Below are but a few of many crafting charities. Educate yourself about the groups and give from what your heart motivates you to support. Don’t forget that the needs of our fellow “citizens of the world” are great. If you don’t see something in this short list that appeals to you, please do a web search or ask your friends about other programs available to charitable crafters, and give!
A group of people that want to make a difference in the lives of the Native Americans who live at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota…always collecting 9″ knit or crocheted squares for joining into blankets. These will be completed and sent to Children’s Services.
…provides scarves to people with cancer, alopecia, and other conditions which may cause hair loss. These CUREchiefs can be worn on the head, or around the neck. They accept donations of cotton, flannel, and polar fleece for their volunteers to use in making CUREchiefs.
…focuses on helping needy families clothe their babies and keep them warm by providing clothing and blankets to families taking their infants home from the hospital. Appropriate donations of fabric, sewing notions, and patterns are welcome.
Canadian charity that donates teddy bears to children in tragic situations around the world; recipients have included orphanages in Craiova, Romania, Lebanon, Costa Rica and Brazil. This site includes free teddy bear patterns and instructions.
…started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.
…is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.