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Crocheting and knitting for charity, especially for children in need, is a meditative act of love. More importantly, it makes a difference. There are many millions of abandoned and vulnerable children and AIDS orphans in southern Africa, who live in dire poverty. Knit a Square charity aims to help these children.
Care to knit, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide hand knit and crocheted items such as scarves, lap shawls, hats and other related accessories to those in shelters, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.
Alice's Embrace is devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Alice Figueira passed away from Alzheimer's Disease on May 29, 2011. She was given a blanket that was hand knit by her daughter and that item provided warmth, comfort and helped ease her anxiety. Looking to provide that same comfort to others who are suffering from this disease, we created Alice's Embrace. We are seeking volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created.
Binky patrol is a national organization that knits, sews, quilts and crochets blankets, also known as binkies, for children and teens who are sick, in hospitals, in foster care, in shelters, abused, homeless or experiencing trauma. Binky patrol makes these blankets for children and teens in hopes of providing some comfort during trying times.
Calvins Hats is a non-profit organization that distributes the tiniest of hats to families who have little ones leave much too soon. Our hats go to hospitals across the United States and to individual families all over the world. Our wish is that these tiny hats will carry with them a small amount of healing, comfort, and peace. whether a family said goodbye this morning or 50 years ago.
We are a splinter group of Head Huggers, which was started by Sue Thompson in 2001. We make handmade hats and caps for patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, brain surgery or burns. These hats are delivered throughout Delaware as well as to many neighboring states. We also provide caps to individuals who request them. All hats and caps are given free of charge to try to help patients through a difficult time.
Knitting Giving is a charity group that has been established to provide warm hand knit or crocheted items to those in need. Based in Connecticut, we hand deliver donated items to local hospitals, homeless shelters, and more, as well as ship donations to those in need throughout the United States and abroad. Please consider donating a warm item to help someone in need.
Nimble Fingers on the Prairie knits and crochets hats, mittens, scarves, afghans, lap robes and hats for Minnesota soldiers. Their items are given to children who live in poverty in a twelve county area of west central Minnesota.
Care Wear Volunteers, Inc. works to provide apparel and related items to hospitalized infants and children by recruiting volunteers and providing information (hospital names, addresses, and needs) and patterns for hats, booties, blankets, toys, kimonos, burial garments, etc. in a range of sizes from preemie to adult.
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