Please note that TKGA is not responsible for the content of the sites linked below.
All Crafts for Charity - Comprehensive charity site w/ patterns & contact info. All fiber arts.
Americans are making ... afghans for Afghans! - Afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that is sending hand-knit and crocheted blankets to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.
Angels for Hope - We crochet angels and butterflies that are sent free of charge all over the world upon request to those who are severely injured, chronically ill, and their caregivers or just someone that needs hope.
Arkansas Children's Hospital - collects hand-made knitted hats from new materials (not recycled) for all ages. You can make a difference.
Artists Helping Children - Providing sick children with free bags of handmade knitted toys, art supplies, and other fun items. Artists also paint free colorful murals on hospital walls.
Bake Bake Blinkets Child Awareness Event - Annual craft sale call for knits and crocheted items to help raise money - 100% goes to children perishing due to preventable causes. Read more!
The Big E Creative Arts – Find out how to enter the knitting & crochet division of the Creative Arts at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA – September 12-28, 2008. Entry forms will be online by May 15.
Binky Patrol - blankets for children in trauma.
Blankets for Canadians - non-denominational. Blankets for families in need.
Bow Dazzling - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide bows and headbands to young girls undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious medical illnesses, to give them encouragement and confidence.
Children in Common - knits for orphans.
Circle of Hope - accepting donations of prayer shawls and chemo caps.
CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying caps. This grassroots campaign invites knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple colored baby caps which will be delivered to families in November and December 2012 with the Period of PURPLE Crying, an evidence based program that educates parents about normal infant crying, ways to cope with the crying and the dangers of reacting in frustration by shaking or abusing an infant. Use any newborn baby cap pattern, and any shade of soft, baby-friendly PURPLE yarn. We have a goal of collecting 1,000 caps this year. For more information contact New Hampshire Children’s Trust at 603-224-1279 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the campaign, including what might be happening in your local community visit www.CLICKforbabies.org!
Craft Cruises - Take one of our knitting cruises. Visit http://www.craftcruises.com.
Cubs for Kids - offers patterns and local delivery information.
Directory of Women’s Business Information and Resources – from apparel and arts & crafts to health and beauty, from mothers and real estate to support groups and women’s studies.
Guideposts Sweater Project - baby sweaters. Offers patterns and delivery.
HAIN (Heavenly Angels in Need) - you can help knit items for babies in need.
Handmade Especially for You - needs volunteers to knit/crochet beautiful scarves from magic ball yarn kits prepared by the organization. Handmade ships around 1,000 scarves a month to a host of shelters for abused women.
Hat Box Foundation - The Hat Box Foundation distributes hand-made (either knit or crochet) hats to cancer patients across the country who are undergoing chemo treatments. "We believe something made from the heart helps heal the human spirit."
Knitter's Fantasy is an annual Spring event. Was held in Warren, OH in 2007 with the Northcoast Knitting Guild as host (hosting is rotated annually with Witty Knitters Knitting Guild and Western Reserve Knitting Guild). Event includes classes, market, fashion show, door prizes, raffle, swap table, contests and lunch. For more info, visit: http://www.northcoastknitting.org/.
Knitting Artists of Northern Virginia - Meet fellow knitting enthusiasts, learn about what's happening in the world of knitting, get help on your knitting projects and much more.
Knitting Cruises and Tours - Knitting and other craft cruises. Read about our upcoming knitting cruises.
Knitting for charity - knitting interests combined with care for homeless people and animals.
Komfort for Kids - crochet & knits for children in Los Angeles hospitals.
Life2Orphans Hat Project – Knit hats for orphanages in Ukraine.
Little Bunnies - accepts stuffed bunnies and donates them to organizations that serve new moms and infants. Offers pattern.
MinkhaSweaters.com - Hand knit alpaca or premium cotton sweaters from the Minkha Bolivian cooperative support Bolivian women and their families who live with dignity and pride, thanks to their tremendous talent, and to non-profit marketing by volunteers in Canada and the US.
Mountain and Valley
Wool Association -Includes New Mexico, Colorado and Texas folks who raise
sheep or other fiber animals and make finished items of wool and other animal
fibers. Produce the annual Wool Festival at Taos, New Mexico.
Newborns in Need -
Christian organization offering assistance to children in emergency
http://www.onepixelatatime.org/ - Help fight
breast cancer One Stamp at a time, One stitch at a time, One pixel at a
Pacific Pathways - New Zealand Tours for Knitters,
Spinners, Weavers and Quilters. Small escorted groups or individual self drive
Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival - Tenth Annual, March 14-16, 2014, Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, Mars, PA. Classes, vendors and special evening events.
Precious Pals - TKGA's partnership with law enforcement to
give stuffed animals to children in crisis. Offers pattern and
Linus - providing security through blankets.
Purple Stitch Project - to help children with epilepsy. Founded by Vickie Howell, whose son has the disease.
Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum,
UK – Machine Knitting History brought to life. Visit this Victorian
time-capsule and see how the knitters lived and worked.
Forces - Displays simple children's patterns that can
be knitted for the babies and children in Afghanistan. All sweaters will be
mailed to the Ethical Society and will be shipped to the White House's
Children's Fund for distribution to Afghanistan.
Stash to Story Call for
Knitting Stories -
Stash to Story is a new blog dedicated to
sharing your knitting stories. You don’t need to be a writer to have a good
story; you just need to be willing to share the story.
Pitch - Perfect way to mix knitting and ballgames! Find out how you
Stitches From the Heart is a non-profit
Tragedies - Canadian chapter of UK organization. Worldwide project.
The Knitting Guild Association - Welcomes all knitters to join for learning and sharing. Includes Cast On magazine subscription. Offers correspondence courses, Knitting Masters Programs and special knitting related discounts. A sponsor of the Knit & Crochet Show.
- 'Knitted Wings Project' in the UK: providing hospitals and funeral directors
with FREE knitted, crocheted and sewn items as well as moses baskets and casket
linings, specifically for use on babies lost in miscarriage, premature birth,
stillbirth or neonatal.
Warm Up America - Craft
Yarn Council project. Offers newsletter
Warming Families - A volunteer
project providing blankets and warm items (hats, mittens, etc.) to homeless and
domestic violence shelters. Free patterns and family charity work information
can be found on our website.