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Subject: Knitting or Crocheting for Charity
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 3:30 PM ET
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Is there anyone else that Knit or crochet for charity.  What Charity? 

I would like maybe get a group started here on PBS.  Let me know what you all think.

Pam

Date Posted: 4/6/2009 8:10 PM ET
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I'd be interested. For the homeless, probably.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 12:14 AM ET
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What I was thinking was that if there are enough people who would be interested we could each take a turn each month picking a charity we would like to donate to.  We would each make a item to donate and who ever month it was would be in charged of getting the items to the charity.  The charity could be a local homeless sheltter , hospital, nursing home or an animal shelter.

 

What do you all think?

 

Pam

 

Subject: crochet for charity
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 4:40 PM ET
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I want in I love to crochet.  I can knit but not more than scarves!

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 4:40 PM ET
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Oh in addition to the homeless how bout lap robes, hats for cancer ppl?  I love the ones I was given.  Or blankets for newborns ?

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 2:14 AM ET
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I occasionally knit for an organization called Cubs for Kids. They buy teddy bears with donated money, and dress them in knitted sweaters, hats, scarves, etc that volunteers make and send to them (they have the patterns on their website). This is a great way to get rid of all those leftover half-balls of yarn. The dressed bears go to kids in homeless shelters and battered women's shelters all over the country. You can get more info at their website, cubsforkids.com.
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 11:57 PM ET
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My husband is a wicked fast crocheter who crochets afghans to keep his hands busy. Once a month, when we pick up his prescriptions, we drop off a couple of afghans that he's made at the assisted living facility across the road. I knit cushions with scrap yarn for the assisted living facility. I made a bunch of wool hats last year around Christmas time, and they were a HUGE hit with the older, bald(ing) men there. :)

I've been invited into a chemo hat group, but I haven't gotten rolling with that yet. I may have to check out cubsforkids, because I've got tons of small balls that might be suitable.

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 10:40 AM ET
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Great, everyone has some ideas.   I make baby items for Casey's cuddly caps a local country music radio station collects handmade baby items and takes them to local hospitals.

If you are interest please pm me with your name and a organization you want to sponser.

Thanks for your interest.

Pam

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 5:40 PM ET
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Pam, did you see the thread begun by Dana called "New Service Project for Knitters?"  I started knitting for The Ship's Project after reading the posts there.

Subject: charity
Date Posted: 4/25/2010 2:03 PM ET
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I make Fashion doll dresses and toys for local mental health kids and to sell to raise money for our tiny library. I also make baby clothes for a hospital, these are saved for when a baby  does not make it. One of our nurses started it because she hated to see a parent having to say goodbye to their baby while it was wrapped in a towel. Sometimes the baby is buried in the clothes we donate or the clothes are kept by the parent as a way to remember. I've also made some lapghams and prayer shawls

You would be surprised at the number of ways you can knit or crochet for your community.

Jeanut

Date Posted: 4/26/2010 6:13 PM ET
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Some friends of mine from church are involved with knitting prayer shawls.  This older lady has asked me to help her knit a prayer shawl for a gentlemen from our church who is in a nursing home.  She asked me Sunday if I wanted to do this.  I said yes but not sure I should have. I am a new knitter.  I am not speedy.  It's the summertime and I'm involved with my garden a lot.  Also involved with my quilting guild.  I would hate for the man to kick the bucket before we even got his shawl made.

Date Posted: 5/8/2010 8:33 PM ET
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I am not the best crocheter, but I love to do it.  Would love to participate if this is still active.

Subject: Charities I support with my crocheting...
Date Posted: 7/14/2010 5:45 PM ET
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I crochet hats for the cancer center at the hospital where I volunteer. Tons of hat patterns on the internet. I'm working on a prayer shawl, too.  I also make squares for the "Warm-Up America"  charity through my local library. http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/warmup.html  It's easy to find ways to help!

Shirley

Subject: knitting-crochet for charity
Date Posted: 8/8/2010 1:08 PM ET
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Hi,

I just came across your post and thought I would answer.  There is a charity that I crochet for and it's called.  Crafting for a Cause. Org.  You can crochet blankets, scarfs hats, mittens.  or anything you like. Whether your a knitter, crocheter, quilter, sewer, anything you make can be donated.  They have an OB unit you can donate too, Shelter for battered and abused women, etc.  A web store that you can buy from that with the money they receive there goes towards there propane fund.  These are American Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD.  So, if you're interested, please check it out. I believe I found this site on Crocheville.com

Mary R

Subject: Love to knit/crochet
Date Posted: 8/19/2010 6:11 AM ET
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I like this thread.  I have crocheted baby hats and booties for the local Snuggery (OB). I have lots of yarn and little time! But I occasionally take on a charity project. I also like to crochet with thread but I usually give those doilies to family or friends. It takes a lot more time to work with thread.    But, Let's keep this going! Terry