Crafting for Charity Ideas

Posted by Autumn

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

Project Linus: provides security blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children

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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