Ines 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,
Choice. Please note the fiber content and care instructions of your
yarn to ensure that your item receives the proper care.
Additionally, 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.
Deer Park, NY 11729
For more information, visit the Care
to Knit website.