** Project is now closed. Watch for reopening next spring!

A big thank you to all my Angels who signed up for our Neck Cooler Project. Hope you'll be back next spring when we reopen this project.


Summer Neck Cooler Project


Hello Angels....

It's time to bring some relief to our deployed Troops during the hot summer months. Our annual Neck Cooler Project is kicking off and we need Angels who can sew. One thing we know for sure is that our Neck Coolers have been very popular by our Troops! Check out this special sewing project and feel free to share with fellow seamstresses! All are welcome!

Note: Project deadline is closed. Back next spring!

To help you get started, please check out our links, directions, and resource suggestions. Check them out and see which one works best for you. 


1) Check out this YouTube video for easy to follow visual instructions.
DIY Neck Cooler

2) Additional Links for Instructions:

3) Polymer Crystal Sources Available on Amazon:

Soil Moist

1 LB Water absorbing crystal,polymer

Miracle-Gro Water Storing Crystals, 12-Ounce

4) Material Resources: See samples of neck coolers created by previous Angels below for fabric options.

Hobby Lobby has some suitable fabrics for our project. They have coupons you can print for online and in store savings!

Be sure to check out JoAnn Fabrics, too! They have coupons as well!

5) Directions for Using Neck Coolers. Please include a care label.

Example: Soak the casing or the entire scarf in cold or ice water for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the crystals turn to gel; avoid over-soaking. To keep the casing cool while wearing, roll it to redistribute the gel or dip it in cold water for a few minutes. 

Store wet scarves in an open plastic bag, hang them to dry, or store them in the refrigerator. After several days of drying, the crystals will return to solid form. 

Hand-wash crystal-filled scarves using a few drops of liquid detergent. Rinse well and hang to dry. Don't machine-wash or dry. Shake the crystals to one end of the casing to press the opposite end. Then flip and repeat. Don't iron the crystals or expose them to iron temperatures.


Register for our Neck Cooler Project with our online form below!

Please contact me if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to working with you and thank you for considering this special Angel Project!

Many thanks for all YOU do,
Cindy Zamirowski

Neck Coolers from our Angels!

Thank you, Angels, for your generosity and beautiful workmanship!

From Angel Lorraine ~ Summer 2018

From angel Joyce ~ Summer 2018

From Angel Heidi ~ Summer 2018

Neck Cooler

From Angel Evie and friends

Neck Cooler Neck Cooler

From Angel Sandy (Left) and Angel Lois (right)
Neck Cooler Neck Cooler
from angel kyleen (left) and Angel Sandra (right)