This group, based in Australia, is for enthusiastic knitters and crocheters who would like to know how to donate their work to charities. Most of us donate locally to save on postage so we can buy more yarn! Our aim is to share with each other different charities to donate to and the types of items you make for them. Swap stories, patterns, ideas and work together to help those in need.
All members of the community are welcome to join and to nominate charities for the group and/or individuals to support. No charity is too big or too small for us to help. In fact the smaller the charity the better because they are the ones who struggle and survive mainly on the goodness of others.
For whatever you like to knit, crochet or sew I can find a needy body be it human or animal.
CotM Donations to Dec 2012 = 49,558
2013 CotM donations = 8,434
Private Donations to Dec 2012 = 73,433
2013 Private Donations = 15,204
GRAND TOTAL 146,629 Each item helping to make a difference!
NOV donations post by DEC 6 - addresses on databases.
DEC CotM Projects are.....
Animal pouches,liners,bird nests - any yarn, any size
Brighter Futures - Mission Australia (Gerringong NSW)
Aboriginal Coloured (Red, Yellow, Black) Beanies and Scarves of all sizes. Also crib and cot blankets (any colours) for the Grandparents Program. i.e. Grandparents raising grandchildren for various reasons.
Dandelion Support Group (http://dandelionsupport.org/about/ ) Gymea NSW
Sewing - PJs size 1 to 4, boys and girls, Store Bought PJ's are also acceptable. Knitting, quilted or crocheted cot size blankets (esp boy or unisex colours) 100cm (wide) x 120cm (length). Floor rug for toy packs. Could be polar fleece or knitted, something the babies could sit on or you could have on the lounge.
Looking for Buttons + lots of other gifts....