EP009 – Crochet for Charity
Crochet for charity and give to someone in need.
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In this episode, I talk about crocheting for charity.
Many of us have crochet items throughout our homes. We end up giving items to family, friends, neighbors teachers, etc. If you would like to start donating some of the items you enjoy making, here are some options for you.
- Hospitals – There is always a need for donated items at the hospital. Make some hats, slippers, and toys for the kids. You can make tiny hats and tiny blankets for the babies in the NICU. Just be sure to check with volunteer services to see if there are any restrictions placed on the type of materials used to make your items.
- Nursing homes and rehabilitation centers – Some items needed in these facilities are slippers, lap blankets, scarves, and hats. You may even like to make some over the wheelchair arm cozies that can hold books, TV remotes and glasses. Restrictions may also apply at these facilities so be sure to check before donating.
- Children’s shelters or your local Department of Family and Protective Services – Many children are in great need and are left with literally the clothes on their back if removed from their homes. I recommend making blankets, toys and cute character hats for these kids. It will make them feel special and give them things they can take with them into new and uncertain places. This also applies to adults who may be removed from their current living conditions due to abuse, neglect or exploitation. Some items good for the adults would be hats, scarves, slippers and even lap blankets. Just check with you local state services to see where and how you can donate items.
- Churches – Churches often reach out and donate items to members of their congregation who have suffered great losses. Some items they may need would be blankets, hats, and scarves. You can also consider making a nice, big blanket to donate for a raffle or auction. This would allow the church to earn some money to fund services.
- Homeless shelters – If you live in a large city, you may think about donating items to the local homeless shelter. Items that would do well here would be hats, scarves, and leg warmers. Larger items may not be as practical because they are not as portable.
If you have more ideas about places to donate and the items that would work best, just let me know in the comments below.
Do you plan to make and donate some items?
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