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Charitable Organization Links

Do you have too much yarn? Odds and Ends that you know you won't use? Do you knit, weave, crochet, or do another craft and would like to donate your finished pieces? If any of these sound like you, please consider donating supplies or finished pieces to any (or all!) of these worthy organizations. If you would like to recommend other charitable organizations, please contact us.

Caps For Kids

Caps for Kids is a national organization helping to provide winter wear for children. Halcyon Yarn is proud to accept handmade caps, as well as other children's apparel. We distribute these donated crafts to local groups in Maine in December at the Holidays, but donations are taken all year long!
Send finished caps, mittens, scarves, etc. to:
Halcyon Yarn
Caps for Kids
12 School St.
Bath, ME 04530

Afghans for Afghans www.afghansforafghans.org/

Afghans for Afghans is a 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.
Warm Woolies

Warm Woolies is a non-profit organization whose volunteers knit warm clothing for poverty-stricken children who would otherwise suffer from cold. Their mission is to provide the very neediest children with wool vests, hats, mittens, and slippers.

Cambodia Knits

Cambodia Knits is a social enterprise working with marginalized communities near Phnom Penh. Our goal is to produce beautiful, high quality and unique hand knit products while providing fair and flexible employment opportunities.

Cambodian Handicraft Association

Cambodian Handicraft Association is a project to help landmine and polio disabled Cambodians. The project helps their clients to produce and market quality handcrafts. It is also the hope to re-establish and develop traditional Cambodian handcrafts.
Send donations to:
Cambodian Handicraft Assoc
House#40, Sangkat Teak Laok II
Khan Tuol Kok, Phnom Penh.
Cambodia

Jane Anderson Sweater Ministry

Despite being seeing impaired, Jane Anderson knits sweaters for poor children worldwide. She will gladly accept yarn donations to help her knit sweaters.
Shipping Address:
Kristin Patterson
Jane Anderson Sweater Ministry
News & Advance
101 Wyndale Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24501
U.S. Mail Address:
Kristin Patterson
Jane Anderson Sweater Ministry
News & Advance
P.O. Box 10129
Lynchburg, VA 24506

Project Linus

Project Linus is a non-profit organization with over 20,000 volunteers providing security blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children. These blankets are distributed at hospitals, battered women's shelters, and hospices. They are in need of yarns and/or hand-crafted blankets of any size that are washable and in child friendly colors. Since its start at the end of 1995, Project Linus has created 250 chapters, which have provided over 75,000 blankets.
National Headquarters
Project Linus
8223 S. Quebec
Unit 1
Box 121
Englewood, CO 80112

303-840-1116

North San Mateo County Chapter
Project Linus
North San Mateo County Chapter
23 Seville Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080

650-589-6767

Knit-Net - Scarves for the Homeless

Over 25 volunteers in the New York City region knit scarves, as well as mittens, hats, and blankets, for homeless people living on the streets and in shelters. They gladly accept donations of yarn to keep their needles busy.
Knit-Net - Scarves for the Homeless
P.O. Box 184
Bath Beach Station
Brooklyn, NY 11214
 

Newborns in Need

Newborns in Need makes and donates handmade items, such as booties, hats, blankets, and gowns, to premature, sick, and needy babies, as well as to children in crisis situation. Donations of yarns or handmade items are gladly accepted.
National Headquarters
Newborns in Need
3323 Transou Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
(877) 231-5097
nationaloffice@newbornsinneed.org
Southern Central Maryland Chapter
Newborns in Need
Southern Central Maryland Chapter
3340 Hewitt Ave #65
Silver Springs, MD 20906

Handicappers Outreach for Christ

A group of volunteers, by the name "The giving heart of Dorcas," who knit or crochet lap robes, slippers, etc for disabled indigents living in nursing homes.
Paula Vervalen, Office Manager
4605 S. Priest Dr., #97
Tempe, AZ 85282-6520

Binky Patrol - Comforting Covers for Kids

Binky Patrol provides handmade blankets for children who are chronically or terminally ill, abused, in foster care, or experiencing trauma. They have given away over 31,000 blankets so far, but your help is deeply appreciated - check their web site.
Michelle Davrainville
Area Coordinator
206 Chestnut #226
La Grande, OR 97850
mici@oregontrail.net
National Headquarters
Binky Patrol, Inc.
PO Box 1468
Laguna Beach, CA 92652-1468

Teddies for Tragedies

Doctors treating children in developing countries are asking for hand crafted teddies since children who have their own teddies to cuddle in their cots, get better quicker than those who don't have one. Each child keeps his own teddy, so doctors need a continual supply.

Please visit their website for mailing information and addresses.

Cubs for Kids

BRIDGING PEOPLE AND PLACES
Bridging People and Places is a non-profit organization donating over 2,000 teddy bears with hand made sweaters each year. The bears are given to abused and neglected children, children in shelters, children with life threatening illnesses, and children who have lost a loved one. They are in need of knitters for teddy bear sweaters. The sweater pattern is on their web site: www.bridgingpeople.org
Send completed teddy bear sweaters to:
Hollie Vanderzee, Founder
Bridging People and Places
63 Patriot Lane
Acton, Maine 04001
bridgingpeople *at* aol.com

Cubs for Kids

Cubs for Kids donates teddy bears dressed in handknit sweaters, hats, and scarves to children in homeless shelters at the holiday time. Sponsors and knitters should send a SASE for patterns and more information.
Cubs for Kids
1 North Lexington Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Call - Arlene Comora at (914) 421-4916

Willing Hands and Germantown HELP

These groups serve a dual role - providing food relief and offering handmade blankets, gifts, and clothes. Serving the Maryland area, this group seeks donations of all sewing/knitting/crocheting supplies, such as yarn, ribbon, thread, and notions.
Germantown HELP
Debbie G. Gallo
27305 Ridge Rd
Damascus, MD 20875
Call - 301-253-3506
debbiegg@prodigy.net
Warm for Winter: 1000 Hats and Scarves campaign

Charitable organization collecting handmade hats and scarves for the Washington Puget Sound area homeless.
http://www.interfaithcouncil.com/
Knit for Kids

To Join Guideposts Knit for Kids --> If you would like to be a part of Guideposts Knit for Kids, simply download one of their patterns and start helping! The mailing instructions are included on the pattern. If you have any questions or comments, please email them to knitforkids@guideposts.org.

http://www.knitforkids.org/