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Charity Feature - Care to Knit
By: Lion Brand

Care to KnitInes Basso Glick founded Care to Knit with one goal in mind: to provide warm knit and crochet items to those in need. In the five years since its inception, the 501(c)(3) organization has donated over 14,000 items to hospitals, the United States armed forces, shelters, and nursing homes. The group has expanded to include members in the United States and South Africa who make and distribute items locally.

Care to Knit is currently seeking donations of children's hats. These will be paired with sock monkeys and donated to children undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Additional hats will be distributed to schoolchildren in need through the Brooke Jackman Foundation. Volunteers are encouraged to use unique patterns and yarns. Please note that chemo caps should be made from soft acrylic or cotton yarns such as Fun Fur, Cotton-Ease, or Vanna's Choice. Please note the fiber content and care instructions of your yarn to ensure that your item receives the proper care.

Care to KnitAdditionally, the organization has an ongoing drive for helmet liners for American troops. Helmet liners should be knitted with 100% wool yarn, such as Fishermen's Wool or Lion Wool. To comply with military guidelines, please use only black, brown, olive green, gray, and navy yarn. Click here to view our knit helmet liner pattern.

Donations of finished items, yarn, hooks, or needles may be sent to the following address:
Care to Knit, Inc.
1940 Deer Park Ave.
Suite 155
Deer Park, NY 11729

For more information, visit the Care to Knit website.

Authored by Lion Brand

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