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Crafting for a Cause: Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Day was April 2nd, but all of April is National Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Society describes this month as an opportunity to bring awareness to autism and people living with autism, promote acceptance, and finally, encourage inclusion. Their puzzle ribbon and the puzzle piece are the most recognizable symbols for autism awareness in…

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10 Charities for Knitters and Crocheters

Did you know you can help a cause you care about with your handmade goods? There are several charities for knitters and crocheters looking for donations now! As a knitter or crocheter, you know the joy of gifting handmade items to those you love. Creating afghans, sweaters, or socks for those we care about is…

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5 Projects for the Charitable Crafter

5 Projects for the Charitable Crafter Mother Bear Project The Mother Bear Project gives kids in emerging countries affected by HIV/AIDS a stuffed animal to comfort them. With the variety of colors, Vanna’s Choice yarn allows for crafters to easily customize their bear, making it easy to put a special touch on each gift. Embroider…

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Knit or crochet baby hats and help save lives!

UPDATE ON THIS POST! THIS ORGANIZATION MAY NO LONGER NEED HAT DONATIONS.  Please refer to the website for Little Hats, Big Hearts to see if you local chapter sill requires hats.  The hat patterns in this post are ideal for any organization that accepts donations of baby hats.   February is here, and in addition…

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Crafting for a Cause: Blankets for Baby Rhinos

If the holiday spirit has you itching to craft for a cause, we’d love to introduce you to Blankets for Baby Rhinos. This ‘wildlife conservation craft group’ has been making a big difference for some of our planet’s most precious creatures. They provide crocheted & knitted blankets for orphaned baby animals in need. Who They…

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Binky Patrol: Crafting for a Cause

If you’re looking for a cause to craft for as we head into colder weather, check out Binky Patrol! For years, Binky Patrol has provided homemade blankets to children in need. Susan Finch started with a simple idea: anyone can volunteer. For those who feel constrained by a lack of time, money or talent, she…

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Comfort Afghans: Crafting for a Women’s Shelter

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In light of this, I wanted to share the story of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms that recently contacted me looking for yarn to create afghans that will be donated to the shelter at Women in Distress in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After researching the organization, I was motivated…

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Charity Crafting For Animals: Comfort for Critters

Are you an animal lover that knits and/or crochets? If you are and have been looking for a way you can combine your loves and do a little good then you may be interested in Comfort for Critters. This volunteer-run organization makes and distributes handmade blankets to shelter pets throughout the US. Currently, they are…

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Charity Crafting For Critters: The Snuggles Project

Using your crafty skills to bring joy and comfort to others is one of the most satisfying feelings. Our furry friends can appreciate our handiwork as well. And they will never judge us for misshapen stitches or uneven gauge. If you’re a brand new knitter or crocheter why not consider practicing your skills on simple…

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Water With Blessings

Our company is very passionate about giving back to the community. We support Warm Up America, as well as other charities that accept donations of garments and afghans made with yarn. I also enjoy hearing about the charitable things our customers do with Lion Brand Yarn. Recently, I heard of the Water with Blessing program run…

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