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« on: January 01, 2014 11:18:19 AM »

I've recently learned to crochet realized my family can only use so many scarves. I found out about Project Linus and I'm about 3/4 of the way through my first baby blanket. I think I can handle making hats but I have yet to master the skill of making things that are supposed to fit specific body parts. I make some killer rectangle shaped things though! Smiley

Can anyone recommend other good organizations who accept donations? A lot if the websites I've found seem woefully out of date and I haven't gotten many responses to emails I've sent to them.


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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014 11:25:25 AM »

I've donated to Project Night Night.  The people who work for them are awesome, and the cause is a good one, IMO.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014 08:25:59 PM »

I used to run The Scarf Project in NZ, but didn't have anyone to make scarves and got sick of making them myself. Am hoping to have the energies this year to revamp it.
The Scarf Project gives scarves and information to sexual assault survivors when Rape Crisis goes out to meet them. Because often it is a harsh place to be, being given something soft made with love can make a real difference. At the hospital, if the assault has just happened, sometimes clothing is taken. You can probably imagine how extra-violating that must be for the survivor. In giving a scarf, we are giving the survivor something back which can be theirs. Something new to show that life can go on. And something they can literally wrap themselves in love with. Lots of survivors have commented that they may not have worn their scarf in public, but certainly used them to cry in and to just hold during the dark times of redefining themself.
Along with a handmade card, we also give some information about surviving after trauma and information about counselling services.
I have just graduated as a counsellor and have friends who work in Rape Crisis (or the equivalent where I live) and we are looking forwards to re-establishing the project this year.
You can contact me if you would like some more information.
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