CHARITY KNITTING & CROCHETING
Many of our members donate knitted and crocheted items to charitable organizations. Would you like to help? Please check out the list of resources below for some great charity opportunities. Donate your items at any KANG chapter meeting or Charity Event.
Questions? Contact our Charity Co-Chairs at: knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.
We have a collection of free charity patterns available. We donate to a variety of charities including:
- Battered Women's shelters
- Children's charities
- Neo-natal care
- Animal shelters
- Homeless shelters
- And others
Click here to view free patterns
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
Angel Names Association (ANA) aims to honor the lives of babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death by providing supportive programs and services for bereaved families. ANA collects handmade baby blankets and garments for Memory Boxes which are given to families of stillborn babies upon delivery at the hospital.
Children’s Safe Harbor provides care for children removed from abusive and traumatic situations. The Dolly Mamas group furnishes dolls along with a knitted wardrobe to be provided to each child.
Knitted Knockers are special, soft, lightweight breast prosthetics that are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation, and/or are undergoing reconstruction. There are several ways of making these prosthetics, but they require specific yarns. Check the link for specific details!
Founded in 2007, Knots of Love helps people experiencing the effects of chemo by providing handmade beanies and gifts. Since 2013, they have included tiny blankets for neonatal babies in ICU incubators. If you are creating hats for people experiencing the effects of chemotherapy, please be sure to use a yarn from the Approved Yarn List.
To provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and agphans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers".
With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.
Project Linus accepts NEW HANDMADE, WASHABLE, blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years. Project Linus blankets are not donated to adults. As a national policy we accept all sizes and styles, although some chapters may have more narrow requirements based on the needs of the facilities to which they donate.
To help raise global awareness about suicide, bullying, and to help end the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
The Peyton Heart Project was inspired by several stories including that of a 13-year-old boy named Peyton James who died by suicide in 2014.
The delicate hearts, each one made by hand and each one representing the delicate heart of a life lost to suicide, have various inspiring quotes attached to them, along with our social media information.
The hearts are placed in public places around the world for people to find during their everyday lives. We hope the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a life lost to suicide, on bullying and on the fact that everyone’s life matters. We want to leave people with a feeling that there is still good out there in the world and we would like to inspire others to join us on this mission of kindness
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children.
The Men's Development Center provides homeless men with shelter and other needed services. Hats and scarves in neutral colors (i.e.: black, navy, dark green, brown, grey) in large quantities are needed, especially in large/XL sizes for hats. Purchased large and x-large black men’s crew socks are also needed.
The Women and Family Development Center aid women and children with housing and breaking the cycles of abuse, neglect, and addiction. There is a need for hats and scarves. Small bottles of unopened toiletry items are also accepted.
Warm Up America! is made up of volunteers creating handmade afghan blankets, clothing and accessories to help those in need. These items provide warmth and comfort to people who have lost their homes, fled abusive situations, or who are being cared for in hospices, shelters, hospitals or nursing homes.
Volunteers can donate their time to crochet and knit one or more 7" by 9" rectangles as well as entire blankets and accessories. Sections are either joined by individuals or groups in a community. A Warm Up America! afghan resembles a patchwork quilt of many colors and textures, just as the participants and recipients represent the varied faces of America.