Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
Working the Gusset
redheadrachel's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio(home)/ Tennessee(school)
Posts: 1,144
Thanks: 306
Thanked 233 Times in 198 Posts
Send a message via AIM to redheadrachel
Trustworthiness of charities?
Hey everyone. This might be a weird question, but I was talking with some people about how I wanted to knit for charity, and they said it's difficult to send it to a place that takes the stuff you make because your knit items might not actually end up going where you thought. This absolutely horrified me because I had never thought of it, but I guess it is entirely possible that you could send some foundation your knit items and they don't end up with the people you thought. Do any of you know how to tell whether or not a charity is trustworthy? (And I've donated my hair twice now, so I'm worried about that too...) What a downer I'm definitely wanting to knit some charity stuff, but I want to make sure that it WILL go to the people I hoped, ya know?

"An excellent woman, who can find? She is far more precious than jewels . . . She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." - Proverbs 31:10;13
I'm a knitter for Jesus!
redheadrachel is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-01-2007, 12:02 AM   #2
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,159
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,979 Times in 7,324 Posts
Well, my feeling is that one way or the other it WILL go to someone who needs it even if it didn't end up with whom I sent it to. Here's a few sites that help evaluate charities although I think they're only domestic..

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
redheadrachel (08-01-2007)
Old 08-01-2007, 04:01 AM   #3
Susan P.
Working the Gusset
Susan P.'s Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,754
Thanks: 137
Thanked 191 Times in 180 Posts
Many many moons ago the company that my father worked for then donated tons of powdered milk to a famine relief effort. They stopped when they found out the whole lot was sold on the black market. I tend to support charities that I see actively 'doing' and not paying - sorry - CEO's $160 grand a year. The Salvation Army are favourites of mine and I find the vast majority of refuges really need support because govt funding is reasonably sparse.

A 'blanket' is not saleable as such even though I would tend not to donate to a drug centre because some of these folk will hock anything for any amount. In terms of the places that blankets here go to..I tend to think Jan is right; even if the blanket moves on it will find someone who needs it.
Susan P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 04:03 AM   #4
Turning the Heel
Limey's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 998
Thanks: 421
Thanked 346 Times in 200 Posts
There's a couple of wonderful charities here in the UK for premature babies.

One of them, Ray of Hope, collects all knitted items, little cardigans, mitts, etc., and sends them to hospitals where they are needed.

One hospital might not want little bootees but another hospital might use them, so whatever you've knitted you know will go to the place where it's needed.

I think these days that most bona fide charities would have a website or some kind of booklet/brochure that would give you the info. you need.

All the Best

Limey is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charities need your help this year Mulderknitter The Lounge 0 12-14-2008 09:00 PM
Clothes Knitting Charities NikitaShera Charity Knitting 5 07-15-2008 08:48 PM
Which Charities Need What? SusanMarie1956 Charity Knitting 2 08-15-2007 01:50 PM
Kntting Charities Yogamommi General Knitting 20 04-22-2006 06:43 PM
Knitting Charities amy General Knitting 2 01-02-2005 09:54 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 AM.