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 616,163 to date!!
December donations post by January 7
JANUARY 2022 -- CHARITY OF THE MONTH PROJECTS ARE....
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CANBERRA (ACT)
Knitted/crocheted or sewn animals - NOT TEDDY BEARS please. We find the children are more receptive to different animals
LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)
Preemie to Newborn Cardigans/Jumpers, Mittens & Bootees - Ensembles of these. NO BEANIES ONLY IN ENSEMBLES. Toys - teddy bears etc up to 20cm. Blankets - Stroller 75 x 100, Cot 75 x 90, Lap -Baby 65 x 75 - Parent 90 x 100. no thicker than 8 ply, these are tiny babies
WOUNDED HEROES (QLD)
Soldier Teddy's - only khaki, dark brown, variegated browns, greens or sandy coloured acrylic. These Teddy's are given to children whose parent/s have been deployed away from home as comfort bears. Stump covers - adult sizes mainly dark colours. Beanies any colours for children and adults.
JANUARY CHALLENGE - RPAH ICU PALLIATIVE CARE (NSW)
20 Blankets in bright acrylics 100 x 100 or 80 x 120
JAN - FEB CHALLENGE ENDING FEB 28 - MARYBOROUGH COMMUNITY AGED CARE (QLD)
Knee Rugs, 100x 100 please, bright colours are fine. Also we will happily accept 25cm squares, knitted or crocheted using 8ply acrylic yarn, 4mm needles or hook.
JAN - FEB CHALLENGE ENDING WHEN TARGET MET - PEACE OF MIND FOUNDATION (VIC)
60 beanies and 60 scarves in their colours of purple and grey. Patterns of your choice. Purple yarn suggested is "4 Seasons Marvel 8ply colour no. 1047 - Violet" which is the closest we can find to the colour on their logo. Slightly varying shades will be acceptable. They are for women who are brain cancer patients. They will be attending a women's three day retreat in the beginning of April where they will all be given a scarf and beanie each.
Check the databases and/or our website (www.knit4charities.org.au) for other ongoing challenges. Address/s available for posting on request
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