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knitcindy 12-28-2012 06:25 PM

Who can use my blankets??
 
I live in the NE section of the USA and have always knit for local nursing homes. Where can I find other organizations that would take my knitted items??

I have knitted baby blankets and blankets of all different sizes/colors.

Any hints??
knitcindy

heatherg23 12-29-2012 12:56 AM

*animal shelters from snugglesproject.com (you can send directly to their main office and they can distribute them. It's easier then spending days looking for a shelter that can use them).

*stillsomeone.org

*preemieproject

If you do a search for "charity baby blankets" and/or minus the "baby" you should be able to find some listings.

Heather

Antares 12-30-2012 11:32 AM

And if you prefer that all your hard work not go to the dogs (and the cats), then try crises pregnancy centers, children's homes and hospitals, hospice care, shut-ins, and foster children.

You can also contact the churches around you and see if their ministries have a need for blankets. Or pick a disease (cancer, AIDS, MS, MD, etc.), find an organization that works with these patients, verify the organization's track record, and then contact them to see if they can use your blankets.

If you want to branch out and send your blankets around the world, pick a group to help: orphans in Bangladesh, rescued child soldiers in Africa, AIDS babies, rescued victims of human trafficking, etc., etc. Find an organization that helps these people, verify that organization's track record, and then contact them about your blankets.

The options are limitless! You might also check the following places for charity threads: Ravelry, crochet forums, and quilting forums.

Mrsforest 01-04-2013 09:39 AM

Troops in Afghanistan. They usually only receive bare necessities over there and let me tell you it gets mighty cold in those mountains) this comes from friends currently deployed). They would also like the comfort of knowing someone went out of there way to support them. The blankets do make it home (my husband brought 2 home). The children over there would also appreciate them.

salmonmac 01-04-2013 05:34 PM

Here's a list of several more charities. It's worth looking through several because their needs and specifications are sometimes quite narrow. Even Afghans for Afghans may only be accepting mittens and socks despite the title. Some charities only want natural fibers, others, acrylics only. With so many possibilities, I'm sure you'll find at least one that's just right. And with hurricane Sandy, there may well be very local charities looking for just your blankets.
http://knitting.about.com/od/knittin...or_Charity.htm

cheley 01-06-2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by knitcindy (Post 1364303)
I live in the NE section of the USA and have always knit for local nursing homes. Where can I find other organizations that would take my knitted items??

I have knitted baby blankets and blankets of all different sizes/colors.

Any hints??
knitcindy

I personally knit for a wonderful organization that houses children that have become parentless...thru incarceration, or just being displaced...They use and keep the blankets,from my understanding, for security...The children's ages start from infancy and on...You can pm me if you'd like, I will send you the address...and thanks in advance :heart:

KnittingGeek 01-06-2013 05:07 PM

Who can Use Blankets
 
I have crochet hats, scarfs, lapgans, baby Blankets, slippers etc.by hand for past 6 years and have found that Homeless people seem to be forgotten or they don't ask for help. I take mine to many Larger cities here in New Mexico & southern Colorado and hunt down the homeless off the streets, churchs, any center they may go and give them to them. Before I moved here to NM I lived in Eastern Ky.for 23 years I use to make large supplies and allow Child services to collect for the needy children taken & Placed in Foster who needed some warmth & Love. Area Locals less fortunate. You can really make others :) to show some Love

bethiew55 01-18-2013 04:58 PM

Hi, Could you help me? I am working on the Red Heart Fans & Cables Throw, LW2936. The pattern reads, K5, P1, work increase, K2. In the stitch description, it says that an increase is purl into the front and back of the next stitch. But if you do this, the pattern doesn't work out. What am I doing wrong? Thank you very much.

bethiew55 01-18-2013 05:00 PM

Could you send me that address? I would love to help.

cheley 01-18-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bethiew55 (Post 1367305)
Could you send me that address? I would love to help.

There is a thread in the Forum..for help with a pattern, you might get a better response there...and I will try and help with your post..


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