Do you have orphan yarn, yarn without labels, ends of balls or skeins that you would like to donate to a worthy cause ? Perhaps you would like to knit a project that keeps a child warm in winter, comforts a woman grieving a lost baby, women dealing with cancer or children dealing with illness at the Ronald McDonald House. Clean out your closet and feel good about your donation. You can also get a tax deduction!
ChemoCaps.com is a group of knitters that donate their time by making hand-knit caps for cancer patients in hospital oncology units and hospice.
The caps are made so that cancer patients who lose their hair can have a very soft hand-knit cap to call their own, comforting their heads and their souls. A lot of thought goes into the design of these patterns. Read how JoAnne Turcotte arrives at these great designs in her own words.
The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear.
The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.
Learn more about Mother Bear Project, the children in need and how you can help this effort.
The Blankets of Hope team creates unique, handmade blankets to send hope, support and gratitude to America's wounded and veterans. Used on hospital beds, wheelchairs, and transport litters on medevac flights, Blankets of Hope bring the message that each servicemember is loved and not forgotten. They are included in our First Response Backpacks and Vet Packs sent to Combat Support Hospitals in the war zones, major medical facilities in Germany and around the world, and selected military hospitals and veterans centers here at home.