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"Are You Warm Enough?"
Ravelry Group: "Are You Warm Enough?"
Items Accepted: Black or White Sweaters, vests, or cardigans sizes small to extra-large for children grades 5-8
You Warm Enough?" Provides uniform sweaters to students at Carmen Arace
Middle School in Bloomfield, CT. The schools has the highest percentage
of foster children in the state and over 70% of students are on free or
reduced lunch. They have a uniform policy requiring a black or white
sweater, vest, or cardigan in colder months and the donated handmade
clothing is given to the discipline office who deals with uniform
policy. If a student does not have a sweater and it is determined they
can't afford one a sweater is given to the student at no cost to them.
Hearts for Warmth
Ravelry Group: Hearts for Warmth
Blog: Hearts for Warmth
Items accepted: Varies by current campaigns but accepts many different items.
for Warmth works to bring hope and help through knitted and crocheted
items. They work with different organizations and churches to aid this
mission. They have different campaigns that can be found n their Ravelry
page. Currently they have campaigns for hats to go to children in
Lesotho and an orphanage in Pinetown and for baby items in South Africa.
Knit Your Bit
Ravelry Group: Knit Your Bit
Website: Knit Your Bit
Items Accepted: Scarves
Your Bit was created by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to
provide scarves to veterans in Veteran's Centers and Hospitals around to
the US. They have plenty of patterns on their website but accept other
scarves as well.
Hat Box Foundation
Website: Hat Box Foundation
Items Accepted: Hats
Hat Box Foundation provides handmade hats to cancer patients and others
in need. All donated hats are individually packaged in small hat boxes
when delivered. As they serve many climates all types of yarn are
Blanket Squares for Orphan Homes
Ravelry Thread: Blanket Squares for Orphan Homes
Items Accepted: 8"x8" blanket squares
own Hufflepuff brighteyesjessy is collecting blanket squares for
several orphan homes in India (and one in Africa). Each home has many
little girls rescued from orphanages and put in group homes with a
widowed woman of the community to serve as their mother. The thread
linked above includes pictures of the girls brighteyesjessy is currently
sponsoring. PM her for mailing instructions.
Ravelry Group: Snuggles Project
Website: Snuggles Project
Items Accepted: Crocheted, knit, sewn, or quilted blankets
Snuggles Project provides snuggles to shelter animals by giving them
blankets to cuddle with while they wait for their forever home. The
website lists guidelines for different sizes for animals as well as
shelters who accept snuggles for their animals. Snuggles can be mailed
to these shelters or you can find one in your area to drop them off.
Ravelry Group: Project Linus
Website: Project Linus
Items Accepted: Blankets
Linus provides blankets to children who are ill, traumatized, or
otherwise in need. Chapters are localized and you can check the website
for drop off points in your area.
Ravelry Group: Wool-Aid
Accepted: Socks, sweaters, vests, mittens, hats, and blankets for
children (greatest need is ages 8-16) made of yarn that is at least 80%
sends wool, handmade items to children in a variety of countries
including Tibet, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, and Canada to name a
few. In 2013 their goals are item-based instead of country or campaign
based so they can help out as many children as possible. Be sure to read
their guidelines for clothing and blankets.
you are looking for more charities you can also try the Charity Knitting group
on Ravelry where people can post a need for handmade items. Different
groups are looking for different items so whatever you like to make you
can find someone in need who would love one!
Happy (Charity) Crafting!