Featured Charity March 2018 – Mittens for Detroit

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Our Featured Charity for March 2018:  Mittens for Detroit

Presented by Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs

Although this may not be a local Charity to us all, I hope by sharing it with our friends and family, Mittens for Detroit will receive the support it needs.  If you are unable to help personally, please share this with your friends online – you never know – you may reach someone who is able to make a difference! If you would like to contribute too, we encourage you to crochet the featured free pattern this month and donate it to Mittens for Detroit, or a local charity of your own.

Please read on to learn more about Mittens for Detroit and how we can help. ♥ Rhondda

Featured Charity of the Month 2018

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Featured Charity of the Month for March Mittens for Detroit presented by Sonya

Donating to charity is something I really love to do! My love for helping those in need, coupled with some words from my grandmother, inspired me to start the Crochet Charity Drive.

You can join the group HERE.

Every Spring and Fall we host a drive, with various themes, to help those in need. The very first event was a mitten drive.

During the first event,  I was contacted by Mittens for Detroit, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes mittens and gloves to people in need in the Detroit, Michigan area. They wanted us to know what their mission was, so people involved in our mitten drive knew of a great place to donate their finished projects.

Mittens For Detroit
Learn more about Mittens for Detroit:


Men, Women, and Children


  • Handmade or Store bought Gloves and Mittens.
  • Monetary donations for purchasing Gloves and Mittens are also accepted.


  • Gloves and Mittens must be brand new and unused.
  • There collection boxes in the Detroit area, but there is a “collection season”; They only accept donations from October 1st through January 31st.    

From their website:

We prefer that they are easy-care yarn or fabric.
If you choose to line the mittens, please do so with an easy-care fabric.
We ask that gloves for children under age 3 be created without embellishments that might pose a safety hazard.

Mailing Address

Mittens for Detroit
Attn: W. Shepherd
PO Box 448
Clawson, MI  48017-0448




Friday Mittens Free Pattern Blackstone Designs for Featured Charity of February at Oombawka Design Crochet

Looking for a pattern, so you can make and donate mittens? Check out my Friday Mittens! It’s a free, quick, and easy pattern, made with chunky yarn. They are also great for wearing over thin “magic mittens/gloves”!

Thank you for taking time to read about this charity! Donating to those in need is something I am passionate about, and it’s always great to learn about new places that accepts the things we make with love!  


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Stay in touch with Sonya by visiting her blog, Blackstone Designs.

She can also be found on FacebookInstagramPinterest, Ravelry and Twitter.



Thank you for visiting! Would you like to learn about some of our other Featured Charities?

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