Knitting For Charities

CLABBERS's picture

I was doing some research to find some charities for projects that I knit. I found the following sight that lists many places that would be happy to have some knitted work. I haven't investigated it fully, but I wanted to put it out there for any of you who are so inclined.

The site also has a lot of free patterns and other interesting things.

http://www.interweaveknits.com/community/charities.asp

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michaelpthompson's picture

Mark, it doesn't appear that

Mark, it doesn't appear that Operation Gratitude is doing helmet liners right now, but they do accept hats and scarves in the fall. The hats are sometimes used inside their helmets in cold weather. In the spring, they concentrate more on hot weather gear. See their web site for more information and patterns.

Our own kylewilliam did a collection of hats and scarves for them last fall and many of us contributed. You could get a start on making some for next fall, or look at making the cool ties they're looking for this spring.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

CLABBERS's picture

Thank you Tallguy! That's

Thank you Tallguy! That's great information.

Thor's picture

"Project Linus" is a

"Project Linus" is a charitable organization that I, as an Emergency Room Nurse, am familiar with. They accept donations of handmade "blankies" which are then distributed to area hospitals to be given to children involved in Trauma. I know first hand that these kids glom onto those blankets and hold them tight during such a stressful time. It is so comforting as a nurse to be able to offer these hand made treasures to these kids. As a knitter/crocheter to know that the gifts are appreciated and loved... and the feeling of security it provides these children at such a critical time is beyond value! Check out Project Linus at www.ProjectLinus.org and see if there is a local chapter in your state!

michaelpthompson's picture

That sounds really cool

That sounds really cool Thor. I notice on their web site, they're having Make a Blanket Day February 19. Good chance for everybody to get involved. If you go to the web site, you can look for a local chapter near you and join them in this project.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Buzzboy's picture

Mark, I did the Operation

Mark, I did the Operation Gratitude with the hats and scarves for the soldiers this fall. I haven't got another one picked out yet. I do alot for our local senior center. I really do enjoy charitable knitting/crocheting. The girls and I, at my LYS did the helmet liners a couple of years ago for the soldiers. I'm thinking about doing something for our local hospital. There certainly are quite a few charities on this page to choose from.

Dennis

CLABBERS's picture

Hi there Dennis, Thanks for

Hi there Dennis,
Thanks for the info on Operation Gratitude. I have a friend who is being deployed to Afghanistan again this month. He is a lifelong soldier and tells of the needs of those under his command. As a new knitter, helmet liners might be a perfect thing for me to make. Do you have a pattern for them that I could use?
Mark