It’s time to put your needles and hooks to work!
A handmade item has incredible power to brighten and benefit someone’s life in unimaginable ways.
Below is a list (sorted alphabetically) of awesome organizations that need your knitting skills to make a difference! Please contribute to this list by adding your favorite organization in the comments section.
Afghans for Afghans // “humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.”
Binky Patrol // “We are an 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. Our recipients are from 0-18.”
Chemocaps // “We are knitting and donating hand knit chemo caps to wonderful hospital oncology inpatient units and hospice programs so that cancer patients who lose their hair can have a very soft hand knit cap to call their own to comfort their heads and their souls because they will know someone cared enough to knit a cap for them.”
Hats 4 the Homeless // “If you know how to crochet or knit or would like to just donate a hat, scarf or pair of gloves…The warm gift-giving feeling that comes with giving this gift will surpass any other gift you give this Holiday season.”
Knit-a-Square // “Together we work hard to help warm and comfort the children and we’d greatly value your contribution to this knitting project for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa. We ask the world’s knitters and crocheters to send 8″/20 cm squares to South Africa, where we have them sewn into blankets for the children.”
Penguin Foundation // “Knitted penguin jumpers play an important role in saving little penguins affected by oil pollution. A patch of oil the size of a thumb nail can kill a little penguin. Oiled penguins often die from exposure and starvation. Oil separates and mats feathers, allowing water to get in which makes a penguin very cold, heavy and less able to successfully hunt for food.”
Snuggles Project // “After being given a Snuggle, a frightened and/or difficult to handle animal is able to become calm. This calming effect gives the animal and the caregiver time to learn how to handle the situation. We believe that this calming effect has saved the lives of many newly-sheltered animals.”
Wrapped in Love // “To help families in time of need during palliative care with homemade blankets and items made with love.”