The first-ever Mitten Commitment was a huge success, with millions of crafters all over the country spreading the word and donating amazing handmade mittens. Thank you to everyone who knitted, crocheted, stitched, or embellished a pair of mittens! Because of your help, we’re making a difference!
If you didn’t get a chance to join in on the Mitten Commitment fun, there are still lots of opportunities to put your crafting skills to good use! Here are just a few charities that accept handmade items!
Afghans for Afghans:
a people-to-people project sending handmade blankets and clothing to displaced families in Afghanistan
Bundles of Love:
provides clothing, bedding and neccessities to needy infants, and correctly sized clothing for premature infants
Caps for a Cure:
provides hats for chemotherapy patients
Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness:
create positive and inspirational homemade cards for children with life-threatening illnesses
Operation Toasty Toes:
handmade items to support troops overseas
provides security blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children http://www.projectlinus.org/
Stitches from the Heart:
knit, crochet, or sew items for needy children
Other ways to find “crafting for good” events:
- Check websites like Ravelry and Etsy for crafting opportunities.
- Join a crafting club or circle. Many already have favorite charities. And if not, recommend one!
- Check with your local children’s hospital. Many of them will accept hats, mittens, socks, and blankets for ill or injured children.
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