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« on: October 22, 2012 05:35:35 AM »

Hi lovely craftsters!

I live in Glasgow and am presently in the process of setting up a charity knitting blankets to donate to womens shelters and was wondering if anyone would have a clue on to how to get donations of wool/needles??

Any help would be so welcomed
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012 10:01:27 AM »

In North America, we have online classifieds like Kijiji and Craigslist, as well as local classifieds. You should look up any online classifieds for Glasgow and surrounding towns/cities and post about what you're doing in both the "wanted: hobbies and crafts" category and, if they have one, the "charitable works" category. Don't forget to include information about the charity so that donors can contact them directly. Also, I'd make sure you have the permission of the women's shelter to be doing this. Some shelters/charities are VERY specific about the types of donations they'll take.

Best of luck with your venture Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012 05:25:01 PM »

You could also consider Freecycle: I believe this would be the right one.  Join the group and post a wanted message, or keep your eyes peeled for people offering.  I've given away my fair share of yarn on my local Freecycle, though I don't see needles as often.  If you find the right charity shop, you can find needles pretty cheap too - there's one place in my area that sells them for 50 cents a pair, but there's another place that wants 2 or 3 dollars.

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