Where can I donate some crochet goods

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Where can I donate some crochet goods

This first, is a list for me for future reference but also a list for you if you’d like to donate something to any of these places. It is my personal goal to give back when and if I can as many times as possible because I believe in giving. When I first started to crochet, I did it for a couple of reasons, one being to make cool things for my kiddos, make things for fun, donate to good causes, and well to see what I could create!

Then I felt the need to find ways to donate. So, I searched for ways…

*Operation Gratitude Accepts scarves from September through December to help keep the troops warm during the colder months of the year. But you can donate other things year round. Source here.

*The Ships Project Like Operation Gratitude sends out packages to Army, Airforce, Marines. Source here.

*Halos of Hope. This organization accepts donations of chemo caps to help provide comfort and kindness to the numerous people who will have to undergo chemotherapy this year. Source here.

*Project Linus. “Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission which is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” This one has been around for a long time. It was established in 1995 and they’ve donated three million blankets so far! Source here.

*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. Source here.

*Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation. “Pine Ridge Reservation, located in South Dakota, is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is 2,000,000 acres large with an estimated population of close to 40,000. The reservation is large, and its needs immense, commensurate with grinding poverty. Unemployment is over 80%, the weather is extreme, and families struggle mightily with crushing financial, housing, health, educational and social issues.” Numerous crochet items are accepted for the people on this reservation, ranging from practical items like hats and washcloths to fun items like finger puppets. Source here.

*Soldiers’ Angels’ VA Crochet & Craft Team. “The VA Crochet & Craft Team makes and sends lapghans (blankets), hats, scarves, trach/stoma bibs, catheter bag covers, ditty bags, wheelchair/walker totes and slipper socks to VA medical facilities around the country.” Source here.

*From Ewe to You. This organization accepts a diverse array of different crochet and knit products that are then distributed to a wide range of different types of programs. One of the types of organizations that benefits from the help of From Ewe to You is animal shelters. Source here.

*The Red Scarf Project. Each year, The Red Scarf Project sends Valentine’s Day care packages to foster students in need of encouragement as they graduate from high school and move on to college. Nothing shows someone you care like a handmade item, even if that someone is a stranger. Source.

*Algerian Action. “Algerian Action is a small project which helps to support needy babies and children in Algeria by providing them with clothing, toys and other essentials.” Source.

*Bundles of Love. “Every 3 hours, a baby in Minnesota goes home with a free bundle of 25 items produced by Bundles Of Love. Without this bundle, the baby would have nothing – no clothing, no bedding, no diaper bag. The parents frequently are unable to provide these basic needs and our volunteers have come forward to help.” Source.

*Knots Of Love. Has donated 275,105 knitted caps to chemo patients and 11,356 blankets to babies in incubators as of 11/20/15.

*Warm Up America. This charity that has warmed peoples’ lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need.

*Care Wear. “Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.”

List will continue to grow as I find places, if you know of one let me know!

About the author:

mini meMy name is Cricket Sosa, I am married to my best friend and living in Peshtigo Wisconsin with my 3 perfect little boys I’m a stay at home mom who blogs! I’ve held up my fair share of jobs but now I have the greatest job in the world, I manage my home! We homeschool, love outdoors, I love to craft, crochet, draw, paint, if it’s artsy I’m doing it! I’m on the crunchy side of things and love the green eco lifestyle but I’m not into cramming it down anyone’s throat! Read my full about me page HERE.

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