Charity Knitting

Doing good
Projects to knit and donate to worthy charities.

Chemo Caps: “Our mission is to make soft Chemo Caps for sleeping or wearing out on the town. Our project began with the inspiration from Joyce Schmitt and will continue in her memory. When asked how long will we make caps? Our answer is ‘Until there is no longer a need.’” Click for more info.
Note: Wool and other animal fibers can be itchy to bare heads. Instead consider using soft cotton, bamboo  or synthetic yarns. Donations accepted year round and donated locally.

Dulaan Project: “Dulaan is the Mongolian word for warm. Think of it as not just being physically warm, but also warm heart of human love, and the warm feeling that grows from knowing that you have touched a life, even on the other side of the world. This project seeks to inspire the generous spirit of the knitting community to help meet the urgent needs of Mongolia's impoverished people.”  Click for more info.

Note: Please consider contributing a few dollars along with your project to go towards shipping our box to Mongolia. Donations accepted March 1st through June 15th for summer delivery, arriving for fall / winter distribution.

Red Scarf Project: “The Orphan Foundation of America helps former foster children become successful adults. In most states, foster children leave the social services system when they turn 18. In the eyes of the court they’re adults, but few 18 year olds are emotionally, mentally or financially able to support themselves. Without someone to guide them, too many end up homeless, unemployed, incarcerated or pregnant. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your wonderful handmade creation will be sent in a Valentine’s Day Care Package to an OFA student enrolled in college or trade school.” Click for more info.
Note: Donations accepted September 1st through December 15th for delivery on Valentine’s Day.

The Mother Bear Project: “The Mother Bear Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of hand-knit and crocheted bears. The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children who have nearly nothing in the world with the message that they are loved by someone halfway around the world.” Click for more info.
Note: Special bear pattern can be ordered from the Mother Bear Project website. Donations accepted year round.

Peace Fleece: "Peace Fleece is not your typical yarn company! Its office is a sheep farm in Maine, a crowded family apartment in Moscow, or the back of a pickup somewhere between Tel Aviv and Jericho. Peter Hagerty and his wife Marty Tracy started buying wool from the Soviet Union back in 1985 in hopes that through trade they could help lessen the threat of nuclear war. Since then, they have purchased wool from shepherds in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Israel and the West Bank as well as Montana, Ohio, Texas and Maine. By working with people who tend livestock every day, Peace Fleece hopes to find a common ground that can slowly lead to mutual understanding and economic interdependence." Click for more info.

Bring your finished items to Knits and Knick Knacks with a tag attached to identify them.
Put them in the donation basket.
We will send them off to their deserving recipients.
There are many basic hat and scarf patterns available for free on Ravelry.