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PostSubject: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:55 am

One of the goals of this group is charity donation. This thread will
outline some yarn charity opportunities, for anyone interested.

Please post any additional events/organizations you work with here.
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:30 pm

The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comfort to
America's military men and women wounded in service to our country.


Main Website: http://www.rectangle6x9.org/
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=59997683152


What you can do:
Knit or Crochet Afghan Squares. 6 x 9 inch rectangles, from acrylic yarn.
Donate unwanted acrylic yarn to be used in joining squares.
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:31 pm

Orphan Foundation of America - Red Scarf Project


A Great Charitable Knitting Initiative Provides Warmth and Encouragement to Foster Youth.


Main Website: http://orphan.org/index.php?id=40


What you can do:
Knit or Crochet RED unisex scarves. Preferred size approx 60" long and 5" to 8" wide.
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:37 pm

Newborns in Need

The births of babies born prematurely, in health crisis or into poverty are at an all time high. Newborns in Need is a national 501-
C-3 organization. Last year, NIN volunteers raised over 90,000 items for babies across the USA: hand-crafted blankets, clothing and
quilts.

Main Website: http://www.newbornsinneed.org/

What you can do:
Create baby hats or blankets
Donate unwanted cotton or acrylic yarn
Donate new baby items
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:31 pm

Knitting For Noggins http://www.archildrens.org/volunteer/Knitting_for_Noggins.asp

I found Knitting For Noggins in the newspaper about three years ago. It's a volunteer organization for Arkansas Children's Hospital. They used to have a great need for infant hats, but now have an abundance of them. Now the greatest need is for large hats for school-age kids, teens and adults.

They also have a yearly knit-a-thon, which is in October, I believe.

What you can do:
Donate hand-knit or -crocheted hats

Mail or deliver the hats to Arkansas Children's Hospital or deliver (those of us living in Arkansas) to one of the stores listed on the website.
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:09 pm

KnitWit wrote:
Knitting For Noggins http://www.archildrens.org/volunteer/Knitting_for_Noggins.asp

I found Knitting For Noggins in the newspaper about three years ago. It's a volunteer organization for Arkansas Children's Hospital. They used to have a great need for infant hats, but now have an abundance of them. Now the greatest need is for large hats for school-age kids, teens and adults.

They also have a yearly knit-a-thon, which is in October, I believe.

What you can do:
Donate hand-knit or -crocheted hats

Mail or deliver the hats to Arkansas Children's Hospital or deliver (those of us living in Arkansas) to one of the stores listed on the website.

A knit-a-thon sounds fun! (Assuming we could also crochet to participate...) What a great idea to have an excuse to just create, create, create!! I participated in the annual National Novel Writers Month challenge last November - similar idea - write 50,000 words in a month. It's great having an excuse to focus on something you already love to do for an entire month!
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:17 pm

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A knit-a-thon sounds fun! (Assuming we could also crochet to participate...) What a great idea to have an excuse to just create, create, create!! I participated in the annual National Novel Writers Month challenge last November - similar idea - write 50,000 words in a month. It's great having an excuse to focus on something you already love to do for an entire month!

Oh, NaNoWriMo! I've done that too, every year since 2006. Didn't win, though, till last year, the ten-year anniversary. Hmm... maybe this year I should have a character that knits. Laughing
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PostSubject: Charity Organizations   Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:31 pm

I enjoy donating blankets to Project Linus. They are national.
www.projectlinus.org
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:14 pm

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I enjoy donating blankets to Project Linus. They are national.
www.projectlinus.org

It's really great that if we look around there are opportunities to donate! I've made blankets, hats, etc. for local pregnancy care center, the hospital at the army base near us, as well as Project Linus and now Newborns in Need. I love it!! :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:57 pm

Admin wrote:
The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comfort to
America's military men and women wounded in service to our country.


Main Website: http://www.rectangle6x9.org/
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=59997683152


What you can do:
Knit or Crochet Afghan Squares. 6 x 9 inch rectangles, from acrylic yarn.
Donate unwanted acrylic yarn to be used in joining squares.

I e-mailed them a couple weels ago asking for an address to send rectangles to and they said that they've had so many volunteers that they've had to start reluctantly turning people away. Which I'm kind of confused about. Does that mean they have too many rectangles? Very confusing, but it's a shame, nonetheless.
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:43 pm

KnitWit wrote:
Admin wrote:
The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comfort to
America's military men and women wounded in service to our country.


Main Website: http://www.rectangle6x9.org/
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=59997683152


What you can do:
Knit or Crochet Afghan Squares. 6 x 9 inch rectangles, from acrylic yarn.
Donate unwanted acrylic yarn to be used in joining squares.

I e-mailed them a couple weels ago asking for an address to send rectangles to and they said that they've had so many volunteers that they've had to start reluctantly turning people away. Which I'm kind of confused about. Does that mean they have too many rectangles? Very confusing, but it's a shame, nonetheless.

Wow - I guess that's a good thing if they've gotten so many rectangles they don't need any more? If that's what they mean...:-?
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:27 pm

KnitWit wrote:
Admin wrote:
The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comfort to
America's military men and women wounded in service to our country.


Main Website: http://www.rectangle6x9.org/
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=59997683152


What you can do:
Knit or Crochet Afghan Squares. 6 x 9 inch rectangles, from acrylic yarn.
Donate unwanted acrylic yarn to be used in joining squares.

I e-mailed them a couple weels ago asking for an address to send rectangles to and they said that they've had so many volunteers that they've had to start reluctantly turning people away. Which I'm kind of confused about. Does that mean they have too many rectangles? Very confusing, but it's a shame, nonetheless.

Yes, this is the case. It is sad.

Lion Brand Yarn did a write up on the group, in their newsletter a few months back. After that, rectangles started coming from EVERYWHERE... and not necessarily adhering to the rules (different sizes, feminine colors, wool, etc). The volunteers who collected them had rooms in their houses overflowing, and had to do much work to sort good from bad.

The reaction (knee-jerk?) was to close membership until they were better able to handle it. If you'd like to participate in the interim, I'd be happy to deliver your rectangles with mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:50 pm

I just learned of this great project: Share A Square.

We are looking for crafty folks with BIG hearts! Share A Square will be putting together 150 crocheted afghans to give to children with cancer. These kids will be attending Camp Discovery in Kerrville, Texas in the summer of 2011. WE are going to blanket them with love from around the world.

website: http://thiseclecticlife.com/share-a-square-2010-faq/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=139510982731321
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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:29 pm

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I just learned of this great project: Share A Square.

We are looking for crafty folks with BIG hearts! Share A Square will be putting together 150 crocheted afghans to give to children with cancer. These kids will be attending Camp Discovery in Kerrville, Texas in the summer of 2011. WE are going to blanket them with love from around the world.

website: http://thiseclecticlife.com/share-a-square-2010-faq/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=139510982731321

This looks like a great opportunity - I'm going to get my 14 year old making squares for this. Great practice working on gauge since these have to be a specific size. :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Yarn Charity Opportunities   Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:25 am

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KnitWit wrote:
Admin wrote:
The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comfort to
America's military men and women wounded in service to our country.


Main Website: http://www.rectangle6x9.org/
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=59997683152


What you can do:
Knit or Crochet Afghan Squares. 6 x 9 inch rectangles, from acrylic yarn.
Donate unwanted acrylic yarn to be used in joining squares.

I e-mailed them a couple weels ago asking for an address to send rectangles to and they said that they've had so many volunteers that they've had to start reluctantly turning people away. Which I'm kind of confused about. Does that mean they have too many rectangles? Very confusing, but it's a shame, nonetheless.

Yes, this is the case. It is sad.

Lion Brand Yarn did a write up on the group, in their newsletter a few months back. After that, rectangles started coming from EVERYWHERE... and not necessarily adhering to the rules (different sizes, feminine colors, wool, etc). The volunteers who collected them had rooms in their houses overflowing, and had to do much work to sort good from bad.

The reaction (knee-jerk?) was to close membership until they were better able to handle it. If you'd like to participate in the interim, I'd be happy to deliver your rectangles with mine.

cheers cheers HAP has opened membership, again. They've doubled the administration for rectangle collection, and would love to see some new yarnies. cheers cheers
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