Crochet for Charity

If you would like to participate and crochet items for donation purposes and you need help finding a local charity, please read this post from Marie: Tips and Tricks to Find a Local Charity Accepting Crocheted Donations

Oombawka Design Charity Directory for Crochet

If you are a member of a Charitable Organization and you accept crocheted donations please complete the contact form at the end of this post to be added to our directory.

Things to remember:

  • Please remember each Charitable Organization has specific rules and regulations regarding which types of items, types of yarn and which crocheted items they will accept.
  • Please be conscientious of this before buying your supplies or mailing the Organization your completed items and check with them directly first 🙂
  • Always investigate the Charity to be sure they are still operating and accepting items! Many charitable organizations stop operating after they have reached specific goals.

Charity Crochet Directory

UNITED STATES


BINKY PATROL

  • https://www.binkypatrol.org/
  • Binky Patrol distributes handmade blankets to children (from birth to 18 years) who are ill, abused, or suffering from trauma.
  • Blankets of all designs are accepted.
  • Must be soft, washable and at least 3-feet square.

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BRIDGE AND BEYOND – CLOSED


BUNDLES OF LOVE


TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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CARE WEAR


CHRISTMAS AT SEA – THE SEAMAN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE


CLICK FOR BABIES

A Period of PURPLE Crying Campaign

  • https://www.clickforbabies.org/about-click-for-babies-campaign.php
  • The CLICK for Babies campaign was created to promote awareness for the Period of PURPLE Crying all infants go through. It helps by educating parents on how to respond to prolonged crying and how important it is NOT to shake your baby (SBS – Shaken Baby Syndrome).
  • Local campaigns in the US and Canada.
  • New, Clean, Soft-to-touch (not Value Yarns which are scratchy to touch) washable yarns.
  • Please make warm hats (not open / large stitches) with tiny stitches.
  • Size Must be: 13 – 15 inches and 4 to 6 inches in height as these hats are to be worn by 1-2 day old infants.
  • Must be at least 50% purple and unisex.
  • No embellishments (do not add buttons, pom poms, ties, straps, ribbons, bows, etc.)

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CROCHET FOR CANCER

Crochet for Cancer is a Christian volunteer based non-profit that donates handmade chemo caps to cancer centers for patients coping with hair loss.

Crochet for Cancer
  • Children and Adult Crochet, Knit and sewn items.
  • Some ideas: sewn cloth turbans, crochet teddy bears, crochet prosthetic breasts, scarves, prayer shawls, lap blankets, gloves, socks, etc. If you would like to donate something specific please contact the Chapter you plan on making the donation to. Please make the items in soft fibers such as cotton or soft acrylic yarns.
  • No Wool.
  • Locations in the US, Canada and Australia.
  • Donation Guidelines.

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FEEL BETTER FRIENDS

  • https://fbfdolls.org/
  • Recipients: Children battling Cancer and other Illnesses.
  • Donations of: Handmade Dolls
  • The Dolls are made to resemble a child who is dealing with a traumatic health event. They are designed with the same hair and eye color as the child who will be receiving the doll.
  • 200 volunteers in 7 countries.

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FOSTER CARE TO SUCCESS

The Red Scarf Project

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FRIENDS OF PINE RIDGE RESERVATION

Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe with an estimated population of close to 40,000. The reservation is large, and its needs immense, commensurate with grinding poverty. We focus on specific needs of the many schools and social service organizations such as shelters, children’s organizations, and clinics physically located on the reservation.

Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Accepting crocheted, knit or sewn handmade items.

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HANDMADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

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HATS FOR THE HOMELESS

The 2021-22 Hats for the Homeless project has distributed over 4,200 hats this year. As before, we bring hats to shelters, group homes, hospital ERs, schools, churches, food shelves, drop-in centers, just to name the more common recipient sites. In addition to hats, scarves and mittens, we received 25 pairs of warm and wooly socks.

Barbara Melom (Hats for the Homeless)

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KNIT A SQUARE

Crocheting and knitting for charity for Knit-a-square is an act of love because it makes a tangible difference in the lives of orphaned or vulnerable children and abandoned babies.

Knit a Square

Crochet or 8-Inch Squares

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KNIT YOUR BIT

Campaign at the National WWII Museum

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KNOTS OF LOVE

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MATS FOR CATS


MITTENS FOR DETROIT

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NEWBORNS IN NEED


PINK SLIPPER PROJECT


PROJECT LINUS

  • https://www.projectlinus.org/
  • Recipients: Children ages 0-18 years
    Donations of: New, handmade, washable blankets. Please ensure blankets are pet or animal hair free and stored (and created) in a smoke-free environment. No embellishments (such as buttons) as they can be a choking hazard.

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PROJECT ROBBY

  • https://projectrobby.com/
  • Recipients: Angel Babies (Micro Preemies)
  • Donations of: accepts donations of tiny hats, blankets, angel wings, cocoons, and hat and blanket sets and distributes them to hospitals all over the United States. Project Robby also donates hat and blanket sets to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Photographers.
  • Goal: The mission of Project Robby is to provide items sized-to-fit Angel Babies of different gestational ages and to ensure families will have something tangible to hold onto that their loved one was able to wear.

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PROJECT NIGHT NIGHT

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THE PREEMIE PROJECT – CLOSED


SOLDIERS’ ANGELS


STREET SOLDIERS

  • https://streetsoldiers.community/
  • Location: Albany, New York
  • Recipients: Homeless and People Less Fortunate
  • Donations of: Handmade items for children through adults. Suggested items include: hats, mittens, scarves, gloves, blankets, etc.
  • Send your clean crocheted items to:
  • For specific current needs check their Facebook Page: Street Soldiers

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THREADS OF LOVE

  • https://threadsoflove.org/
  • Location: Chapters in US, Canada and UK.
  • Recipients: Premature and Sick Infants
  • Donations of: Gowns, handmade items and blankets

WARM UP AMERICA


WARMTH FOR ALL


KNITTING FOR PEACE

  • https://www.knitting4peace.org/
  • Recipients: Women, teens, children, infants, and families in local and global areas of conflict.
  • Donations of: Items which are crocheted, knit or woven.

WOOL-AID

  • https://www.wool-aid.org/campaigns.html
  • Recipients: Children living in the coldest climates in the world.
  • Donations of: crochet and knit accessories, garments and blankets made of at least 80% wool.

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CANADA


BLANKETS FOR CANADA


PATTERNS


SUBMIT YOUR CHARITY TO OUR DIRECTORY

Submit Your Charitable Organization Link to our Crochet Charity Directory Below!

Information to include:

  • a brief explanation of what the Charity supports
  • what type of crochet donations are needed
  • any deadlines for mailing of finished items
  • any restrictions on fibers used for projects (for example “no wool” if you do not accept donations of items made with wool)
  • links to the charity’s website
  • operating location (U.S., Canada or in another location)
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