Where To Donate Crochet Items? 2020 Charity List

Where To Donate Crochet Items? 2020 Charity List

Where can I donate crochet items?

A number of articles have been written demonstrating the positive effects of crocheting  and creativity on mental health, aging, and psychological well-being.  How about doubling (or tripling) the benefits of crocheting, and give the gift of a lovingly handmade crochet item to someone in need? Crocheting for charity will bring warmth and comfort to another person, but you will feel good while making the item AND you’ll reap the physical and mental benefits of giving. We are going to explore where to donate crochet

There are many local groups and organizations that also need volunteers to help make and distribute handmade items.  Check your local hospitals, churches, veterans hospitals, cancer treatment centers, hospice centers, nursing homes, women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and foster care services for more opportunities to put your crochet talents to good use in your own communities.  

If you’d like to support these groups but don’t have the time, please consider giving a cash donation instead, to help them cover the costs of materials and shipping.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of organizations where you can donate your crochet projects.

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Crochet for charity

Warm Up America

Started in 1992 this  national nonprofit provides hand knitted and crocheted blankets, clothing and accessories made by volunteers across the country and donated to people in need.

What can you donate?

Any warm weather accessories; Hats, scarves, mittens, shawls, etc.  They request 7” by 9” of crochet or knit fabric. This is, so they can construct a bigger blanket.sections and completed afghans

Who receives the crochet items?

The foundation receives requests for afghans and accessories from a variety of social service agencies, including homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters, American Red Cross chapters, veterans homes, senior centers, hospices and religious organizations serving families and individuals in communities around the country. It maintains a database of these requests and fulfills them on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Where to donate crochet items?

Guidelines

Warm Up America!

Suite 152

3740 N. Josey Lane, 

Carrollton, TX 75007

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Red Scarf Project

Red Scarf Project sends care packages to college and training program students who have experienced foster care. Every Fall, Foster Care to Success (FC2S) relies on the red scarves to fill Valentine’s Day care packages that are mailed to its students

 

What can you donate?

Scarves must be red & should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front. Approximately 60” long and 5” to 8” wide

Who receives these crochet items?

College students who have been through foster care.

Where to donate crochet items?

 

Guidelines 

Foster Care to Success Red Scarf Project,23811 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 210, Cleveland, OH 44122.

 

 

 

The Snuggle Project “Made with Love”

The Snuggles Project is well-known as a multi-beneficial project. The first, and most important, benefit is to the animals. 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.

It’s a very good project for kids and people learning how to crochet, knit or quilt because the Snuggles don’t have to be perfect. The animals love them anyway they can get them. All that is required is that they be made with love. If you ever considered making blankets for charity, this is a great one. 

What can you donate?

Any size crochet blankets.

Who receives these crochet items?

Homeless pets in animal shelters

Where to donate crochet items?

Snuggles Project has a worldwide directory of animal shelters and the donations they are seeking. This is a membership site. 100% of membership dues go directly to support the project work.

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Project Linus

Another great place to donate blankets to charity is Project Linus. It is  a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Their blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.

What can you donate?

You can create any size, new, handmade, washable, crochet blankets and afghans.

Who receives these crochet items?

Children ages 0-18 years. Project Linus blankets are not donated to adults.

Where to donate crochet items?

Project Linus helps you easily find a donation center near you. Prior to making any blankets or contributing other supplies donations, you are encouraged to contact your local chapter coordinator. They can let you know what blanket types and other items for which they have the greatest need.

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Crochet For Cancer

They are a Christian, volunteer based non-profit organization that gives free hand-crafted hats to those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or other cancer related treatments. People from around the globe volunteer their time and talent to crochet and knit hats for oncology patients. They mail their items to one of our Official Crochet for Cancer Chapters and they distribute them to cancer centers, doctor offices and hospitals in their community. Join their efforts and show your love and support to those in the fight of their lives. 

What can you donate?

Guidelines

They accept baby, children, youth, and adult hats. Soft yarn is best- cotton, acrylic, silk, fleece or a blend is best. Do not use wool or alpaca as they can irritate the scalp.

They accept any type of crochet/knit/sewn items that will benefit and uplift the spirits of people taking treatments for cancer. For example, sewn cloth turbans, crochet teddy bears, crochet prosthetic breasts, scarves, prayer shawls, lap blankets, gloves, socks, etc.

Who receives these crochet items?

Cancer patients coping with hair loss due to chemotherapy or other cancer related treatments.

Where to donate crochet items?

Mail your item(s) to one of our Official Crochet For Cancer Chapters and they will be sure it will be distributed to hospitals and cancer centers on your behalf. Please be sure to follow the guidelines outlined in the video below.

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Warmth For Warriors

Warmth For Warriors is a non-profit corporation that was formed to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families. To honor and support them, they provide active duty and retired veterans with handmade, warm, wool hats and other comfort items.

What can you donate?

Crochet hats, Christmas stockings & other comfort items

Who receives these crochet items?

American active & retired military and their families

Where to donate crochet items?

More info

P.O Box 353

Rudyard, MI 49780

where can i donate crochet items

Knits for Kids

Knit for Kids is a nationwide program that unites thousands of volunteer knitters to fight poverty with our crochet hooks & knitting needles.

With every stitch, together they give hope and warmth to vulnerable children living in poverty or other difficult situations around the globe. For millions of children, a hand-made item isn’t just a sweater or a blanket. It’s a chance at better health. It’s protection and warmth from freezing temperatures. And it’s a symbol of support for a better future.

What can you donate?

Hats, blankets & sweaters.

Who receives these crochet items?

They send hand-knit or crocheted sweaters to children in need.

Where to donate crochet items?

Guidelines

Knit for Kids

c/o World Vision

210 Overlook Drive

Sewickley, PA 15143

Knots Of Love

 Knots of Love mission is to warm the hearts and heads of those experiencing traumatic hair loss.  Volunteers lovingly hand-knit and crochet caps for those struggling with treatment-induced hair loss and tiny Neonatal blankets for fragile new lives in incubators.  Knots of Love caps and blankets serve as a constant reminder to the patient and their loved ones that they are not alone.  All Knots of Love handmade creations are distributed free of charge to hospitals and treatment centers throughout the country — and most importantly at no cost to the patient receiving the caps.

What can you donate?

Any soft, cozy, lightweight yarn can be used for Neonatal Blankets. Size 18″ x 24″.

Adult crochet and knit hats, they no longer accept preemie hats. 

Who receives these crochet items?

People  who are struggling with treatment-induced hair loss and tiny Neonatal blankets.

Where to donate crochet items?

Guidelines

At your local collection area

or

Knots of Love

2973 Harbor Blvd. #822

Costa Mesa, CA  92626

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Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them.

What can you donate?

Crochet & knit handmade breast prosthesis.

Who receives these crochet items?

Women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.

Where to donate crochet items?

Guidelines

Knitted Knockers

1780 Iowa St.

Bellingham, WA 98229

Binky Patrol

They make it an easy way to for anyone to volunteer who has time restrictions. The rules are very loose. Since your blanket doesn’t need to be perfect, this is a great opportunity for newbies to donate blankets to charity.  The only thing that matter is that it was made with love. 

What can you donate?

Blankets

Who receives these crochet items?

Children & teenagers in need.

Where to donate crochet items?

Guidelines

Carolyn Berndt, Director

Binky Patrol

145 North Lemon

Orange, CA 92868

Or

 BPHQ

Susan Finch, Founder

PO Box 652

Beaverton, OR 97005

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.

What can you donate?

Pink slippers.

Who receives these crochet items?

Women and children living in shelters for victims of domestic violence.

Where to donate crochet items?

Guidelines & more info

I hope you enjoyed this list of crochet charities. If you are looking for a pattern to use for to create your donations, then look no further. Try this easy crochet hat.

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