View Full Version : Charity Knitting and Where to Start

05-26-2008, 01:54 AM
I'm becoming very interested in knitting charities. Mostly, I think my knitting could go to good use instead of sitting in my finished piles. ;) I'd like to know what kind of charities I could donate to?

I am definitely interested in knitting for the US Armed Forces (if they need anything...) but that's not to say I'd turned down anything really. Anyone have any good websites?

05-26-2008, 02:28 AM
How wonderful of you to want to spread the blessings of your knitting.

A good org for our wounded soldiers is: http://www.rectangle6x9.org/
People knit & crochet 6x9 rectangles of acrylic yarn & donate them to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project. HAP for short. Volunteers crochet them together making afghans & distribute them to our wounded soldiers. Visiting relatives also benefit from them. The 6x9s can be easy take-along projects, but they must be 6x9" in a relaxed state and of acrylic yarn for washability and no alergy problems.

Another knitting charity for our armed forces is helmetliners:
I've made 3. I like doing them. They must be 100% wool yarn for warmth and safety. I make mine with the neck part more like 7" long. This covers the neck better when they're pulled up over the mouth. There have been a couple of threads about them on this site.

The Charity Knitting part of KH has good ways to help others as well.

Have fun.

05-26-2008, 09:18 AM
Check your local yellow pages for hospices. They take lapghans, bed jackets, bed socks, hats and such.

Jan in CA
05-26-2008, 12:56 PM
The sticky links at the top of the page have lots of resources. :thumbsup: If you need more help than that ask away!

05-29-2008, 02:00 PM
There'sa wonderful yahoo group that chooses different charities every month to knit (and craft) for - check them out here.