Since there were only so much hats and afghans that my boys would use, and I couldn’t keep all those finished projects in boxes in the house, I went looking for charitable organizations that I could send them to.
Here’s a list of those that I contribute to. I also send hats and scarves each winter to a teacher in a low-income/inner-city area for her students. I’ll surely find more projects to add to this, but this keeps me busy for now.
Project Linus - making blankets for children and babies
Ship’s Project – hats for the US troops
Cheyenne River Youth Project - located in Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Warm Up America - my first completed contributions; squares that were then stitched together to make blankets and afghans
Scarves for Special Olympics - until recently, when they announced that they have discontinued this project
Knit and Crochet for a Cause – a group of crafters on Facebook who picked up where the Scarves for Special Olympics left off. It’s also a place to talk about your charities, and show off your projects.
Purple Stitch Project - new cause; just recently started up, to raise awareness of epilepsy.