I am a new member of this forum and wonder if anyone ever donates yarn, needles and crochet hooks they no longer need or want to charities? Our church has just started a prayer shawl ministry and since it is a poor parish, our members will be hard pressed to come up with the resources to purchase these items. We have 13 members so far, and have been blessed with some donations to get us started, but our need will be ongoing. Our shawls go to those who are ill, grieving or otherwise in need of comfort and prayers. We have given three away so far, and what an awesome and heartwarming experience for not only the recipients, but for us as well. So, if any of you or anyone you know has leftover yarn,etc. they would like to donate to our ministry, we would be so grateful for your generosity. You can PM me for details.