Saturday, March 17, 2007

Knitting for Charity

I'm sure these apply to crocheting as well...

Binky Patrol: - distributes blankets to children and teens in need.

Care Wear: - provides clothing for premature and low-birth-weight babies.

Craft Yarn Council: - runs both the warm up america program (afghans for people in need) and the Caps for Kids program (provides needy children with hats and other accessories).

Cubs for Kids: - every December, distributes gift-wrapped teddy bears dressed in hand-knit outfits to children at homeless shelters.

Ellie's Angels: - provides blankets for the terminally ill.

Helping Hands Foundation: - a mentoring program fostering community and creativity through the act of adults teaching young people to knit.

House of Dreams: - a no-kill, free-roam cat shelter - accepts hand knits for the annual Pretty Kitty Holiday Craft Bazaar fund-raiser as well as donations of cat beds for the animals at the shelter.

Hugs for Homeless Animals: - Runs the Snuggles Project, which provides blankets for shelter animals as they wait for adoption.

Precious Pals: - Distributes stuffed animals dressed in hand-knit outfits to police departments, which are then given to children in crisis.

Project Linus: - provides blankets to children who are ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

Woolworks: - has an extensive state by state list of charitable organizations that accept knitted donations.

List taken from the book "Knits from the Heart: Quick Projects for Generous Giving"


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