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.
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/
(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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- added 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
Updated July 2016 Contagious
is a non-profit organization that supplies hope to children in
orphanages. Volunteers Needed
Don't be Afraid, I am Here Bears -
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
- 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
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.
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.
On a Mission - One mother helping another. Making burial
in Need - (Feb 2008 - updated)
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
a 501 (c) 3 charity registered with the IRS. We accept
to do with babies - new or gently used clothing or blankets and hygiene
and fabric & yarn for our volunteers to create the much
needed baby items.Please send
- 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!
(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!
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!
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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