Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others with your crafting skills? There are many charities looking for crafters to donate their skills. Your crafty skills would be welcomed and could help comfort others. Please consider donating to one or more of the following non-profit charities.
Afghans for Afghans
Afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and garments to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.
American Sewing Guild – Giving Back
The American Sewing Guild has a National Community Service program where each year they choose a cause to “give back to.” This year, 2009, ASG is sewing standard size pillow cases for Albuquerqueâ€™s Ronald McDonald House.
Angels for Hope
This organization sends crocheted angels to severely injured and/or chronically ill people, as well as their caregivers, or just someone that needs hope – as a tangible reminder that they are not alone, that others care, and that you are remembered in their thoughts and prayers.
A binky is a homemade blanket that can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted. This organization distributes blankets to children in need of comfort across the country.
Bundles of Love
Bundles of Love is an all volunteer non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Minnesota to help infants and their families. Thier ultimate goal â€“ that no family in Minnesota who needs clothing and bedding for their newborn, correctly sized clothing for premature infant, comfort items for their hospitalized infant, or bereavement items for a lost infant â€“ will be without these items.
Caps for Kids
Providing needy children with cozy hats to keep them warm is what Caps for Kids is all about. Nearly one million caps, along with other children’s accessories, have been knitted and crocheted by volunteers since the program began. The hats are given to non-profit, non denominational agencies in the communities of the donors.
Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.
Chemo Caps is a group of knitters that donate their time by making hand-knit caps for cancer patients in hospital oncology units and hospice.
Citizen S.A.M. is composed of volunteers who desire to support our Armed Forces and help preserve our precious freedom. Many programs to particpate in including: Helmet Liners for the Troops, Quilts for the Wounded, and Letters of Support.
Their mission is to give CUREchiefs away to those who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Their goal is to allow every cancer patient worldwide to have a CUREchief.
Dolly Hugs is designed to “hug” the child that holds her. Her arms will wrap around the child’s neck and her face will press against the child’s cheek, bestowing a little kiss.
The Hugs Project
The Hugs Project is committed to improving life for our dedicated U.S. Military. Their mission is to place a “hug” (cooling necktie) around the neck of every American living in the Middle East.
Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, Inc.
Their goal is to create positive and inspirational homemade cards for children with life-threatening illnesses. They also hope to inspire others to establish chapters in their hometowns.
Newborns in Need
NIN is a charity organized to take care of sick and needy babies and their families; and in cases of crisis, to help where help is needed.
There are many ways you can help this worldwide organization, everything from making items for newborns to encouraging school and community groups to make things.
Operation Teddy Bear
Donate crosstitched squares, chosen from their list of themes. Squares are made into different items and money raised from these items are donated to a specific charity.
We are a non-profit organization that makes hand-made blankets and quilts. These are then distributed to children of all ages in need.
This popular project was created to give comfort and security to shelter animals as they await their new homes.
Stitches from the Heart
Stitches from the Heart is a non-profit organization that sends handmade clothing, blankets, and love to premature babies all across the nation. They also have a senior program that helps seniors help others by donating yarn and supplies.
Teddies for Tragedies
This organization provides teddy bears to children in need all over the world.
Touching Little Lives
Their mission is to touch the lives of needy premature and newborn infants in Ohio, to do all that they can to give them, free of any charge, the necessities that every newborn needs.
Wrap Them in Love
Their Mission is to collect donated quilts and distribute them to children around the world so, they can be wrapped in the love of a quilt.