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Old 03-20-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Knitting charities for Japan?
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!!!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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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/d...lp-or-not.aspx
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I did not know that, thank you for informing me Jan in CA

Okay, I will try to donate money instead
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
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/d...lp-or-not.aspx
I too will do cash however I did see this for all you quilters
http://quiltersmuse.com/blog/2011/03...lts-for-japan/
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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
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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. I know they had some patterns on Ravelry that were donating the proceeds of patterns to Japan for short while.
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