Crochet or Knit for Charity

Baby Project For Afghanistan
Blankets, hats and mittens are needed to protect babies and young children during the cold months. An address is given where you can send the items directly through an APO address.
Caps for Kids
Provides needy children with warm hats.
Newborns in Need (Headquarters)
This charity provides “essentials for infants whose mothers literally have nothing”. Donations of crocheted items needed. See “How You Can Help” link. Chapters Map can help you find a chapter near you. Newborn hats and baby afghan patterns provided on their site.
Preemie Afghans For Charity
Charity Work At Crochet Cabana: Preemie blankies, preemie hats and stuffed animals are needed by Louisiana hospitals.
Project Linus
Blankets sized about 40″ x 60″ are given as handmade security blankets to terminally ill children nationwide. This page lists local chapters across the US.
Red Scarf Project
Interweave Knits Magazine has endorsed the charitable Red Scarf knitting and crocheting project from the Orphan Foundation of America. The project has been organized to collect handknitted and crocheted scarves, preferably in shades of red, for OFA to send to foster youth in Valentine’s Day care packages. If you would like to help, click on the link for more details.
Wakanyeja Tiospaye O’Tipi – Children’s Village, Inc.
They are an emergency and long term foster care facility that cares for children from infants through age 18. They are in need of afghans for the children. If you send an afghan, know that you are helping to ease the suffering of a child who has been going through a difficult time.
Warming Families
A volunteer project providing blankets and warm items (hats, mittens, etc.) to homeless and domestic violence shelters.
Warm Up America (CYCA)
Handmade afghans are distributed to America’s homeless and to disaster survivors. Make some squares from a little left-over yarn to send in. Information on this charity from the Craft Yarn Council of America.
A volunteer organization of knitters and crocheters based in Markham, Ontario who handcraft clothing and other items for donation to shelters, support organizations and hospitals.
Volunteers knit or crochet items for babies, children and adults that have suffered a severe trauma or serious life threatening illness. We also help young mothers at risk, and the homeless.
While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need.   Lion Brand offers a charity registry and a search feature so those who wish to craft for charity or donate can find appropriate groups and services.
The items most requested by charities!

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