Crochet (or Knit) for Charity
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“Afghans for Angels” is an organization made up completely of volunteers who make and deliver baby blankets to local hospitals to give to parents who have suffered the loss of their infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. The death of a child, whether by miscarriage or later on, is a totally devastating event in a parent’s life. While this is sometimes a very difficult subject to speak of, it does happen nonetheless. Through consultations with such groups as “The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center” and a local chapter of “The Compassionate Friends”, we have learned that caring and supportive servies are of great importance during this time. Our “Afghans for Angels” are placed lovingly around these infant angels when they are held by their families for the brief time in which bittersweet hellos and sad good-byes are said. The parents are then allowed to keep these afghans as a token of remembrance of their baby. Just having something soft to hold is often comforting. Through our sources, we have learned that these grieving parents are quite touched by the fact that people they have never met cared enough to make something so beautiful and special for them and their child. It is our belief that ANYTHING that can be done to help these families, SHOULD be done.
Hat Box Foundation was established in the winter of 2007 as a volunteer-based non-profit organization with a mission to make and distribute FREE hand-made hats to people with cancer and others in need. We believe something made from the heart can help heal the human spirit. With that in mind, each hat distributed through the foundation is 100% hand-knitted or crocheted by a group of volunteers across the country. Since each hat is made by hand, each hat is unique and offers that special ingredient of kindness. And because of the generous donations from our volunteers and sponsors, we are able to give the hats FREE of charge to the well-deserving recipients. As we expand our efforts across the US, we hope you will join us in our journey. They accept Hats.
Hope Mill was formed out of a commitment to help those who find themselves homeless. We do this by providing food and other basic necessities, along with a message of hope and an affirmation that people care. We began by filling backpacks with essential care items and distributing them to homeless persons on the streets in Southern California. Now, in addition to street distributions, our volunteers carefully put together backpacks for men, women and children, and deliver them to local missions and shelters, where they are distributed to those who are in need. All items are new and carefully chosen to address fundamental needs for personal care, as well as a comfort item or two. They accept scarves, hats, individual-sized blankets, or small pillows.
Newborns in Need volunteers provide our Newborn Immediate Need Kits filled with basic necessities for a newborn during the first few weeks of life. Collecting needed items such as as baby wash, sleepers, diapers, wipes, thermometers and other necessary items, these items are distributed in the local community. Talented hands create warm blankets, afghans and quilts to fill the kits, lovingly created by Newborns in Need volunteers. Sadly, so many communities are without Newborns in Need chapters and we need your help. Don’t let one baby be cold, wet, hungry or without a safe place to sleep. Everyday our volunteers work tirelessly to find items to meet the needs of our nation’s babies. Start a chapter, collect needed items, or donate funds to keep one baby safe and warm.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than One Million Care Packages. They accept hats and scarves.
Operation Helping Hand. Do you Knit, Crochet, Loom, Sew, love making crafts or Quilt and want to support Our Troops? Are you good at writing letters or love sending cards? Or maybe you would like to help by sending care packages? Please join us!
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. Since The Pink Slipper Project was founded in 2009 by Joyce Lucas, thousands of pair of slippers have been donated to shelters around the country. The Pink Slipper Project unites women all over the world for the good of other women and children. The common thread is they all want to help make someone’s life a little better. Please help us as we make a difference in the lives of a few of these women and children. The slippers can be knit, crocheted or sewn and they don’t need to be pink. They do need to be handmade and warm.
Project Linus’s mission 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.” We provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. They accept blankets.
Welcome to Warm Up America! the 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. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country. They accept finished afghans and sections.