Knit and Crochet for Charity – What to Make and Where to Give

Start the new year by helping others with your knitting and crochet talents! It’s a great way to use up some of your yarn stash – and a really good reason to buy more yarn…


>Binky Patrol  – 

All volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.



>Care Wear

Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items directly to hospitals. All Care Wear items are distributed by hospital staff [FREE] to infants, children and their parents.



>Christmas at Sea

The Seamen’s Church Institute invites you knit or crochet a garment to warm mariners’ hearts and heads 



>Head Huggers

Do you knit? Crochet? Sew? Use your skill to help someone who had undergone hair loss due to chemotherapy or other reasons – site has lots of free patterns to knit, crochet, sew



> Knitted Knockers

soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors



>Soldiers’ Angels

The Soldiers’ Angels Sewing and Crafting Team provides lovingly created handmade pieces of comfort and support to veterans, deployed service members and their families.



>Bev’s Country Cottage

>Bev’s Charity Crafting Links

>Bev’s Free Patterns Page

>Bev’s Country Cottage Neighborhood Facebook Group (active group and a great resource!)



>Knitting for Charity

>Knitting for Charity Facebook Page



> Alice’s Embrace

Alice’s Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.



>Mother Bear Project

The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear.



>Knit Aid

We believe everyone deserves to have access to clothing of the quality we’d make for ourselves. That’s why we send lovingly handmade quality donations to people who need them most. So far we’ve helped send hundreds of much-needed knitted donations to refugees who have fled war-torn countries and are now living in cold camping conditions. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our knitters from across the world, our most recent collection attracted over 1000 knitted gifts, with more arriving daily.



>Knit Aid Facebook Page

>Operation Gratitude

sends Care Packages to U.S. Troops, First Responders, Veterans, Military Families, and Wounded Heroes & their Care Givers – in the cold winter months, we include a lovingly handmade scarf or hat in every Care Package we send to the Troops. To make that happen, we need the knitting and crocheting talents of many Volunteers across the country



>Threads of Compassion

Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims. The idea is simple. Anyone whose life has been affected by sexual assault or abuse is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf which will then be given to a victim of sexual violence when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment

>Threads of Compassion Facebook page


>Knit Your Bit

Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit has reached more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed more than 50,000 scarves to veterans’ centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country.



>The Pink Slipper Project

The Pink Slipper Project is an endeavor to warm the hearts and toes of women and children living in shelters for victims of domestic violence. Not only will a pair of handmade slippers help keep them warm, but remind them that they are not alone and that someone cared enough to make something special just for them. A simple kindness goes a long way in the healing process.

>The Pink Slipper Project Facebook Page





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