Knitting baby blankets for charity

Knitting and Crocheting For Charity

“Give your hands to serve, give your hearts to love.”

                                                                                                           –Mother Theresa

Knitting and Crocheting for Charity is a Great Way to Help Others

Valentine’s Day is a great time to talk about ways to show love to others. Knitting and crocheting for charity are just a couple of small ways we can give back to our communities and others around the world, who are in desperate need of comfort. The topic on everyone’s minds this week is LOVE! God is Love and when we show love to others we are showing them God is within us and with them.

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is Love.” — 1 John 4:8

Knit Squares for South Africa

As knitters, crocheters & fiber artists we love what we do. We obsess over our art, our yarn, our creative rights. We savor every moment. When we give to others our hard earned projects, whether knit or crocheted, we hope other’s will love and appreciate them the way we have. They are our babies. We have watched them grow and become works of wonder.

Knitting baby blankets for charity

However, we can become stingy with our giving, but love is not stingy love is selfless. February is a great time to be selfless by knitting and crocheting for charity this year. Find a group to give back to or someone in need. There are babies, cancer and AIDS patients, homeless, elderly, and the abused/neglected that need a little love and kindness. To know that they are not forgotten or alone. I encourage you to reach out into your community and see where you can be a blessing.

Knitting and Crocheting for Charity

Giving doesn’t have to be a big endeavor. You can do it in small ways knit a 12″ square or crochet a beanie for our soldier. Make a red scarf for foster kids going to college or chemo caps for cancer patients. Send squares for blankets to orphans in Africa or abused children.

Knitting and crocheting for charity allow us to do what we love while giving to those who need it the knitting and crocheting for charitymost. Just reach out to your local hospital, school, or church. If there isn’t an organization in your area here are a few good options.

  • Project Linus– Make a blanket day is February 20th. There are drop off sites all across the country and they have collected 5,850,380 blankets since 1995 for children in need. Warm Up America
  • Warm Up America– Started in 1991 by Evie Rosen. WUP gives blankets, hats, and shawls to thousands of people in need. They even collect 7″ x 9″ squares so you can give as little or as much as you have.
  • Red Scarf Project-Gives scarves and care packages to foster kids who are going to college. To provide encouragement and let them know they are not alone.
  • Warmth for Warriors-Has distributed 41,179 hats to soldiers as of December 2015.Warmth for Warriors
  • American Angels Heroghans this group accepts 12″ crochet squares in red, white, & blue to assemble and give to military families and fallen soldiers. This is close to my heart living near Camp Lejeune. You can make this square if you would like to make a 12″ square for our heroes.
  • Local Organizations that you can reach out to such as Salvation Army, Homeless Shelters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Schools, Hospitals and Nursing facilities in your area.knitting & crocheting for charity
  • Comfort Critters– For those of us who are animal lovers, your local animal shelters may need blankets and sweaters for those little babies too.
  • Knots of Love-Knits and crochets chemo caps for cancer patients.

Lions Brands can help you find knitting and crocheting for charity organizations in your area. Simply type in your zip code and they will let you know what’s in your area. Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) has a list of charities you can look through as well for ideas.

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is Love.” — 1 John 4:8

Knitting & Crocheting for Charity

If you’re not sure just call and ask there are plenty of places in need. If you have a great idea and want to create your own local organization even better. Just give a little love this year. February is all about the heart! I made this “I heart you” knitting graph which would be a great square to give to those in need or any of the heart squares this month would be wonderful. Each month I will send members a new graph so there’s something all year long. Plus, I’m working on some new patterns for these charities so stay tuned. Have fun and share the love!

Raised Knit Heart

52-Week Sampler Afghan Square 7 is out. How about knitting this raised heart for someone special. This pattern introduces some new increase and decrease techniques. Plus, you can add it to nearly anything. Have fun and share the love!

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