Since there were only so much hats and afghans that my boys would use, and I couldn’t keep all those finished projects in boxes in the house, I went looking for charitable organizations that I could send them to.
Here’s a list of those that I contribute to. I also send hats and scarves each winter to a teacher in a low-income/inner-city area for her students. I’ll surely find more projects to add to this, but this keeps me busy for now.
Project Linus – blankets for children.
Ship’s Project – hats for the US troops.
Cheyenne River Youth Project – located in Eagle Butte, South Dakota;
Warm Up America – my first completed contributions were for this; knit or crochet squares, which are then joined together to make blankets and afghans.
Scarves for Special Olympics – until recently, when they just announced that they have discontinued this project 😦 However …
Special Olympics Scarf Project – individual SO state programs can decide whether to continue with the project or not. This is the second year that I’m coordinating the project, mainly through the Facebook and Ravelry group pages.
Knit and Crochet for a Cause – a Facebook page that was created when the Scarves for Special Olympics project was concluded. Knitters and crocheters wanted to continue the project, and reached out to the individual programs. The page is also a meeting place to discuss projects and charities.
Purple Stitch Project – recently started up; to bring awareness about epilepsy.
NYC Hats for Hope Initiative – providing warmth … one person, one hat at a time. This is my personal cause that I have started from scratch, which is a spin-off from Emily’s Hats for Hope Initiative. A little slow in the beginning, but hopefully will grow and expand as time goes on.