Thursday, April 29, 2010

Knitting Charities

Since I started knitting little hats last week I've been looking into other organizations that welcome hand-knit donations.

Here's a short list of what's out there in charity knitting land.

Based in the US:
A long list of charities from Interweave Knits
Ravelry group for charity knitting in the US
Knit for Needs
Afghans for Afghans
Stitches from the Heart
The Mother Bear Project
Orgs collecting for orphans in Eastern Europe and Russia (on a ravelry group)

Based in the UK:
A long list of charities from UK hand knitting association
Ravelry group for charity knitting in the UK
Blankets for the elderly
Hats for Innocent Drinks
Little Hen Rescue (Jumpers for battery hens)
Teddies for Tragedies

And here's one for our Canadian friends:
pakcanada (preemie items)

What are your favorite charities?


  1. I made a hat, as did Angela, for Knots of Love, an Orange County-based charity that makes chemo caps. They are VERY specific in the yarns they'll accept. They've given caps to cancer centers all over the US and in a few other countries, including Ireland.

  2. I'm crocheting squares for Save the Children Australia's Survive to Five campaign. They have a blog called Knit One Save One and reading that helps to keep me motivated. =)

  3. Thanks Suzanne, I'll keep that in mind once I move back to the states (they don't seem to have a mail-in place for Ireland :(

    Inkberry - That one looks like a great one! I've found the blog, in case anyone reading this wants to look at it.

  4. I've found another one -

    They are asking for chemo caps.