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06-25-2007, 11:27 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any Charity Knitting Links in Canada. If you are involved with an organization and would like to promote them and encourage people to knit for them, please let us know.
I'm based in Calgary, Ab But anywhere in the country would be great.
While taking my Mom for Chemo a couple of years ago I ran accross an interesting project in the hospital. There were baskets in all the waiting areas in the Oncology dept. with yarn and needles. You could sit down and knit, while waiting. The squares were then put together by volunteers and given to patients going through treatment.
I would like to start a program here if there isn't one already.....
Anyone with info or ideas, please let me know......
Happy Knitting everyone:knitting:
06-26-2007, 08:44 AM
here is one Canadian charity I found
06-27-2007, 09:55 AM
I joined Socks for Soldiers about a month ago. It's from the U.S.
But we have just been advised that a CANADIAN organization of SFS is being started.
We knit socks, beanies and dishcloths for soldiers in wartorn countries where our troups are deployed and need all the knitters we can get.
Contact Kim at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOCKFORSOLDIERS
07-13-2008, 09:29 PM
Sounds like a great idea! How is it coming along Sandi?
07-18-2008, 08:06 PM
I have talked with the hospital and things are going slow. But will post as soon as something is finalized.
08-08-2008, 06:46 PM
Hi Sandy: Keep me in mind as I would like to contribute. :)
08-12-2008, 02:50 PM
here is one Canadian charity I found
I've heard tons about this...but I'm stuck...do I just email the people that represent Toronto? can I mail them the knitting instead?
Also: Does any one know of an organization where I can:
-Knit blankets or scarves
-It gets sent to soldiers, the homeless, or third world countries
-It is canadian
-I can mail them my knitting. thanks!
08-14-2008, 03:24 PM
There should be a shelter or soup kitchen that can direct you in the right direction. The one here in Calgary is called "The Mustard Seed"
Good luck in your search!
Hi, Sandi ... were you able to find any charities here in Calgary that would accept donations of knitted goods? Or did you ever form such a group?
07-15-2009, 09:38 AM
Yes I did. I do a bit of knitting with the Alberta_Wildrose_Charity group on Yahoo. I also knit baby blankets with the WCOBB group on Ravelry. Check both out and join us if you want to. We can always use more knitters. The items done through Wildrose goes to the Mustard Seed Shelter here in Calgary.
Hope this helps!
SandiHi, Sandi ... were you able to find any charities here in Calgary that would accept donations of knitted goods? Or did you ever form such a group?
07-01-2012, 12:17 PM
The Snowsuit Fund is a charity located in Ottawa, ON that distributes snowsuits to needy children in the area in the fall/winter. They accept new knitted winter gear for kids (hats, mitts, scarves) that the families can pick up when they pick up their snowsuits for their kids. The address is on the website. They are open from September to February. Here is a link:
In Surrey, British Columbia, a group called Caring Hearts distributes warm knitted items (hats, mitts, scarves, blankets, sweaters, slippers, baby items) to local kids in need. Here is a link:
10-21-2012, 02:58 PM
I too had been looking for a "scarves for troops" Cdn. version of this http://opgrat.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/fall-2012-scarves-for-troops-update/ that I found on Twitter. Great idea. I know you are looking for Cdn. based but thought if someone has some scarves sitting around they could always be sent to the above. Good for church guild groups also.