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TrueIconoclast
03-20-2011, 02:08 PM
Hello everyone. Since the first day I learned to knit, all of my FO have been primarily for charity (what a good way to practice while contributing to the needy). My mom, sister, brother, and I are primarily donating to the homeless, but in the light of the recent disaster in Japan, I was wondering if anyone has any links or information on knitting for Japan.

I recognize that out of all the countries that this could have happened to, it happened to probably the most prepared country (Japan having a LONG LONG history of earthquakes and tsunamis, being located directly above the Ring of Fire), but still, I would like to contribute something. So, besides the question of ARE there any knitting charities right now for Japan, I would also like to ask, WHAT needs to be knitted? Maybe blankets for the shelters, toys for the kids, etc.

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you all!!!!

Jan in CA
03-20-2011, 03:22 PM
I have read multiple times that we shouldn't actually knit anything for Japan (at least yet). What they need is money so they can buy them what they need. I donated to Red Cross.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2011/03/16/japan-earthquake-how-knitters-can-help-or-not.aspx

TrueIconoclast
03-20-2011, 04:34 PM
I did not know that, thank you for informing me Jan in CA :)

Okay, I will try to donate money instead :)

cheley
03-20-2011, 06:45 PM
I have read multiple times that we shouldn't actually knit anything for Japan (at least yet). What they need is money so they can buy them what they need. I donated to Red Cross.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2011/03/16/japan-earthquake-how-knitters-can-help-or-not.aspx
I too will do cash however I did see this for all you quilters
http://quiltersmuse.com/blog/2011/03/17/call-for-quilts-for-japan/

Clarity
03-27-2011, 12:05 PM
If you don't have the cash to donate and/or want to contribute via knitting you can make a special pattern or item to sell, or do a sponsored knit

Jan in CA
03-27-2011, 12:39 PM
If you don't have the cash to donate and/or want to contribute via knitting you can make a special pattern or item to sell, or do a sponsored knit

Excellent idea. :thumbsup: I know they had some patterns on Ravelry that were donating the proceeds of patterns to Japan for short while.