"When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden. Obedience becomes a delight. When we love the Lord, we seek less for things that benefit us and turn our hearts toward things that will bless and uplift others."--Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, "The Great Commandment", October 2007 LDS General Conference
Afghans 4 Afghans - (San Francisco, CA) is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that is sending hand-knit and crocheted blankets, sweaters, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan. Patterns, mailing info and more!
Afghans for Angels Headquarters is a project where you can make afghans which are wrapped around precious little ones who die, so they can be wrapped up for their parents to say bittersweet hellos and sorrowful goodbyes. The blanket is then given to the parents as a remembrance of their precious angel.
Location of all the A for A chapters
Afghans for Angels - Maine Chapter - Homemade blankets for grieving families
Afghans for Angels - New York, NY Chapter - free blanket and tiny hat patterns. Be part of the healing for new parents.
Angels For Hope - They send out send out sweet angels, butterflies, and smiley faces to those in need. Patterns available to members only.
Angels4Preemies - (Fresno- California) Fresno Children's Central Hospital NICU will be the main destination for the preemie clothing that all the members will be creating with their loving hearts and hands.
March 2012 - "Aubrey’s Angels is non profit, charitable group, in San Antonio
built of love, to help meet the very special needs of precious sick
babies whose parents are in need of help.We want each family to know,
without a doubt, that there are people who love their tiny angels, are
praying for them, and want to help by crocheting, sewing, knitting, and
quilting hats, booties, afghans, mitts, angel layettes (burial
layettes), diaper shirts, etc. working from home.We also make afghans
and lap blankets for chemo and dialysis patients in San Antonio. The
group is named after my precious grandaughter, Aubrey, who left us to
be with Jesus on March 18, 2011 at the age of 9 months." http://www.facebook.com/groups/192813870824207/
Dec 2010- Help make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Arkansas Children's Hospital! Knit or crochet hats for children of all ages
through our Knitting for Noggins program. How can you make a difference? There are many ways to participate:
• Participate in our Knitting for Noggins program!
Please mail or deliver your hats to Arkansas Children\'s Hospital.
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall Street, Slot 108
Little Rock, AR 72202
(added April 2010)
Compassion (ARC) is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO
committed to advancing the welfare of human rights refugees and abused
animals. We aspire to give hope and comfort to those in desperate
circumstances by sending hand-knitted hats, scarves, mittens, socks,
blankets, and sweaters to shelters throughout the U.S. and abroad. PLEASE
read their guidelines for colors and yarns.
(added Oct 2008) ASPCA - blankets are a great way to bring comfort to shelter animals! Our HQ and shelter is in NYC. Blankets can be sent to the ASPCA at this address:
ASPCA, attention Adoptions
People can also search for shelters near them on our site: www.aspca.org/shelter_2k5_searchShelter
Baby Threads of NH - This organization makes quilts and puts together layette bags filled with clothing, disposable diapers, receiving blankets and other items to help clothe and care for newborn babies. Baby Threads also coordinates many other projects for needy children, homeless families and families in need of a helping hand. They can use handmade baby items of all kinds-- booties, hats, blankets, sleepers, and things like teddy bears and dolls, afghans, mittens and hats for all ages!
Bev's LDS Humanitarian Page - photos of the LDS Women's Conferences held at BYU Provo, instructions and patterns to make leprosy bandages, humanitarian dolls, hats, mittens and more for those in need.
(Added - Jan 2013) Big Hearts of the Lowcountry - We are located in Summerville,SC. We are always in need of many hats, mittens, scarves, stuffed animals, shawls, afghans, etc. Big Hearts Of The Lowcountry is a community organization that helps other organizations and people in need. We are on Facebook. We can be reached by email at email@example.com
Patrol collects blankets and quilts for children who are
in foster care, experiencing trauma and those born HIV positive, drug
or with terminal illnesses. There are chapters in various locations in
Bundles of Love -helping babies in Minnesota! Great free patterns for hats, mittens, buntings, burial gowns and more!
Caps for Kids (Penn Valley, CA) Page with a pattern for a preemie hat and swirled ski cap. Find out how you can help children, by making hats.
CAREWEAR - -
needs volunteers all over the USA to help make items for babies/kids in
Listings by states too.
- NEW! Aug 2008
- yahoo group
helping babies - NICU and labor and delivery items needed.
Charitable organizations who accept knitted and crocheted items are listed state by state. There are so many needy people out there who need our help, please read this page on Woolworks.
River - helping Native Americans with warm clothing.
http://helpinghearts0.tripod.com/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NativeAmericanSupport/
of Hope formerly known as 'Granny Daughters for Charity', has
page with a circle pattern to make afghans, hats etc for charity. Great
patterns to make and donate!
non-profit organization spreading smiles with cheerful drawings.
charity that accepts kids 8.5" x 11"
coloring, to be given to those in nursing homes, veteran homes, and so
forth. A fabulous way to start our children out giving to
Creations - (Barre,
2008 is a chapter
Threads of Compassion.
are a group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort
support to recent victims. The idea is simple.
been affected by sexual assault or abuse is welcome to crochet
a scarf which in turn will be given to a victim of sexual
they enter the hospital for emergency treatment. Anyone is
welcome to make and donate a scarf. The
scarves do not have to be any specific size or color, but we do ask
that you try and make them at least 5 inches wide and around 65 inches
long. Also the yarn used should be as soft as possible, so
scarf can be held close without feeling rough to the skin.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julyl 2009 Contagious Hope Ministries is a non-profit organization that supplies hope to children in orphanages. We have a continous need of handmade scarves, mittens, hats, blankets, baby booties, prayer shawls and your knitted or crochet blocks that you have started. For any further questions or to see photo's please go to www.ContagiousHope.com
Don't be Afraid, I am Here Bears -
and knit for Kids Find out how you can help the kids on Pine
Ridge Indian reservation, SD. They need hats,
Knit Patterns from Woolworks -suitable for making to donate
or for family and friends.
Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation - Yahoo group - making warm items to help those in need on this reservation They now have a website with links to many excellent free patterns!
From Ewe To You - NEW July 2011 The mission of 'From Ewe to You' is to provide crocheted or knitted blankets, scarves, booties, and hats to the less fortunate in my community and to patients in our local hospitals in NC. All sizes needed (men, women, children). We will also accept donations of supplies such as yarn, ribbons, and buttons. A monetary donation is always appreciated.
God's Tiny Angels Everyday across the world there are babies born ill or in need. Some of God's babies have little more than a tiny diaper. Imagine what you could do to make their new lives a little warmer! You can help by knitting or crocheting items.
Hhveterans.com (April 2015)
is a 501c-3 charitable organization. We work to supply homeless
and low invcome US Veterans with food,clothing, housing and other
support. We need knit and crochet hats, gloves, sweaters for our
homeless vets. Veterans prefer varigated darker color yarns. Solid
blues, greens, browns are ok, too.
We also accept #4 yarn donations for our Lapghans for wheelchair Vets in assisted living. No fringes on lapghans-they get caught in the wheels. Please send donations to
Hearts and Homes for veterans, attn
Virginia Trotta, 1639 Cape coral Parkway East, #205A, Cape Coral, Fl 33904
October 2010 - (handsofgrace1.blogspot.com) is a blog honoring Grace Logoteta Powell who devoted her life to helping others. They are currently gathering winter necessities for a local homeless shelter and items for the pediatric unit in Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho. We are hoping to reach out to various groups over time, producing items to make their lives easier. You can find patterns to help them here.
- non-profit organization collecting and distributing handmade hats. "Our mission is to distribute hand-made (either knit or crochet) hats to s across the country who are undergoing chemo treatments. We believe something made from the heart helps heal the human spirit. However, we cannot do it without the help of our fellow knitters and crocheters."
Heartmade Blessings is a not-for-profit, world-wide group of
dedicated to providing hand-crafted items to those people suffering a
loss, tragedy, or going through a rough time that need to be reminded
of the simple fact that people care. They have a yahoo
Hearts and Hands - We serve those in need in Florida and the southeast from preemie to elderly.
Helping The Oglala Sioux -
Native American led volunteer organization helping their neighbors on Pine Ridge Reservation to live better lives.
Hugs and Hope - website where you can mail care packages, cards and so forth to very ill children or their families.
March 2012 (Norfolk, VA) Hugs From The Heart is in need of 8” knit, crochet or loom woven squares to make blankets for our hospice patients. The individual squares will be joined together here in Norfolk, VA and handed out to the patients. It’s a gift from the heart that shows them we care about them and the hospice journey they are on. It takes 30 individual squares to make a full sized blanket. Questions? Contact Amy
Hugs4Hope - yahoo group! (North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York) We are a group of crafters that knit, crochet, or sew baby items for preemie and newborn babies, providing hand made items for babies in need. Our goal is to share our ideas and talents to help the babies. We currently provide for babies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York.
For Homeless Animals dedicated to homeless and displaced
patterns and info on how to help.
eg: Snuggles Blankets patterns and info. Blankets are given to animals in shelters to make their cages more comfortable to sit in. Please help! Monetary donations are greatly appreciated so they can ship the blankets. A tax deductable donation form is available also.
Humanitarian Services page (Bev's) photos and links to ways to help LDS Humanitarian Aid (Salt Lake City, Utah). Free patterns to use and ideas to help, including newborn booties for kits, how to make a quilt, scarves, slippers and mittens, dolls and bears for orphanages and more! LDS Humanitarian helps people worldwide in times of disaster or hardship regardless of religion, race, etc. All are welcome to donate.
3440 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
a great camp and service provider for children with cancer. Would love teddy bears, blankets, cancer caps and more for the kids.
Knots of Love.org
- April 2008 - brightening
the lives of people in need in a loving and caring way by knitting,
crocheting, loom knitting, chemo
caps for many centers to give out to their patients. Brighten
someone's world today.
Humanitarian Aid - read the guidelines from the Latter-day
Humanitarian Center in
Lake City- helping those in need worldwide.
A Child Smile. www.makeachildsmile.org
Commonly known as MACS, Make A Child Smile is an internet-based, non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support to critically ill children and their families. Visitors to the site can participate by sending the featured children and their siblings cards, letters, and small gifts through postal mail.
On a Mission - One mother helping another. Making burial
Newborns in Need - (Feb 2008 - updated) in need of baby clothing, baby items and blankets for the sick and needy babies we donate to in hospitals, homeless shelters, crisis centers and foster homes all across the United States. All donations will be acknowledged with a thank you letter and tax deductible receipt as we are a 501 (c) 3 charity registered with the IRS. We accept anything to do with babies - new or gently used clothing or blankets and hygiene items, and fabric & yarn for our volunteers to create the much needed baby items.Please send donations to
Please send donations to
Newborns in Need National Office
- free charity patterns for everyone- preemies to adults.
Linus MAIN PAGE - making blankets for children in trauma
Project Linus NJ
the Monmouth County, New
kids in need in hospitals and so on.
Lunus, NC -
Added Jan 2009
- 12,000+ Blankets providing HUGS
Children since 1996
Project Linus in Wake County, NC (national website:
www.projectlinus.org) was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. We have
delivered over 12,000 blankets to many local agencies that help
seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket!
Dec 2007 Quilts
from Caring Hands - (Oregon)
you can help make quilts for children in need!
are in constant need of
all-twine knotted Rosaries (no beads) to freely give away to whoever
needs one. Make Them. Pray Them. Give Them Away.
(added Oct 2008)
Items needed: caps, vests, helmets or socks, men's colors only; machine
washable 4-ply yarn (socks may be 3-ply); do not mix yarns within the
garment; ombre, varigated, tweed or flecked yarns are okay. Patterns
are available on the site.
The Seamen's Church Institute
Christmas at Sea
Sewing.org - wonderful, free sewing patterns for things like isolette covers, wheelchair totes, bunnies and more!
Sewing For Babies - (Nebraska) We knit, sew, and crochet, for sick and needy babies. We also provide burial layettes.
Quilt Project - a moms efforts to make 63+ quilts
in the orphanage where she adopted her son.
SPCA - and others need wildlife rescue nests for tiny birds and baby rabbits, squirrels etc.
Ministry - the
knitter begins each shawl with
prayers and blessings for the recipient. Intentions are
throughout the creation of the shawl. The shawl is
given to someone in need.
The Ships Project - make a pair of warm slippers or a hat for our brave troups at sea. Over 10,000 warm items have been donated to this terrific cause. Photos of the troops wearing their new hats etc are shown!
Threads of Love -has sweet burial gown patterns, hats, booties, and more info. Many chapters available. Threads of Love, through the effort and support of many participants in chapters across the country, provides clothing, blankets and other handmade articles for tiny premature and sick infants
Touching Little Lives Free knit and crochet patterns for preemie items--serving all of Ohio.Vegas Schools Kids (added Jan 2016) - We have almost 500 homeless or displaced students boys and girls from pre school to 12 th grade We are in. Need of hats and scarves or yarn to make items with the team of Volunteers. Pahrump is rural and has so many in low or poverty we just have worn out volunteers yarn supply so yarn donations are always welcome And, yes we love scrappy hats and scarves!
Families - under the umbrella of
Heart Foundation. Helping warm homeless families worldwide
handmade hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, slippers and more. Many
chapters all over the USA and Canada!
Families (Added December
Fergeson IL area
Hearts, Warm Babies - We sew, knit, crochet, and quilt for
infants and babies in need in Colorado. Be sure to read their
wonderful newsletter there too!
With Love From Sherry - (Added Sept 2011) Contact person is Catherine: charity helping
hospitals, mostly cancer patients. Needs chemo caps,
and shawls, plus preemie
hats. Mailing address on website in Charlottesville,
Wrap them in Love - Arlington, WA Making and collecting donated quilts to distribute to children around the world so, they can be
wrapped in the love of a quilt.
for Canada - Individuals
for those in need in Canada. There are chapters in all of the Provinces
they are listed on the main website.
Off For Cancer - making and
'collecting brand new, cool and funky hats for children with cancer
Heaven, My Blanket - crochets baby blankets to comfort families who have lost an infant or child in Canada.
Afghans should be made out of baby yarn in white or pastel colors.
for Tragedy -
address online!! free patterns,
the kids who have received a bear, info on where to send the bears.
Brampton and greater Toronto,
warm items for the homeless.
Australia and New Zealand
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