Not just yarn: knitting needles, notions, basic "how to knit" books/pamphlets/booklets, anything.
A woman in my local knit night at Loopy Yarns in Chicago is a counselor at a battered women's shelter, and thought that teaching the women how to knit would not only be therapeutic and confidence-building but also teaching them some skills that they can take with them.
So I thought I would send out the call to the most generous group of people I know. Would you be interested in something like this? I think that anything you have lying around would be sufficient.
PLMK if there's any interest in this and I will give you an address to send your stuff to.
As soon as I get more information I will send out the address to send things to.
Also, as this is a battered women's shelter asking for donations, I don't think they have the funds to pay for shipping, sorry. If you're afraid it will be too heavy to ship, maybe just ship a few things? Or just the needles or something light? Books can get really heavy really fast.
I will PM each of you the address to ship your stuff to. And if anyone else has stuff to get rid of (and who doesn't?) please post here or PM me. My friend says they'll take anything, but she thought maybe dishcloth stuff would be good too.