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:iconloomahat:
LoomaHat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My favorite reason for knitting - to give it away !
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Usako89 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's another resource:  www.givingartfully.com

There's always some charities seeking donations there.
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it's added! :)
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StephyMudkip Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Warming families is another one. warmingfamilies.webs.com
They have branches in US and Canada
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YunisUnis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My fiberguild is making scarves and hats for our local Tent City(it's a place for the homeless, and they have shelter from weather elements).
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is neat! I'll look into this ;)
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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PriestessRaven Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Also, check in your community. Food pantries, local schools, childrens clinics, any or all might be a place where your knitted hats and gloves can come in use.  Childrens homes might be interested in stuffed toys, as are some police stations (for traumatized youngsters, they sometimes respond better to the toys than adults). I may be wrong, but I believe the Red Cross also accepts blankets as well. 
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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shelldevil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I crochet for these 2 in Australia:

Angels for the forgotten: www.facebook.com/Angelsforthef… (check out the charity challenge, foster care group)
Chance's Clothes Project: www.facebook.com/chances.cloth…

There is also 
Angel Outfitters: www.facebook.com/AngelOutfitte… (US)

Also, for anyone that crochets, there are a bucketload of FREE patterns for preemies and angel babies  on mammathatmakes.blogspot.com.au… which just happens to be my page :)
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shelldevil Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Oops forgot to add PreemiesUK: www.facebook.com/PreemiesUK?fr… (UK)
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Maw1227 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Can you add my charity on here


I am in need of stillborn burial gowns !!
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Ompabop Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Norwegian knitters:
- Frelsesarméen: Warm wool clothes like socks, mittens, beanies etc. to keep others warm. Norwegian winters are cold, and not anyone has a warm home.
- Local hospitals: I bet some kids on chemotherapy treatment would love to have some cool beanies. Also some newborn kids need a blanket, a beanie or socks to warm them up.
- Immigrants who are waiting for permission to stay in Norway: Many of them are from countries far more warm than Norway and doesn't have reasonable clothes (or money to buy them).
- Romanian beggars: Don't you think some of those who spend their days on the streets in our cold country would appreciate some warm thoughts? If you have issues giving them money because you fear they are connected with organized criminals - why not offer to give them a warm scarf?
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great ideas! Thank you! :D
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Chudames Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the list! I also stumbled across these charities for Breast Cancer patients/survivors that give them the option of a soft false-breast for free instead of having to pay for expensive alternatives:

Knit: [link] AND [link]
Crochet: [link]
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! They've been added. :)
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Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thanks for the list! I am running a craft for charity group at my workplace and this gives me some ideas of other things we can do. Currently, we have talked to one of the local hospitals, but we'll be building up slowly and will even be seeing about teaching local Girl Scout troops how to knit/crochet/sew!
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:dance: Awesome!
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RinCrafts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nursing homes also sometimes take donations, especially lap-ghans. The one I'm donating to also takes shawls and full blankets.
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod: great idea!
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Chookums Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not sure of any national charities in Australia, but in regional NSW the best places to start are the local Arts and Crafts Societies and CWA branches (each regional town in NSW tend to have at least one if not both of these). These societies manage larger nation wide and international projects, such as squares for afghans and the like, as well as handling local projects for hospitals, natural disasters, etc.

Also a great place to check is the local Spotlight (or if you have a local yarn shop). This is how I became involved in the annual Homeless Week drive organised by a local charity , as well as the skull cap project for our troops serving overseas. Our Spotlight shop regularly sits up posters in the yarn isle for people seeking knitters and wool donations.
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the helpful comment!
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for this! We just had a major yarnbombing in our town and I get so irritated seeing all that yarn going to waste (and endangering the environment) when it could be put to so much better use with projects like these!
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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digikijo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wonder if there's something like this around here :?
How did you find all those?
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Magazines, other blogs I follow, google and others on dA let me know about this stuff. I like to keep it all in one spot, so it's easy for everyone to find :D I do have to update some of them though...
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digikijo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hm, ok. I doubt organizations around here have a blog. And I suppose they prefer money over little amigurumi dolls and self knitted blankets.
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, if you're looking for a place to donate, I'm sure some of these accept international donations too. And its always worth checking your local hospital to see if they accept donations for little baby blankets or things to cheer up a sick persons room :D
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Terrier-Padawan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for a link to the list! Through it I found out that a local animal shelter accepts donations made for the Snuggles Project. Now I know what to do with all my yarn scraps! Animal welfare related causes are very dear to me and I try to do my best best to help through lots of volunteer work. Its nice to know that there are other ways I can help when I can't physically be there to volunteer.
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Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's great!
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ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice list of charities. I'll need to check out the Newborns In Need for my area. There are times that my local Crisis Pregnancy Center has too many donations and they have no where to put items people bring in! Then again, any given time, I have a stack of blankies that need homes!

Plus doing donations is a great way to learn new techniques and be able to not clutter your home with excess yarn craft.
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Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good thoughts.
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Mystery-Of-The-Deep Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
So awesome that this is posted, I just finished a charity project knitting mittens!
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:w00t:
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know when you're not sure what to do so you listen to a song to help make up your mind? Well, that's sort of what just happened. I'm considering whether to do a knit-a-square fundraiser at my school. We'd donate to [link] I'm hesitant because it will take a lot of organizing and work. Seeing this message in my inbox is sort of like a nudge to get started. Maybe I will do a couple squares after all!
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's great! Thanks for including that link, I'll add it to the list.
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knittywitty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!
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crochetamommy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much for doing this!! It has helped greatly..
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:thumbsup: your welcome!
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad more people are getting excited about crafting for a cause! It's a great way to learn new techniques and share the love!
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Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:dance: me too! Some of your recent submissions gave me the idea for this blog!
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: Oh gosh! That makes me feel so honored! :meow: Well, I hope this inspires a whole lot of people to jump on the charity wagon!
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yarngirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a great subject for a journal post, especially as summer is drawing to an end and cooler weather is on the horizon.

I'm in Canada, and there are a handful of Canadian crafting charities to note:

Project Linus Canada: [link]

Blankets for Canada Society: [link]

Afghans for Afghans is also active in Canada. In addition, many churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other places of worship will gladly take donations for their members in need, or to be distributed to those in need in the community as a whole. Michaels stores in Canada accept knitted and crocheted squares to be joined into afghans.

When I was looking for links to Canadian crafting charities, I found this link: [link] to a page of patterns for knitted and crocheted cold-weather gear - of course suitable for those outside of Canada as well! =)
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are GREAT ideas! Thank you! I'll add them soon.
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yarngirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:highfive: =)
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TheCraftyPony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think I fell in love with the Red Scarf Project! I now am planning on sending as many different red scarves to them as I can. Though as a relatively beginner knitter, does anyone have suggestions for adding a tag to a scarf?
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:dance: great!

I think they just mean a store-type tag attached with string or yarn that can be removed. Maybe just punch a hole in a small card with your info on it that can be tied on.
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theyarnbunny Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Also, I can't believe I work at a Michaels store and didn't know about the charity they've teamed up with! I'll have to try and make something for that too!
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Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I'm hoping that is the most current info, they did say to check your local store to make sure they are participating.
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