"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.
Package inc., - making
items for babies who pass on. Need hats,
booties, gowns and more to help the parents deal with their loss.
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.
Charitable Crafters blog!- Links to wonderful charity patterns! Handmade toy drive, tips and techniques.
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
2011 Crochet 4
Christ -Our url: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Crochet4Christ/
We are avid crocheters who love the Lord and want to crochet items for people in need. Right now, we are crocheting baby hats, booties and blankets for community hospitals, baby booties for Gifts for the Unborn, and lap blankets for seniors in . Please join this group if you would like to contribute your talents!
Cubs for Kids - Putting smiles on the face of homeless kids with teddy bears.
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,
. They make burial
blankets, and other items to help ease the pain
of losing a baby. Currently helping hospitals in Alabama.
that the death of a child is the utmost tragedy, the Emmazing Grace
Foundation is here to
mission is two fold:
Faith Hope and Charity - (updated Feb 2009) NEW URL! A Christ centered group of ladies giving from their hands ~a ministry to all babies and children~
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.
Handmade Hugs - (May 2007) join in making hats of all sizes, or requesting a hat for someone in need.
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.
crocheted angels for parents
who lose babies. They also make and need volunteers to help make burial
gowns for the babies, hats and booties and more to help make this
tragic time a little more peaceful for the family.
Angels in Need -
Oregon) - started by parents who
lost a tiny, new
baby. They are making and donating handmade items for
babies, and babies who die. They also need memory boxes made
Patterns can be
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.
Loving Creations - Chicago IL. makes and accepts warm items, afghans, mittens, hats, etc for local women's and children's shelters and homeless shelters.
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
Teddy Bear nice pattern to make bears and information about
PA Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501c3 and one of our programs is a
Friends Like Me .
send them at no cost to PA residents who have been diagnosed with
within the past 6 months. We’d love to include soft
chemo caps or
pretty pink scarves if your volunteers would donate some.
Visit http://www.pabreastcancer.org/friendsbox.html to see a package and read about them.
Database and Web Administrator
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Trout Run Business Center
344 North Reading Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
- free charity patterns for everyone- preemies to adults.
About the Purl Foundation: NEW! June 2008
The Purl Foundation provides a charitable outlet for passionate knitters and other volunteers to help homeless individuals in New York City by making and collecting warm articles of clothing for the winter. The Foundation also seeks to broaden awareness of issues affecting the homeless. The Purl Foundation accepts donations of hand-made winter items, as well as yarn and other knitting supplies.
Address for donations:
The Purl Foundation
C/O Dana Kapp
Project Angel Kisses - bringing hope to babies at several hospitals in TX, GA, SC and more, with handmade preemie/baby items. Items can be donated to your local hospital also. Free Patterns to use.
Linus MAIN PAGE - making blankets for children in trauma
Project Linus -Morgan/Hendricks County, Indiana Chapter. Mitzi has a lovely website, with photos, lots of good information about the project in her area.
linus - (Triangle
area in NC) needs
donations of childrens
to make such. No web site.
Diane Wallace - 7413 Six Forks Road, 210, Raleigh, NC, 27615
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!
Project Warm Fuzzies - Added
March 2013 We have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ProjectWarmFuzzy
We are looking to create immediate comfort care packages to give to kids who are in the process of being removed from their homes due to neglect, abuse or domestic violence.
We are collecting blankets of all sizes. I will also be collecting squares 8x8 and 12x12 to make into blankets to donate.
We are also collecting toys. These can also be handmade.
My contact info is
Po Box 177
238 2nd St
Atkins, IA 52206
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.
The Dolls - Marilyn 'rescues' old dolls, makes
gives them to needy children! She tells how and encourages people to do
the same in their own communities!
(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.
Scarves from the Heart - Added - April 2008 - (Stockton, CA) making pretty and bright colored scarves for people undergoing cancer treatments! So next time you make one for a friend or loved one, please make one to send here too! Someone will really appreciate your gift. Here is one of Bev's patterns posted with permission on their site:
can be sent to:
SPCA - and others need wildlife rescue nests for tiny birds and baby rabbits, squirrels etc.
Stitches from the Heart - making tiny baby items to help hospitals all over the USA.
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
Little Lives Free
knit and crochet
for preemie items--serving all of Ohio.
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!
Warm up America from the yarn council. The official page with lots of blanket patterns!
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.
and OR mailing
hand knit (or crocheted) mittens, gloves and
scarves (mufflers) from around the world to send to The Lotus Children's Centre. The Centre was established to provide housing, food,
education and basic resources to abandoned and abused children in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
for Canada - Individuals
for those in need in Canada. There are chapters in all of the Provinces
they are listed on the main website.
For Babies (in Nunavut)
Contact Person’s Name: Hilary Toller - Mailing Address: PO Box 389; Arviat, NU; X0C 0E0
Items Needed: Preemie and Full Term Hats, and receiving blankets.
Off For Cancer - making and
'collecting brand new, cool and funky hats for children with cancer
Heartfelt Donations-Helping Stay Warm April 2007
Heartfelt Donations collects new hand knit or crocheted items and distributes them to areas of need in Grimsby, Ontario.
Items collected are baby layettes and blankets (premi and full term); slippers, socks, mittens, hats and scarves (all for children, teens and
adults); bed jackets, lapghans and afghans; and small animal blankets.
These items are delivered to "Out of the Cold Program" in St. Catharines, McMaster Hospital (premi items and afghans for seriously ill or
traumatized children/teens), local nursing homes, McNally House (Hospice), Life Centre, West Niagara Second Stage Housing, Community
Living and Animal Hospital and other organizations as needed.
Each item is tagged with the crafters first name to make it more personal.
For more information please contact:
Donna Nelson - Grimsby, Ontario email: (no web site)
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.
OF HOPE - making baby cardigans,
and more for babies in the UK.
Stitches Of Love and Kindness - - UK based charitable organisation (founded 2001) who make lap quilts for children and adults with long-term or life-threatening illnesses.
Australia and New Zealand
is to provide as much warm clothing as possible - hats,
socks, scarves, jumpers, shawls, and also blankets - in order to help
those in need survive the harsh Afghanistan winter, in which 100s of
lives are lost each year due to extreme weather.
At the moment, we only have a collection point in Melbourne, Australia. All finished goods can be posted to:
The WinterWarm Project
PO Box 1076
Belvedere Park LPO
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