Welcome to the Society for the Promotion of Everyone's Welfare
This is a group where HPCers* (those who participate in the Harry Potter Craftalongs), Harry Potter lovers, and kindhearted crafters can get together and craft for others in need. Please share your charity projects, links, and ideas. This group is ongoing, meaning it is not broken into time frames like yearly or seasonly. I look forward to seeing everyone's charitable crafts!CHARITABLE LINKS
---Afghans for Afghans
: create blankets, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan
---Blankets for Canada
: creating crocheted, knitted, sewn blankets for Canadians who need warmth
: Gallon sized bag of basic necessities to give to the jobless/homeless you see in your community
: Help children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses with arts and crafts activities in the forms of “Bags of Smiles”, individual arts and crafts kits, homemade cards and treasure and treat kits.
---Day for Girls
: creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene because no girl should go without
---Knit a Square
: keep the orphans of South Africa warm, knitters and crocheters of the world to send an 8x8" (20x20cm) squares and other items
---Knit Your Bit
: honor WWII veterans by creating a cozy, scarf to be donated to a veteran
---Knot of Love
: caps for chemo patients
---Lion Brand's Charity Connection
: database of charities that accept knitted and crocheted items
---Operation Write Home
: Create handmade cards for soldiers and sailors to write back home to their loved ones in. OWH also collects "Hero Mail", handmade cards which include a note of thanks or encouragement inside.
---Partnering With Heroes is accepting Paracord Survival Bracelets
: Paracord Instructions on Site
: handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18, All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.
: Making Kits for young girls to use during that time of the month to keep clean, and still attend school
: knit or crochet "recovery buddies" to help people through a variety of addictions and mental illnesses including eating disorders, self-injury as well as others.
: Make crochet, knitted, sewn "Snuggies" for abandoned pets
: many programs to send care pacckages and item to our military
---Stitches from the Heart
: crocheted, knitted, quilted, and loomed baby hats, blankets, sweaters and booties items infants and their families in NICUs coast-to-coast
---The Red Scarf Project
: warm the hearts (and necks) of foster youth; red scarves are accepted between September 1 and December 15 annually
---The Ships Project
: sends handmade hats, slippers, and Cool-Ties to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed across the world
---The Sock Monkey Project
: Making toys, from socks, for underprivileged children
---Quilt for Kids
: accepts all cotton quilts for children in hospitals, who have life threatening illnessesFinding Local Ways to DonateNeeds differ from area to area, make sure to call before donating so items don't go to waste.
: pet blankets, nice photography of pets to rise likelihood of being adopted, create stuffies that can be sold for fundraising
---Battered Women's Shelters
: looking for clothing, blankets, home items
: bake a treat for your local firefighters
: blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens
: blankets, caps, pillows (especially heart patients, it helps with coughing spells after surgery), dolls for children, art kits for children (especially burn victims for they can't have stuffies because of injuries)
: blankets, hats, slippers
: lap blankets, slippers, small treats for the holidays
: craft an item for auction, ask school counselor of any needsS.P.E.W. Members
And make sure to check out Craftster's Crafting for Good and Not Evil Board
for more ideas!2012 SPEW Accomplishments* HPCers: Projects can be submittedf for both SPEW & a HPC project.