Our small team of two wears many hats.

While we all bring different unique skills, the common thread is our passion to end bullying. We are located in New York and New Jersey, but our reach spans the United States.

Shira | Founder

My name is Shira, and I’m the founder of #HatNotHate. I was bullied in the 4th grade, and decided to launch this campaign back in 2018. And here we are, with thousands of blue hats collected and this message resonating with so many of you. I am so grateful to each and every one of you for helping spread the message of #HatNotHate and helping us eradicate bullying for good. Click HERE to read more about why I started this campaign.

Shira's Story
Shira with giant blue hat
Meghan, Director of Operations

Meghan | Director of Operations

Hi, I’m Meghan, Director of Operations for #HatNotHate. First and foremost, I am a wife and mom of two beautiful kids. I started working on this campaign in April of 2019, and immediately fell in love with the cause. This is the first time in my life that I have been a part of something so rewarding. I love that I get to share in the process from start to finish, from reading hand-written notes from makers, to seeing kids smile when they receive their hats. I feel lucky to play a part in eliminating bullying.

Our Partner

We are pleased to announce Creativity for Kids as our official 2022 partner. Not only did they help to bring the #HATNOTHATE Loom Kit to life, they continue to support our mission of “Every Hat Makes a Difference.”

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We believe in Enriching Lives Through Creativity and Self-Expression

Creativity for Kids®, a Faber-Castell brand, provides children with experiences that stimulate and encourage their natural creativity. Engaging children in creative activities today can lead to a lifetime of creative confidence. Award-winning and highly engaging, the Creativity for Kids product line has a wide variety of craft, knitting and sensory activity kits. Since 1999, Creativity for Kids has been a part of the Faber-Castell family.

Faber-Castell® USA is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and is part of the global network of Faber-Castell companies. Faber-Castell is one of the world’s leading companies for high-quality products for writing, drawing and creative design as well as decorative cosmetic products. Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world and has been owned by the same family for nine generations.

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