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Using Your Creativity for the Greater Good

Local

Patchwork Pantry Knit hats for immigrant and poor families in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Community. Contact Kristin knappkl@jmu.edu for details.

Open Doors Thermal Shelter Hats, scarves, gloves and mittens are needed for local homeless people seeking shelter. The shelter is open November to March.

Babies and Children

Project Linus Knit/crochet security blankets for children in hospitals, shelters and aid agencies across the U.S.

Bundles of Love Provide basic supplies for newborns. Patterns are provided.

Binky Patrol Knit/crochet/sew blankets for children in need.

Knitting Rays of Hope Knit/crochet hats for babies in neonatal intensive care units.

Feel Better Friends Crochet dolls to resemble a specific child dealing with a traumatic health issue.

The Magic Yarn Project Crochet yarn wigs that are inspired by Disney characters for children undergoing chemotherapy. Donations for basic beanies, super hero beanies, yarn and ribbons are appreciated.

Cancer

Knitted Knockers Knit prosthetic breasts for mastectomy patients.

Head Huggers Knit/crochet/sew caps for cancer patients.

Knots of Love Knit/crochet caps and blankets for cancer patients.

Animals

Snuggles Project Knit/crochet "snuggles" to provide a calm and homey environment for shelter animals.

Leggings for Life Knit/crochet leggings and cushions for injured and disabled animals.

Snuggles Project Knit/crochet security blankets for animal shelters.

Mats for Cats Donations of yarn are used to make soft cage liners at cat shelters.

Military

Warmth for Warriors Knit/crochet warm, wool hats for our soldiers serving overseas and veterans here at home.

Scarves for Troops Operation Gratitude sends knit/crochet scarves to deployed U.S. troops, veterans, new recruits, wounded heroes, first responders and military children.

Knit Your Bit Knit/crochet scarves for veteran's centers, hospitals and service organizations across the U.S.

National Programs

Warm Up America Knit/crochet afghans and clothing for distribution to American Red Cross chapters, hospitals, women's and homeless shelters, veterans' homes, social services agencies, nursing homes and many other charities.

The Red Scarf Project Knit/crochet red scarves for college and training program students who have been in foster care. Scarves are collected in the fall and are sent in Valentine's Day care packages.

The Welcome Blanket Project Knit/crochet for immigrants. "What if lines of yarn became 3,500,640 yards of blankets to welcome people in?"

Kids and moms detained at the border Catholic Charities of San Antonio is collecting knit/crochet toys, washcloths, and blankets for children, and shawls for moms.

Outside the U.S.

Knit Aid USA Knit/crochet items requested by refugees in Europe and the Middle East. Please see website for item requests and collection dates.

Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies Warm Up America is collecting knit/crochet blankets for pre-term babies in East Africa.

Afghans for Afghans Knit/sew blankets and clothing for the people of Afghanistan.

The Mother Bear Project Knit teddy bears to children in emerging nations who are affected by HIV and AIDS. A specific pattern is provided.

Knit-A-Square Great for beginning yarn crafters – knit/crochet 8-inch squares. Collected squares are sent to South Africa and assembled into blankets for orphaned or vulnerable children.

Knitting Without Borders Knit/crochet bears for children across the world.

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