Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Charitable Crafting

This space is reserved for various charitable projects focused on crochet; however, I will list others that are "yarnie friendly" such as accepting other types of yarn creations in addition to crochet. I believe I am going to start out listing only those that I have participated in but include, in another separate list, those that I have not participated in for whatever reason. If you participate in any of these projects, do know it is at your own responsibility and financial cost list shipping.

Remember, do not provide your personal information to any organization or project you do not trust.

If you have a charitable project or program you would like me to review for possible inclusion, do contact me via email.


Organization

Description
Web Link
Have I done this one?
Bridge and BeyondA charitable project focusing on providing hand knit/crocheted items for homeless/needy men and women in central Ohio.WebsiteI have not participated but have been following the blog for a few months now and plan on donating.
Embracing HopeNot yet a 501(c)(3) organization, this project aims at putting handmade bears in the hands of children who are victims of abuse.WebsiteI have not participated but would like to make one or two bears this year, if not more.
Head HuggersHead Huggers is a project that puts crafted hats of all kinds into the hands of individuals going through chemo treatment.WebsiteIn Progress. I created a tutorial on how to make one of the hats. I plan to begin donating to this project soon
Knitted KnockersA project to put light, breathable, realistic feeling knitting & crocheted breasts. These are used in place of silicone prosthetic pieces that are uncomfortable, heavy, and cause rashes.WebsiteI have not yet participated in this project; however, I plan on doing so. The first step is to create a crochet and knitted knocker (one each) and take it to the local cancer center and see if they would be interested in having some donated. Then I'll go from there.
Miracles HappenThe purpose of this program is to provide women with handmade items for newborns to help a woman who does not have a family support group.Website-
Special Olympics Scarf ProjectThe purpose of this project is to create knit and crochet scarves using designated colors. The scarves are given to every special olympic athlete, family member, and volunteer. The scarves represent unity.Website
Blog
Yes. I enjoyed this project and plan to participate every year
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