Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Charity Knitting?

I've been thinking about Charity Knitting. I know alot of knitters participate in some sort of charity knitting or another, and I am sure there is alot of different organizations out there that need a helping hand.

I know everyone knows about the hats for preemies that hospitals love to get. But I'm wondering, what are some other worthy causes. I have heard of a few, but not as many as there surely are.

The ones I know about are:
The Duulan Project
Afhgans for Afhgans
Warm Up America (knit/crochet squares made into blankets)

Tell me what your favorite knitting charity is? If they have a link, let me know so I can check them out.

Thanks!

2 comments:

Marg in Calgary said...

Hi Lisa,

Found your blog through 'KnitNet' here in Canada...I hail from SW of Montreal, but live out West in Calgary, Alberta...and knit for charity with our church group. One of our latest projects is making washcloths (oversized dishcloths, really) in cotton that we send out to British Columbia, where they are then sent to needy mid-wives in South America and elsewhere, to be used to wash newborns, and to be given to new mothers for their new babes. They don't have a website, but I can get you particulars if you are interested. We also knit for local street ministries and homeless folk through other churches that sponsor temporary shelter...

In the US you might try Project Linus and other wonderful ideas from the book 'Knitting for Peace'.

Best,

Margaret in Calgary

'In the end, there remains these three: faith, hope and charity. But the greatest of these is charity.' - JC

BeadKnitter said...

I've done quite a bit of knitting for the local Caps for Kids chapter. You can check them out at their national web site.
http://www.capsforkids.com/index.html

Another good one is Project Linus if you enjoy making afghans/throws/blankets.

http://www.projectlinus.org/index.shtml

Mostly, I would suggest finding a local organization. I found a whole club that does charity knitting, so I joined it. It's been a lot of fun. We provide for a lot of different local organizations in need. There's something about knowing someone who is in need in my area is wearing something I've made for them that is very satisfying.