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« on: August 30, 2016 09:47:35 AM »

Charities That Need Your Craftiness:

This list is loosely broken down by issue/cause.  Many of the charities have crossover between the noted categories; they were generally placed based on primary mission, or most served area.

Animals
Comfort for Critters:  Crochet, knit, or sew a blanket for pets living in animal shelters.
Snuggles Project:  Help scared animals feel more safe in the shelter by creating security blankets.

Women and Girls
Days for Girls International:  Make sanitary/feminine hygiene supplies and kits for girls around the world.
Enchanted Makeovers:  Knit or crochet lap blankets, sew pillowcases, quilts, dolls, and capes for women and children living in shelters.
Handmade Especially for You:  Knit and crochet scarves for distribution in abused women shelters.
Pink Slipper Project:  Knit, crochet, or sew slippers and washcloths for women and children living in shelters.
Threads of Compassion:  Knit or crochet scarves for victims of sexual violence.

Babies/Perinatal Loss
Bundles of Love:  Create handmade baby clothing, bedding, and care items for newborns in families who need assistance in Minnesota.
Care Wear:  Knit, crochet, or sew baby items for hospitals.
Heavenly Angels in Need:  Knit, crochet, craft, woodwork, sew, etc. to help families who have lost a baby, and children who have experienced trauma.
IRIS Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc.:  Create baby blankets with matching caps, and prayer shawls for bereaved parents.
The Preemie Project:  Make items for critically ill infants and their families around Iowa.

Children
Blankie Depot:  Handcraft blankets, hats, caps, baby items, childrens toys, pillowcases, gloves, scarves, etc. for children in New Jersey suffering from illness or trauma.
Caitlins Smiles:  Put together Smile Kits for hospitalized children.
Cards for Hospitalized Kids:  Create hand made cards for kids in hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the U.S.
Case for Smiles:  Sew pillow cases for hospitalized children.
Firehouse Quilts of Colorado, Inc.:  Sew snuggle quilts for firefighters to distribute to children who have been in an accident, house fire, or experienced domestic violence in Colorado.
Knit a Square:  Crochet and knit items for vulnerable and orphaned children.
Little Dresses for Africa:  Sew pillowcase dresses for impoverished children.
Mother Bear Project:  Knit or crochet bears for children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations.
Operation Christmas Child:  Make clothing, toys, or winter items, and pack them in a shoe box with other essentials, for Children around the world.  (Box collection happens in November.)
Project Linus US:  Make blankets for children who are ill, traumatized, or in need.
Project Link UK:  Make blankets for children who are ill, traumatized, or in need.
Quilts for Kids:  Create quilts for ill and abused children.
Red Scarf Project:  Create red scarves for foster children. (Scarves accepted September December 15 annually.)
Teddies for Tragedies:  Knit or crochet bears, or sew bags for children who experience tragedy.
Uthando Project:  Create dolls for the vulnerable children of Kwazulu-Natal. (Based in Australia.)
Wrap Them in Love:  Create quilts for children around the world to be wrapped in love.
 
Cancer-specific
Head Huggers:  Knit, crochet, or sew caps for those who have lost hair due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, burns, and other illnesses or injuries.
Knitting Pals by the Bay:  Knit caps for cancer patients of all ages in Northern California.
Knots of Love:  Knit and knot caps for patients getting chemo, and infants in incubators.

Organ/Blood/Marrow/Tissue Donation
The Little Yellow Duck Project:  Craft little yellow ducks, and attach a special card about making life-saving donations, before you abandoned it around town to raise awareness for the cause.

Homeless
afghans for Afghans:  Knit or crochet blankets for those facing war, oppression, and poverty in Afghanistan.
Angel Hugs:  Craft a wide variety of clothing and blankets for those in need across Canada.
Blankets for Canada Society:  Sew, knit, or crochet blankets for Canadians who are homeless and need warmth.
Hats for the Homeless:  Knit or crochet hats, scarves, and gloves for homeless individuals in New York City.
Knitting for Brisbranes Needy:  Knit and crochet items for people of all ages who need assistance in Queensland, AU.
Warm Up America:  Crochet or knit afghans, hats, scarves, baby clothing, or blanket squares for people in need around America.

Veterans/Military Service
Knit Your Bit:  Knit a scarf for a veteran.
Operation Gratitude:  Make scarves, hats, paracord bracelets, cool-ties, and neck-warmers, or write letters for troops.

Seniors
DOROT:  Craft a card for an isolated senior.

Generally In Need
Angels for Hope:  Crochet angels for anyone in need of hope.
Blinky Patrol:  Make soft, washable blankets in your preferred medium for people in need of comfort around the U.S.
HalfKnits:  Knit and crochet hats and blankets for those in need.
Knit4Charities:  Knit items for selected charities across Australia.
Shawl Ministry:  Weave, knit, crochet, or quilt shawls for individuals who need comfort and peace.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016 07:20:39 AM »

Thank you so much for posting this list!  I am bookmarking it!
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