This Australian Group is for enthusiastic knitters, crocheters, sewers, who would like donate their work to charities. Most of us donate locally to save on postage so we can buy more yarn! Our aim is to share with each other charities support and the types of items they use. Swap stories, patterns, ideas and work together to help those in need.
All members of the community are welcome to join and to nominate charities for the group and/or individuals to support. No charity is too big or too small for us to help. In fact the smaller the charity the better because they are the ones who struggle and survive mainly on the goodness of others.
For whatever you like to knit, crochet or sew I can find a needy body be it human or animal.
TOTAL DONATIONS GIVEN over 560,000 to date!!
July donatons post by August 6
AUGUST 2021 -- CHARITY OF THE MONTH PROJECTS ARE....
JULY CHALLENGE CLOSING JULY 31 - 30 BLANKETS FOR RPAH - ICU PALLIATIVE CARE (NSW) Blankets 100 x 100cm or 80 x 120cm - acrylic preferred, bright coloursJULY CHALLENGE CLOSING WHEN TARGET REACHED - KINDNESS KITCHEN (VIC) 30 of each - beanies, scarves, gloves and lap to single bed size blankets. No Squares please.JUNE/JULY CHALLENGE - CARE ESSENTIALS (NSW) (closing July 31) (NSW) Beanies and Scarves - matching sets would be wonderful - Traditional scarves, darker/unisex colours, adult sizes.JUNE/JULY CHALLENGE - BLANKETS FOR GEELONG MUMS (VIC) single bed blankets (120cm x 160cm, 120cm x 180cm)JULY - ONGOING CHALLENGE - STELLA MARIS SEAFARERS (NSW) Beanies and scarves for needy seafarers. Any colour for mostly men - they dont mind bright colours.
AMANA LIVING (WA) - Lap blankets as well as twiddle blankets for dementia patients and Bedsocks
LOGAN AMPUTEES AND FAMILIES ASSOCIATION - Beanies, Stump warmers (patterns available), fingerless gloves, child/adult wheelchair size blankets
CHELLE’S SAVING STARFISH (VIC) - Adult size beanies and scarves for women going through breast cancer treatment. Any colour or pattern, they must be soft and not have large holes in the beanies, as the women are going through chemo and may lose their hair
- Lap size blankets, 1-1.2m x 1.2-1.5m size. Any colour or pattern.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE - BETHLEHEM HOUSE HOBART (TAS) Post by 30 September
20 each of Beanies & scarves and some fingerless gloves - adult sizes in unisex colours.
AUGUST/OCTOBER CHALLENGE - VASEY RSL CARE FRANKSTON SOUTH (VIC) – Post by 31 October
25 x Acrylic 8ply lap blankets 1 x 1 metre for very elderly Returned Service men and women living on their own and feeling the cold.
AUGUST/OCTOBER CHALLENGE - CHAPMAN ST PANTRY (ACT) Post by 31 October
Adult beanies, gloves, jumpers, scarves & socks for both men and women, including those escaping domestic violence, people living on the streets, and those otherwise in need. Items in practical rather than fancy yarns would be preferable. Also, blankets, from lap blanket size (approx. 100cmx100cm) and larger.
Check the databases and/or our website (www.knit4charities.org) for other ongoing challenges.
ON GOING CHALLENGES:
BAYSWATER SENIOR CITIZENS (VIC)
50 of each - Beanies, Scarves and Blankets. Blankets any size from wheelchair, to knee rug and larger. Plus gloves, fingerless gloves and bedsocks.
CAT PROTECTION SOCIETY SYDNEY (NSW) Ongoing throughout 2021
Cat Blankets 50 x 50cm and machine washable. Cat toys
FACE WASHERS FOR SHARE THE DIGNITY - ONGOING UNTIL SEPT 30
Face washers - Knit, Crochet or Store bought - for their 'It's in the Bag' Christmas collection
Crochet OCTOPUS FOR DARWIN HOSPITAL - ONGOING throughout 2021
Octopus for preemie babies.
Check out our Gift Shop for lots of goodies..
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