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Old 12-08-2010, 01:30 AM   #11
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you could also check local churches for prayer shawl type ministries. they may be interested. I know my group appreciates all of the yarn that's been donated to us.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:27 AM   #12
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Your local school....art teacher would probably be THRILLED.
I would...but I am the music teacher...but only because i would use it up myself! or teach the children.
I am confident you will find a useful cause.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:07 AM   #13
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I would go with a senior center and give them the information on knitting or crocheting blankets for animal shelters. The seniors would love being able to do something useful for a good cause. Of course they could also use it to make anything else they wanted to.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #14
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Will take unwanted yarn.
If anyone has yarn that they do not want, please contact me and if there is quite a bit, I may want to have it and I would pay the shipping. I crochet more than knit, being a Nana, I am always making something. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #15
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You could look up a local Project Linus chapter, they have those just about everywhere and they usually take yarn/cloth donations for their volunteers' use.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:13 AM   #16
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This is an old post but since someone bumped it, I'll add don't forget about children's daycare centers. I am a teacher in daycare, and we use acrylic and cotton yarn A LOT for arts and crafts. The owners would never buy something like that so we have to depend on donations, or bring in our own if we run out.

I think seniors would appreciate it the most. They need to maintain an active lifestyle, not just for the body, but for the mind as well. Knitting, crocheting, and arts/crafts help keep their minds active and creative.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:19 AM   #17
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The person who bumped it in post 14 is actually asking for extra yarn to be sent to her as she can use it for charity knitting.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:07 PM   #18
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Thanks for ensuring you point that out. I didn't pay that much attention to which post bumped it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by wends View Post
I have SO much yarn and a lot of it I'll never use. It's mostly acrylic I used to practice on.

I'm doing a major cleaning and organizing and I want to get rid of a lot of it so I'm hoping that I can take it to Goodwill or something.

Does anyone know if they'd take it or if they know of anywhere that does?

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I am new to this site but if you have not disposed of yarn my church does prayer shawls for local nursing homes in my area we would appreciate it if you mail it we will pay for it.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by jpfields1212 View Post
I am new to this site but if you have not disposed of yarn my church does prayer shawls for local nursing homes in my area we would appreciate it if you mail it we will pay for it.
The original post was made about 3 years ago, so I don't think the yarn will still be available now.
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