluebonnet Elementary-Flower Mound, TX

Canyon Ridge Middle School-Austin, TX

Exley Elementary-Katy, TX

Morton Ranch Jr. High-Katy, TX

Webb Elementary-Arlington, TX

Sneed Elementary-Houston, TX

Southside Elementary-Angleton, TX

Goodman Elementary-Fresno, TX

Dallas Park Elementary-Fort Worth, TX

Ortiz Elementary-Brownsville, TX

Butler Elementary-Arlington, TX

Charleston Elementary-West Charleston, VT

Roanoke Valley Governors School-Roanoke, VA

S. Gordon Middle School-Fort Defiance, VA

Jack Jouett Middle School-Charlotesville, VA

New Covenant Schools-Lynchburg, VA

Cople Elementary-Hague, VA

Freedom High School-Woodbridge, VA

Steward Middle School-Augusta, VA

Prince Edward Schools-Farmville, VA

Princess Anne Elementary-Virginia Beach, VA

Roanoke Valley Governor’s School-Roanoke, VA

Gainesville Middle School-Gainesville, VA

Sinclair Elementary-Manassas, VA

North Elementary-Prince George, VA

Achilles Elementary-New Port News, VA

Connell Elementary-Connell, WA

Creekside Elementary-Sammamish, WA

Kiona Beton City SD NO 52-Benton City WA

R.E. Bennett School-Chehalis, WA

Adams Elementary-Spokane, WA

Creekside Elementary-Sammamish, WA

Adams Elementary-Spokane, WA

Gilmer County Elementary-Glenville, WV

Brookhaven Elementary-Morgantown, WV

Buffalo Elementary-Buffalo,


Polomack Intermediate-Martinsburg, WV

Forest Glen Elementary-Suamico, WI

Meadowbrook Elementary-Suamico, WI

Bayview Elementary-Suamico, WI

Franklin Elementary-Oshkosh, WI

Friendship Learning Center-North Fond du Lac, WI

Stangel Elementary-Manitowoc, WI

Howard Suamico SD-Suamico, WI

Monroe Elementary-Manitowoc, WI

Park View Middle School-Mukwonago, WI

Amherst High School-Amherst, WI

Rockledge Intermediate-Seymour, WI

Greenville Elementary-Greenville, WI

Southwood Glen Elementary-Franklin, WI

Pleasant View Elementary-Franklin, WI