Charity Knitting Links


#21

do you have any charity knitting links from Canada, especially Ontario???

Thanks so much.


#22

Here are some Canadian charities for you:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/charity-links.html#canada


#23

Thanks for posting the link to my charities page. There are a lot of charities in Ontario there! I’d like to post some from other provinces, but don’t know of any.

Just to let people on here know that I have free patterns for just about everything on my site, Bev’s Country Cottage, and you are welcome to use them for that purpose.

HUGS!!!
Bev


#24

I would like to add this program to the list::thumbsup:

[B]The Handmade Afghan Project (HAP) [/B]is a program that collects 6 inch x 9 inch rectangles. They get togethor every 2-3 months for a “Put togethor Party” where they sew 49 of them togethor to make 1 blanket. Then they hand them out to Military Hospitals in the U.S. and Afghanistan.

The website is found at http://www.rectangle6x9.org/

You can email Deborah and let her know your interested. She will sign you up with their listserve and you will get emails with updates. They also have a forum that will be available to you.

Their next put togethor party is July 13, 2008

It’s a great program to be a part of. They have delivered over 1,000 afghans to date.

Heather

:knitting:


#25

That sounds like a great charity. I just signed up for their listserv. Thanks!


#26

I haven’t read through all of the posts, but I just ran across thisand it looks like a very worthy cause.


#27

Thanks so much for this thread I am looking into gettting a group together at my church or something and wanted to look into the different ways we could help.


#28

A terrific yahoo group which chooses a different charities (both here and abroad) every month!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/All_Crafts_4_Charity/


#29

I agree that AC4C is a great group. :thumbsup: I have never known so many generous and caring people.


#30

Sandy, can you check the link for Operation Toasty Toes, Slippers for Soldiers…it took me to an Ohio congressman’s website??? http://latourette.house.gov/


#31

Thanks Pam! It’s fixed! :thumbsup:


#32

Here’s a community campaign to provide blankets to seniors in Nursing Homes. The woman that started this is truly amazing.

Handmade lap blankets needed for Seniors in Nursing Homes on the Eastside (king County) in Washington during the Holiday Season!

Can a simple act of kindness change one person’s life? - Yes it can!
Many seniors in nursing homes are alone, without family and without some holiday cheer. Please help us make a difference in the lives of Seniors in Washington Nursing Homes, by donating a hand knitted or crocheted wrap (lap blanket) as a holiday gift to Acknowledge, Remember and Honor them during the holiday season

Deadline: December 10th
Size: no larger than 5 x 5 ft
Colors preferred: Warm colors – no black please
Must be machine washable!

Blankets can be sent directly to
Makaylaa Powers
Visiting Angels
903 5th Ave Ste 201, Kirkland WA 98033

For More Information Contact: Makaylaa Powers at Visiting Angels (425) 828-4500 or email makaylaa@eastsideangels.com


#33

Recovery Buddies is a nonprofit organzation, started by a person in recovery from an eating disorder, that sends “buddies” (knited pillows with names and information) to people in recovery from addictions, such as drug addictions or eating disorders. you can make a buddie or sponsor a buddie.

this is their website:
http://recoverybuddie.blogspot.com/

and here is a pattern for the buddie:


#34

Thanks for the links! Here’s one I started working with.

www.motherbearproject.org


#35

Thank you so much!!! Now I just need to pray so I am helping where God wants me to. Again thank you for the time and effort it takes to put the list all together. You are truly an angel in disquise!!:angelgrin:


#36

I knit for Lei.org.za
Lei = Life Evangelism International. Sorry I can’t do links. When you go into there website, click on Humanitarian projects to find

Knitting for South Africa babies &
Knitting Hats for children with cancer

My brother & his wife are a Pastor & they give these garments to the poor with a christian booklet. They visit the hospital to give them. A lot of babies go home from the maternity hospital wrapped in newspaper or a towel. Thay don’t own any clothes for them.


#37

Hope it’s alright to post this here:

If you knit OR crochet hats, Warming Families need you! We can’t do this alone!

We have partnered with Lands End to create 25,000 hats for the homeless and those in need across the USA from Sept till Dec 31st 2009 and we need help!

For more info on it go here:
http://www.freewebs.com/warmingfamilies/hatchallengeanyone.htm

There are chapters all across the country and you can find those by clicking on the link on the left hand side of that page.

If you need patterns!! Boy, do I have patterns:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/hats.html

And I would love to have you make my chapter a hat or 2!
http://bevscountrycottage.com/warming-families.html

Happy hatting!!


#38

http://www.foreverwarm.org

Forever Warm was created to provide parents of stillborn children with a blanket that they can wrap their children in for pictures and/or burial. Parents are also given the choice to keep the blanket as a personal keepsake to remember their child.

We now donate to NICUs as well as OB wards. I’m currently in the process of recruiting hospitals in the Greater Indianapolis Area for my local chapter. Included in this list is Riley Children’s Hospital Level III Nicu and the St. Vincent Women’s Hospital OB and NICU wards.

I plan on making my next donation in December 2009 and then again in March 2010. I donate to the hospitals in person. If you would like to donate a blanket please pm me. Thank you :slight_smile:


#39

I think anyone who knits should do at least one project for a charity.


#40

HI Everyone! I just started a local chapter of Head Huggers - Buffalo Head Huggers. We knit, crochet & sew chemo caps for people who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatment, burns, surgeries of other injuries. Please visit our website at http://www.buffaloheadhuggers.webs.com and help someone keep warm and feel loved with a chemo cap you’ve personally made for them!

Thank you so much!!
~ Missy