Offer Comfort to Bereaved Families with Charity Knitting through Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a nonprofit organization in Colorado that provides "remembrance photography." It is a sad fact of life that sometimes, babies die shortly after they are born. Even more unfortunate is that too many...

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Welcoming Military Babies with Charity Knitting: Operation Little Feet

Recently I posted about a military knitting charity called Operation Gratitude. It just so happens that I've found yet another military knitting charity, and this one is for their babies....

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A Unique Opportunity for Needy Babies: Knitting Hats for Haitian Babies

I'm so excited to share a very special hats-for-babies initiative with you today. This initiative was begun by my friend's sister. Patty Webster is a pediatrician who visited Haiti last fall with the organization Love a Child for a mobile...

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Provide Comfort for Alzheimer's Patients through Knitting Charity Alice's Embrace

I was really happy to learn about knitting and crochet charity Alice's Embrace. This organization is dedicated to providing prayer shawls and lap blankets to individuals with Alzheimer's disease....

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Charity Knitting Provides Love and Warmth for Newborns through Bella's Babies

When we live in a comfortable home, a comfortable town, even a comfortable nation, abject poverty can be difficult to imagine. For instance, it can be difficult to fathom a part of the world in which people can't even bring...

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Throwback: Hugs for Homeless Animals/the Snuggles Project

Hugs for Homeless Animals is a pretty special charity for the Knitting for Charity website, because in August 2007, it was the first charity for animals featured....

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Support Men and Women Serving Their Country with Charity Knitting through Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude is a beautiful program that provides care packages for overseas soldiers from the United States. These care packages include many items that soldiers appreciate receiving, including snacks, entertainment, hygiene products, and letters of encouragement and support. They also...

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Join Knitters All Over the UK and Knit for Charity with Knit for Life

Lately I've sifted through several knitting charities in the United Kingdom. I know we have many readers there who are eager to knit for charity. While I found many that didn't work out for one reason or another, I did...

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Calling All Crocheters: Make Sick Children Happy with the Charity Feel Better Friends

I feel like only recently I began an article with "I don't normally feature primarily crochet charities, but..." And here I go again! The thing is, even though this website is called Knitting for Charity, I know that many of...

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Help a Child Read through Charity Knitting with READ Together Reading Buddies

Literacy is not a cause that charity knitters normally have anything to do with. However, a terrific literacy organization is asking crafters of all kinds to join together to help with the important cause of children's literacy....

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Knitting Rays of Hope: Charity Knitting in California for Cancer Patients & NICU Babies

Since 2012, Knitting Rays of Hope has been creating and donating handmade hats both for cancer patients and for premature infants. As of this writing they have contributed well over 3,000 hats to NICUs and cancer centers to warm the...

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Leggings for Life: Helping Disabled Animals Get Back on Their Paws with Charity Knitting

Every now and then, here at Knitting for Charity I come across a knitting charity that is just so unusual yet so helpful that I just about leap for joy and think "wow, I can't wait to tell my readers...

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Bundles of Love: Helping Newborns and Their Families in Minnesota with Charity Knitting

Bundles of Love is a lovely (no pun intended) organization in Minnesota that strives to provide needy area families of newborns with basic necessities. These include handmade baby clothing, bedding, and care supplies....

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Save the Marsupials: Wildlife Victoria Needs Your Charity Knitting

I've found that if there's anything that gets charity knitters excited, it's the opportunity to knit for animals. It's understandable; after all, animals are probably the most helpless creatures on earth. Animals can't advocate for themselves, even when they are...

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Take Your Charity Knitting to Town through Chase the Chill

In the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter, I've recently posted several articles from other news stories regarding charity knitters who have been yarn-bombing their communities with scarves, hats, and the like in order to encourage those in need to help themselves....

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Keep Refugees Warm This Winter through Knitting with Heart

As I recounted last week, I've received so much information about knitting for refugees lately. I also promised last week to introduce you to a charity based in Serbia (an Eastern European country), and so today I'd like you to...

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Offer Hope and Happiness to Refugee Children Coming to Canada

Over the last few weeks and months, I've been delighted to find many knitting charities cropping up to help refugees. First, I found KnitAid, a UK-based organization. Next I discovered Woolly Warmth for Refugees, also based in the UK plus...

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Give a Hand to Refugee Children with Wooly Warmth for Refugees

Not long ago, the Knitting for Charity Facebook page received an appeal for people to knit or crochet 8" squares for refugee children. You may know how strongly I feel about the refugee crisis, so this immediately drew my attention....

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Help Keep the UK's Tiniest Babies Warm through Tiny Treasures

Tiny Treasures is a relatively new knitting and crochet charity that seeks to help premature infants born (and those who sadly leave too soon) all across the United Kingdom. They accept all kinds of clothing as well as stuffed toys....

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Help Knitting Charity Preemies of the Carolinas through Knitting, Sewing, or Other Donations

The Knitting for Charity Facebook page continues to get wonderful posts from knitting charities who need help. One such post came from a group called Preemies of the Carolinas, and they shared the post below:...

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Bring Comfort and Warmth to Refugees with UK-Based Knit Aid

Thoughts of refugees from Iraq and Syria have weighed heavily on my mind for the last few months. I've kept my eyes peeled for any way that knitters like you and I could help, but their plights seemed so severe...

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With Global Heartfelt Hatters, You Can Knit Warmth for Needy Laos Children

Global Heartfelt Hatters recently reached out to me on the Knitting for Charity Facebook page, and I feel very proud to be a part of spreading the word about this terrific knitting charity....

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Owen's Gift: Showing Love to Bereaved Parents

A few weeks ago, you read here about a charity program called Matthew's Gift. This program puts together memory boxes for babies who were born (and gone) too soon. I was moved to share the story of this program with...

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Blue Light Babies: Giving Babies Born in Unusual Circumstances the Best Start

Recently I was contacted by Jo Owen via the Knitting for Charity Facebook page. She wrote to let me know of Blue Light Babies and their need for knitters. Here is what she wrote:...

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Knit Recovery Bunnies and Help Teenagers in Rehab

Here's another charity knitting opportunity from Ravelry involving handmade snuggle bunnies! Recovery Bunnies is the brainchild of Rose, a knitter who works at a teen rehab center....

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Matthew's Gift: Offering Support to Bereaved Parents

I discovered Matthew's Gift thanks to Ravelry's Charity Knitting group. While perusing their "Currently Accepting Donations" thread, I was drawn to a simple request for knitted burial outfits for babies gone too soon....

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Join a New Charity Knitting Group and Help Many Causes with Knit 1, Help 2

Knit 1, Help 2 is a brand-new charity knitting group that makes its home on Ravelry. It's so new that its Ravelry page was launched just a few short weeks ago. In fact, if you're reading this on the day...

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Wildlife Rescue Nests: a Network of Charity Knitters Worldwide

The Knitting for Charity Facebook page is a terrific place, and if you're on Facebook, you should definitely "like" our page. I often ask questions of knitters there, and we frequently receive posts from knitting charities who want to spread...

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Help Newborns and Their Mothers through the Knitting Charity Miracles Happen

Recently Knitting for Charity featured the knitting charity Head Huggers, as well as one of its branches. While I researched Head Huggers, I happened to discover that its founder, Sue Thompson, had formed another knitting charity as well. And if...

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Give Smiles to Needy Orphans by Knitting for the Kaiizen Foundation

Bev Qualheim has one of my favorite websites on the Internet. Her Country Cottage offers tremendous resources for charity knitters, including oodles of free knitting patterns, size charts, and information about new and urgent charity needs. Today I discovered that...

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The Peyton Heart Project: Knit for Charity and Fight Bullying and Suicide

I discovered the Peyton Heart Project one day while I was visiting the page for Emily's Hats for Hope. I was quite touched by it, and I wanted to share it with you all....

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Delaware Head Huggers & Kozy Kovers for Kids: Knitting Charities Changing Lives in Delaware and Beyond

I've been a huge fan of Delaware Head Huggers for years. This is primarily because Robin Agar, its leader, is a talented knitting designer who often posts free chemo cap patterns on her blog, Knitting for Schnapps. I frequently link...

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Head Huggers: A Knitting Charity Keeping Hairless Heads Warm Since 2001

Head Huggers is a terrific organization that has been in operation since 2001. I was astonished to find that while it has been featured in the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter, it has never been featured here on this website. That changes...

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Knitting Charities and Patterns for Animals, Both Pets and Wildlife

Nothing seems to get the heart of a charity knitter beating faster like the opportunity to knit for animals. By now we've probably all heard about the penguin sweater fiasco; if not, you can read about it here. Bottom line...

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Knit Twiddle Muffs and Help Seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer's

Recently a gentleman named Brett contacted me via Facebook to let me know about a project he coordinates for knitters in south New Jersey. It's a terrific way to help elderly individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia, and it's called Twiddle...

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Support Troops and Their Families by Knitting for Military Families Ministry

All around the world, knitters are eager to support soldiers and other deployed troops. But one group related to those troops often go unsupported and unnoticed: their families....

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The Uthando Project: A Knitting Charity Helping Needy South African Children

As you may know, some of the knitting charities I'm most excited about are located in Africa. There is so much need in the continent of Africa, particularly with the HIV/AIDS epidemic continuing to rage. The orphans left behind by...

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Minnesota Knitters Lift Their Needles in Support of Knitting Charity Hats for the Homeless

Back when I was compiling suggestions for knitting for the homeless, one of the charities I spoke with said that their group had taken some suggestions from a group called Hats for the Homeless in Minneapolis, MN. I bookmarked the...

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Throwback: Binky Patrol

It's time to shine a spotlight on another knitting charity that was featured by KnittingforCharity.org in the past. Today we're looking at Binky Patrol, which was first featured at this website in July 2007. How's it doing today, nearly 8...

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Knitting Charity Bridget's Cradles Offers Comfort and Healing to Bereaved Families

I am very fortunate to have a larger readership that often lets me know about charities I had not heard about. But the knitting charity I am sharing with you today came from an entirely different source -- my husband....

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Freedom Landing: Knitting for Homeless and Transitioning Veterans

A reader named Chris thanked me via email for the recent article on Sharing Our Gifts and added, "I own the group 'Freedom Landing' (on Ravelry) and we are providing hats / scarves / washcloths / fingerless gloves and finally...

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South Carolina Charity Butterfly Ministry for Girls: Supporting Young Girls in Foster Care

South Carolinans, I have a charity that you may want to consider supporting! It's called the Butterfly Ministry for Girls, and it's a wonderful organization designed to offer care and hope to young girls in the foster care system....

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Charity Knitters Unite with Sharing Our Gifts

There seems to be two kinds of charity knitters in the world. One kind of knitter likes to knit just a few types of projects. This knitter often prefers to send these projects to either one or just a few...

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Throwback: Mother Bear Project

In July 2007, Knitting for Charity published an article about the Mother Bear Project. If you recall, this project knits teddy bears (all from the same World War II-era pattern) and distributes them to needy children all over Africa....

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Advice on Knitting for Homeless People, Part Two

Last week, I shared thoughts, suggestions, and guidelines on knitting for homeless people offered by Relief Share's Carol and Project Night Night's Leah. Today, I have more advice to offer courtesy of the Streetknit Project and Knitting Neighbors Together. Read...

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Advice on Knitting for Homeless People, Part One

I noticed that recently I have published many posts on Knitting for Charity about charities that help homeless people through knitting. It occurred to me that, with so many terrific charities, there was likely to be a great amount of...

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Bridge and Beyond: Knitting Charity Helping the Homeless in Ohio

Reader Sue let me know of a group in Ohio (my home state!) called Bridge and Beyond. This is a knitting charity that works to warm the homeless and others in need through a variety of projects, including afghans, hats,...

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Knitting Charity HC Kids Helps Children Change the World through Knitting

Recently I received an email from Canadian Aruna Neely, and her passionate words about her new knitting charity inspired me, as I hope they will you. I'm going to let her speak for her charity, HC Kids, for herself, because...

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Throwback: Looking Back at Knitting Charities - the Linus Project

Believe it or not, KnittingforCharity.org has been in existence since 2006! During this time we have featured so many knitting charities. Sometimes these charities are featured once and then not again, although they may be referred to again in the...

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Knitting Neighbors Together Helps the Homeless of Baltimore through Charity Knitting

Knitting Neighbors Together came together when Baltimore's Diana Chia participated in a homeless count. The many homeless people sleeping outside, struggling against the bitter cold, touched her heart....

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Knitting Charity Knitting Rays of Hope: Offering Hope through Hats

Knitting Rays of Hope is a knitting charity that began in California in 2012. The idea sprung from a woman named Pali when accompanying her sister-in-law to a chemotherapy treatment. There she realized that the hospital did not have many...

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Methodist Children's Homes Are Great Places for Charity Knitting

A few weeks ago, reader Kathy sent me an email asking me to add "Methodist Children's Home" to our list of children's charities. She added, "It is located in west Texas, and unlike the coast, where I live, they are...

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A New Knitting Charity to Support Premature Infants and Sleeping Angels

It is a bittersweet fact that many a knitting charity has been born and developed following a tragedy in a knitter's life. While human suffering is always a tragedy, it is a testament to the human spirit that so many...

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Project Linus UK: Offering Blankets to Needy Children since 2000

Project Linus is a very well-known charity organization that donates handmade blankets to children. They have been in existence since 1995, distributing security blankets to thousands of needy children all over the United States....

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Want Your Charity Knitting to Benefit Cancer Patients? Knit for Halos of Hope

We've mentioned knitting charity Halos of Hope many times in the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter. However, it wasn't until recently that I realized it had not actually been featured here at KnittingforCharity.org....

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Knit Prayer Shawls for Military Families with Prayer Shawls for Fallen Soldiers

"I don't know if you are familiar with, or have already mentioned Prayer Shawls for Fallen Soldiers," wrote reader Nancy. "It is now under new administrators but over 6,000 prayer shawls have been contributed to families of American military personnel...

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Offer Support and Love to Special Olympians via Charity Knitting through the Special Olympics Scarf Project

Sometimes charity knitting organizations just seem to take on lives of their own. The Special Olympics Scarf Project is just such an organization....

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Give Cancer Patients Comfort and Hope through Knitting Charity Ears to You

In 2008, Ruth Crane was diagnosed with breast cancer. The battle against her illness included the usual hardships of chemotherapy and emotional difficulty. She made the decision early to attempt to remain as positive as possible in the face of...

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Emily's Hats for Hope Uses Charity Knitting to Warm the Homeless and Working Poor All Over the World

In December 2011, Emily Kubin of New Jersey wanted to reach out and help the homeless and working poor in her community of Morristown. She began knitting hats, scarves, and other winter accessories for them and invited others to do...

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Charity Knitters Help Knitted Knockers Spread to the UK

It has been such a privilege to join up with charity knitters all around the world! Since taking over Knitting for Charity and the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter, I have heard from knitters everywhere: all over the United States, United Kingdom,...

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Charity Knitting Helps Cancer Patients through Southeast Florida Head Huggers/Caps & Wraps

In 2013, the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter introduced charity knitting readers to Southeast Florida Head Huggers, also known as Caps & Wraps. Today I hope to reintroduce you to this group and remind you of the great work they do in...

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Australian Knitting Charity Wrapped with Love Offers Handmade Blankets to Nursing Home and Palliative Care Residents

A brand-new Australian knitting charity that you may want to turn your attention to is called Wrapped with Love. This charity's aim is simple: collect handmade blankets and distribute them to individuals in palliative care and nursing homes....

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Knitting Charity Nitalia's Blankets Offer Warmth and Support to Kids Fighting Childhood Cancer

Very recently, I received a heads-up from reader Nancy about a knitting charity called Nitalia's Blankets. This terrific organization is a branch of the Arizona-based childhood cancer research program known as the Purple Society....

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Tips and Patterns for Charity Knitting for the Elderly

Knitting Nuggets reader Janet wrote recently with the following request: "I make things for elderly people living in my neighborhood, so knitted items for the elderly would be welcome."...

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UK Knitting Charity the Newborn Appeal: Helping Babies Get a Strong Start in Life

We received the following information from Joan, a resident of one of the Canary Islands who is originally from the United Kingdom, and specifically Liverpool. The Liverpool Women's Hospital is the home of The Newborn Appeal, and its goal is...

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Charity Knitting as an Educational Tool: Knitted Uteri to Train Ethiopian Midwives

Charity knitting usually offers its benefits in practical and tangible ways: warming heads, hands, feet, and bodies through hats, mittens, socks, and blankets. But would you ever imagine charity knitting to offer its benefits in educational ways?...

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Charity Knitting Helps Orphaned Baby Songbirds through WildCare's Baby Birds Nest Craft-Along

Humans aren't the only ones who can benefit from charity knitting; often, animals can too. Even wild animals can, in many cases, especially those that are sick or orphaned and being nursed back to health by wildlife rehabilitators....

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Charity Knitters from All over the World Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Tanzanian Infants through Knitz Tanzania

Social media and the Internet have given us charity knitters the opportunity of a lifetime. No longer must we stick to knitting for charity only for our own communities, our own states or provinces, or even our own countries. Now...

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Charity Knitting Supports the Needy and Offers Companionship through Stitches of Love in Eastern Tennessee

Do you live in eastern Tennessee and hunger for companionship with your charity knitting? Are you a Tennessean who would love to support organizations in your own state with your charity knitting? If the answer to either question is "yes,"...

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Knitting Bunnies Supports New Mothers and Their Babies through Little Bunnies

Do you like knitting bunnies? Would you like to help new mothers and their babies? Do you live in New Jersey or New York? If so, we have the organization for you!...

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Afghan and Blanket Squares - the Perfect Charity Knitting Projects

Afghan and blanket squares are such wonderful charity knitting projects. Many qualities make them great charity projects: they take very little time, are great stash-busters, are fun ways to try new stitches, and when joined together make beautiful kaleidoscopes of...

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Support Veterans with the Knitting Charity Knots for Freedom

Knots for Freedom is a relatively new knitting charity that is working to bring cheer to disabled veterans in San Diego, California. They are producing skull caps and lap blankets as a way to say "thank you" for their years...

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Support Homeless Teens by Knitting for Hats for Homeless Teens

In 2008, Hats for Homeless Teens was launched by a mother whose own daughter had received help from a local homeless shelter. When she passed away, she decided to begin making hats for other troubled teenagers in her memory....

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Knitting Charity Threads of Compassion Offers Support to Survivors of Sexual Violence

Since 2005, knitting charity Threads of Compassion has provided support, comfort, and solidarity to victims of sexual violence all across the country through hand-knitted and hand-crocheted scarves....

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The GKI Northern Lights Project Knitting Charity Helps Make Lives Better for First Nation Children

In the United States, many a knitting charity has worked toward bettering life for Native American reservations; in Canada, the same can be said for First Nation communities. One such charity is the GKI Northern Lights Project. This organization provides...

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UK Charity Knitters Can Help Bereaved Parents through the Tatty Rose Tiny Hats Project

We appreciate our UK charity knitters so much. They are just as eager and dedicated about knitting for charity as are our American friends. So it's always a pleasure to identify knitting charities that operate out of the UK....

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Help Teens Knitting for Charity - Join the Knitting Revolution

Here's a great story about a teenager who is knitting for charity -- and she wants to start a knitting revolution!...

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Charity Knitting Goes to the Dogs (and Cats)

At KnittingforCharity.org, we don't just love charity knitting for human beings; we love to knit for our furry friends, too....

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Knitting for Homeless Teens at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center

Knitting for homeless is a common and sadly necessary ongoing charity project. We knit for adults, for children, for anyone who is, for whatever reason, without a home and in desperate need of some warmth, comfort, and love....

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Knitting for the Elderly through Sunshine International Blankets of Love

Knitting for the elderly is a wonderful charity knitting project to consider. People who can no longer live independently and move into assisted living homes often become quite lonely. The loss of independence can be devastating to anyone, young or...

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November -- and Any Other Month -- Is a Great Time to Knit Preemie Hats

It just so happens that the month of November is National Prematurity Awareness Month -- what better time is there to knit preemie hats? We have also only just discovered a wonderful organization that is devoted to distributing preemie hats...

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Hats and More for War-Torn Syria Takes Your Charity Knitting to Needy Syrian Refugee Children

Given the ongoing fighting in Syria and the thousands of refugees flooding the surrounding nations, this is a crucial time for charity knitting for Syrian refugees. Recently we introduced our readers to Lily - Love in the Language of Yarn,...

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Charity Knitting for Project 40 Brightens the Lives of Nursing Home Residents

We love to knit for babies and children and even animals, but sometimes one population is neglected in charity knitting: the nursing home population. It is estimated that as many as 6 percent of the entire population of the United...

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UK Charity Knitters Can Support Parents of Babies Gone Too Soon with Lisa's Stars

Knitting for Charity and the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter have a lot of readers who are UK charity knitters, and we frequently receive questions about charities in the United Kingdom. So, Brits and Anglophiles alike, this charity is for you!...

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Charity Knitting Can Help Impoverished Mothers in Africa Provide for Their Babies

Charity knitting for developing countries is a wonderful way to give back to the world. One such charity that offers the chance to do just that is Greenfields Africa. This remarkable organization works directly with African communities to better their...

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Make a Tremendous Difference in the Lives of Native Americans through Charity Knitting

If you have limited time for charity knitting, perhaps you have wondered what you could do to make the biggest impact with the least amount of time or resources. I have one possible solution for you: knit for Native Americans....

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Your Charity Knitting Can Help Syrian Refugees through Lily - Love in the Language of Yarn

Charity knitting is all about helping people utilizing the craft we love the most. So when I learned about a charity called Lily - Love in the Language of Yarn, I was intrigued. And when I read more about it,...

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Spread the Word about Knit Around the World, a New Charity Knitting Organization

The sheer amount of good that a charity knitting organization can do is sometimes rather staggering. Charity knitting organizations can warm children in cold parts of the world; warm and comfort people who are homeless or poverty-stricken; raise awareness and...

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Wool-Aid: Charity Knitters Helping Children

All over the world, children from infancy to teenage-hood are in need, and it is only natural for charity knitters to want to help. The group of charity knitters who comprise Wool-Aid felt this need strongly enough to dedicate their...

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Join Love Squared, a Knitting Charity Supporting and Warming Homeless Children

Love Squared is an amazing and relatively new knitting charity with the goal of reaching out to homeless children. Since May 2011, founder Leah has invited knitters and crocheters to create blankets with her out of 8-inch squares....

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Match Charity Knitting Projects with Worthy Organizations with Giving Artfully

Have you ever wished there was an easy way to find out, at a glance, what kind of charity knitting projects were needed, and by which knitting charities? Instead of going through Google with "knitting charity hats" or "knitting charity...

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Craft for the Purple Stitch Project and Help Epileptic Children

For epileptic children, life with their condition can feel isolating. They can feel as though they aren't control of their own bodies and can't fully participate in the world around them....

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Nimble Fingers on the Prairie Accepts Charity Knitting for Needy Children

During the winter holidays, you often see clothing drives that seem tailor-made for charity knitting. I personally have seen mitten trees, scarf trees, hat trees, and even sock trees - all drives seeking warm winter clothing for children in need....

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Interested in Knitting for Armed Forces? Support Warmth for Warriors

If you are interested in knitting for armed forces to show your support, Warmth for Warriors is a great cause to support....

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Charity Knitters Can Support Overseas Troops through Operation Caregiver

Operation Caregiver provides a wonderful way for charity knitters to support troops. Active duty troops, as you may know, often live in the most primitive conditions possible. They must get by with very few creature comforts and a necessary forgoing...

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Knit for Charity for the D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade and Offer Dignity to Victims of Leprosy

We knit for charity for so many reasons. We want to make a difference. We want to let others know that when they are suffering, they are not alone. We want to clothe and bring warmth to those who need...

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Knit for Kids Sends Your Handknit Sweaters for Children to Impoverished Children Worldwide

If you enjoy knitting sweaters for children, you may want to consider providing to a knitting charity that has been around for many years....

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Knitting Sweaters for Help Kids India Keeps Indian Children Warm

Although knitting sweaters for charity takes a little longer than most charity knitting projects, there's something special about the process. With more time spent knitting, you can put your whole heart into it, your true focus, and when your recipient...

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Military Knitting: Help Soldiers with Knitting and More

Military knitting charities are some of my favorites to support. It's a wonderful feeling to know you are contributing to both the physical and emotional well-being of the overseas troops who do so much to help people like you and...

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Contribute to Project Night Night and Help Homeless Children Sleep in Comfort

How much of a problem is homeless children in America? It is a wretching and sobering statistic: 1 out of 50 American children will be homeless in their lifetime. Homelessness in adults is tragic in itself; factor in homeless children,...

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Give Children a Smile through the Children's Charity "Don't Be Afraid... I Am Here"

Nothing makes my heart ache more than the need for a children's charity. On the other hand, nothing makes me want to act more, either, and I'll bet you're the same way. Recently I found an amazing way to help...

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Knit for the Lemonade Blanket Project and Help Support Kids Fighting Childhood Cancer

You may have heard of Alex's Lemonade Stand, a fundraising campaign to fight childhood cancer that was begun by a little girl named Alex. Alex had cancer, and she decided to start a lemonade stand to help fund a cure...

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Lend a Hand to Former Foster Children through the Red Scarf Project and Foster Care to Success

When I first learned of the Red Scarf Project, I thought, "oh, what a cute idea - knitting scarves for foster children heading off to college." But the more I learned about this extraordinary charity, the more I realized that...

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Knots of Love Distributes Chemo Caps All Over North America

Knots of Love has been in existence since 2007, offering beautifully knit and crocheted chemo caps to patients with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses all over the country. This wonderful charity unites crafters with patients and their families, helping those...

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Sheila's Shawls and Paul's Scarves Helps Victims of Domestic Violence Violence

Sadly, the victims of domestic violence are not restricted to the women, children, and even men who are abused by their partners or parents. When domestic violence ends in death, it touches children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends. Those...

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Your Charity Knitting Continues to Benefit Natural Disaster Victims through Blankets for the Gulf

Does charity knitting for a hurricane-stricken area seem like a now-or-never proposition? Sometimes it seems as though when we hear about a catastrophic hurricane, we have only a little time to act in our charity knitting efforts....

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Join Click for Babies and Help Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

Click for Babies is a public health initiative that allows knitters and crocheters to support Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention. While some may be aware of Shaken Baby Syndrome and know that shaking a baby is dangerous and harmful, many others...

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Stitches of Love - a Knitting Charity Supporting All in Need

Stitches of Love is a knitting charity that supports the physical and emotional needs of many. Nearly anyone in a difficult situation in life -- whether it is a difficult pregnancy, a premature birth, a stillbirth, a financial struggle, or...

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Recovery Buddies Encourages You to Knit for Charity to Help People in Recovery

If you love to knit for charity because you enjoy using your hobby to really touch the lives of others and make a difference in a dramatic way, then I think you're going to be really excited about this charity....

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Blankets For Deployed Daddies Connects Children With Fathers Overseas

Blankets for Deployed Daddies is a unique knitting charity. The principle is fairly common and will be familiar to most charity knitters: knitting baby blankets to comfort small children whose fathers are overseas. This charity, though, takes things a step...

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Contribute to the Walking with Orphans Knitting Charity and Touch the Lives of Needy Orphans

Walking with Orphans (formerly the Eastern European Russian Orphanages Project) started life as a knitting charity formed via Ravelry in 2010. Now, it continues to send hand-knitted items to orphans living in the coldest and most destitute areas of Eastern...

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Afghans for Wounded Soldiers Takes Your Charity Knitting to Returning Troops

Knitting squares is such a wonderful charity knitting project. They're quick, easy, and don't use up much yarn (unless you knit a lot of them!). Squares for afghans are used for so many different knitting charities, for many different purposes....

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Knit for Charity Every Year With Knit Michigan's Annual Event

If you live in Michigan, and you love to knit for charity, Knit Michigan is a knitting charity with a very worthwhile mission that you may want to consider supporting....

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Diversify Your Knitting for Charity When You Knit with Springfield Stitches for a Cause

Knitting for charity is especially enjoyable when it helps you feel connected to others. Not only connected to a cause, though that of course a great feeling, but also to other people who are dedicated to the same goals and...

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Cast On With Casting Off the Cold

With Casting Off the Cold, it doesn't matter if you're in Trinidad or Canada, you're going to make a difference. Hobby knitter Sally Karamath was born in Trinidad, where her family frequently helped the poor and homeless. After moving to...

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Street Knit Keeps Toronto Warm

The good folks of Street Knit do what knitters do best: share their talents and dedication with people in need. Every year in Toronto, hundreds of people freeze to death in the harsh Canadian winters because they have nowhere to...

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The Humble Stitch Project Warms Hundreds of Homeless

The Humble Stitch Project is another wonderful grassroots knitting charity. Its members are everyday people with families, day jobs, and obligations who nonetheless make time for charity knitting because they know how much a humble stitch matters. Like so many...

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Everyone Deserves a Smile From Charity Knitting

Everyone Deserves a Smile is a Vancouver based knitting charity built upon the simple idea that kindness grows. It calls itself a grassroots knitting charity and welcomes knitters of any age or description, as well as non-knitters who just want...

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Throw Your Heart into Handmade Especially for You

Handmade Especially For You: words we all love to hear. If you're a knitter, they're probably words you've uttered many times, and seen the smiles that come in response. But what if you'd never received a single gift in your...

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A Ray of Hope for British Babies

Sometimes it's fun to see what knitting charities other countries have, and Ray of Hope is one of the best. It's a British knitting charity that started with a small group of determined individuals and widened to include people from...

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Partnership for Africa Changes Lives

Partnership for Africa is a big charity. They aren't like some of the knitting charities we've covered, which are smaller, individually-led, and tackling local problems. Partnership for Africa is a dedicated organization with a single overriding goal: to help Kenyan...

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Anam Cara Knits For The Smallest Tornado Victims

Anam Cara is an organization dedicated to helping children touched by natural disasters, particularly tornadoes. Lately it seems like there are more natural disasters than ever before, both at home and abroad. We all feel for those who survive (and...

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Relief Share Shares It All

Relief Share knits more than baby cocoons, but the cocoons really set them apart -- there just aren't many charities out there whose mission includes cocooning infants!...

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Knit a Square Knits for Joy

Ever heard of Knit a Square? Surprisingly, I hadn't! It's a big charity with lots of support, and it does amazing work, so when I found out about it, I realized I had to write about it immediately....

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Knit for Japan and Make a Difference

Knit for Japan was only a matter of time. After all, knitters are creative people who really understand the difference a hand knit item can make in a person's life, and they're generous people who are always looking to help...

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The Preemie Project Knitting Charity

What is the Preemie Project? It's a great way for knitters to show their compassion and help premature infants and their families. You can't go wrong when you're helping the world's littlest children through those tough first weeks and months....

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Calypso's Ocean Provides Remembrance for Lost Angels

Calypso's Ocean is a fairly unique charity in the world of infant knitting. There are many charities dedicated to preemies, to stillborns, to SIDS, and the like -- but not many who target neonatal death. Neonatal death refers to babies...

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Hats for Hunger Brings Hope and Warmth

Hats for Hunger is an extraordinary knitting charity. What makes it so special? Many things, but especially the fact that a nine year old boy started it up. We've featured articles about kids and knitting for charity before, but I...

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Knitted Knockers: The Name Says it All

When I first heard of Knitted Knockers, I thought, you've got to be kidding me. A charity that actually knits fake breasts? It just sounded too crazy to be real. But the more I've learned about Knitted Knockers, the more...

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Knitting Charities Wrap Others with Love

There are many different knitting charities, all started for different reasons to help different people. This charity is different too. Wrap with Love is full of 'nons' -- non-profit, non-denominational, non-racist, and non-political. All this group wants to accomplish with...

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Canadians Knit for Charity to Help the Smallest Victims

When tragedy strikes, the first to suffer are the children. To offer comfort and speed healing, the Canadian chapter of Teddies for Tragedies is coming to the rescue. So far, the Canadian chapter has sent over 1,000 teddies to children...

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Join the Oddball Knitters and Knit for Charity

If you want to knit for charity and be in the company of some wonderful people, you need to join the Oddball Charity Knitters on Ralvery. What's so odd about them? Find out....

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Knitting Charities Keep Canadians Warm

Canada is a cold place. Perhaps that's why knitting charities like Blankets for Canada have grown. Or perhaps it's because of the exceptional organizational skills of Nancy Panting, the founder of Blankets for Canada. Or...perhaps it the kind-hearted volunteers who...

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Knitting Charities in Missouri Need Your Help

The 'Show Me' state of Missouri has shown us how great they are with all their knitting charities. Now it's time for us to show them some love and help them help others. Here are some great ways to show...

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Land of 10,000 Lakes or 10,000 Knitting Charities?

Minnesota is known for being the Land of 10,000 Lakes but it could easily change its name to the Land of 10,000 Knitting Charities! If you're looking for knitting charities to join in the great state of Minnesota, look no...

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Want to Become an Angel? Join Knitting Charities

There are knitting charities and then there are knitting charities. All knitting charities are good but some go way above and beyond the call of duty. Such is the case with the Crafty Angels. This group is one busy group...

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Join a Knitting Charity and Save Lives

If you've visited Knitting for Charity before, you know that I think all knitting charities are wonderful and support great causes. We feature knitting charities around the country that benefit people around the world. But every so often, I come...

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Knit for Charity -- Help the Hat Box Foundation

The Hat Box Foundation is a non-profit organization that makes and distributes hand-made hats to people with cancer. They firmly believe that something made from the heart helps heal the human spirit. Every hat is made by volunteers from across...

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Knitting Charity for Breast Cancer Patients

If you're looking for a knitting charity that's just a little bit different, how about Knitting for Knockers! Yep...it's just what you think. This fun knitting project is for charity, but with a twist. Learn how these women are knitting...

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Support Our Wounded Heroes by Joining this Knitting Charity

I truly believe that any knitting charity is a worthwhile charity. Anytime you take your precious time to help someone in need, you are contributing to society in a meaningful way. One way to help people who need and deserve...

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Knit for Charity and Help Kids Read

Want to knit for charity but don't know where to start? Many different knitting charities exist to choose from and find loads of great charities to join on this site. Looking for something a little different and fun, why not...

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Join Lilybugs -- Charity Knitting for Babies

Who doesn't love charity knitting for babies? Ask any knitter and one of her favorite things to knit are cute little baby items. A quick task and you get to use the softest and prettiest yarns available. What could be...

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Bring Joy to Mariners at Christmas with This Knitting Charity

Bring love, comfort, and joy to lonely mariners at Christmas time with this knitting charity. Not everyone has the luxury of being home with family and friends during the holidays. Some hard-working souls must keep working so the rest of...

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Help Diabetics with Knitting Charities

Knitting charities abound. This is good. Being kind to one another and helping those in need should be something everyone does. Knitters certainly seem to do their part with all the charity knitting they are involved in, but there is...

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Knitting for Charity Comfort Doll Project

I love knitting for charity. There's nothing like the feeling you get when you know that the gift you are making is bringing joy, happiness, and comfort -- especially if it's to a child. That's exactly what this knitting project...

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Can You Knit a Square Just One Square?

Not only do I love knitting -- I love knitting charities. Knitting projects to use in my home is good. Knitting gifts for loved ones is better, but knowing my knitting is going to help others, especially children, is the...

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Camp Allen: Supporting Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Camp Allen's slogan says it all: Camp Allen -- Discovering abilities since 1931 There are simply not enough places like Camp Allen. Do you know anyone with a developmental disability? Are you acquainted with a family raising a developmentally disabled...

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Healing in All Shades of Pink

All Shades of Pink brings comfort and hope to those with breast cancer. When you hear All Shades of Pink, you probably think of breast cancer -- and rightly so. Pink has become the color of choice for fighting this...

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From the Heart of Texas to a Child's Hands

Whether you live in Texas or New Hampshire, From the Heart of Texas provides a great opportunity for charity knitting Like so many other groups of charitable knitters, From the Heart of Texas started out with a group of friends...

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Bunny Knits Might Mean More Than You Think

Put your needles to work for neglected animals with bunny knits! When you think of bunny knits, you probably think of, well, knitting bunnies -- in other words, toys for small children. And while that's a worthwhile goal, that's not...

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Project H.A.N.D.S. Builds Friendships and Helps Those in Need

Project H.A.N.D.S. links the elderly and the very young, providing homeless children with knitted items. Project H.A.N.D.S is the brainchild of residents from the Retirement Housing Foundation, who wanted a way to give back to the community. Their initial efforts...

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Life 2 Orphans Brings new Life to Ukrainian Orphanages

Life 2 Orphans works with some of the neediest children in the world: those trapped in orphanages in Ukraine. The statistics are frightening: within a year of leaving the orphanage, 15% of Ukrainian orphans commit suicide. Those who don't usually...

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Bonnie Babies: Helping to Nurture Premature Children

Bonnie Babies is there when grieving or frightened parents need to know someone cares. There's nothing as hard as watching a premature baby struggle to survive. Bonnie Babies makes that struggle just a bit easier by providing blankets and other...

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Project Angel Kisses Gives Hope to Families With Premature Babies

Project Angel Kisses aims to knit tiny kisses of joy for families with preemie babes! Project Angel Kisses aims to make sure that every parent of a premature child knows that someone is thinking about them and praying for their...

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Clothing Babies with Stitches from the Heart

Premature babies have enough strikes against them, so Stitches from the Heart does its best to send them home with comfy knitted goodies. Knitters, here's your next case: Stitches from the Heart. This California-based non-profit distributes tiny knitted blankets and...

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Socks for Soldiers Puts Socks on the Wartime Feet

New socks are always welcome in any wartime situation, which is why Socks for Soldiers wants to knit a pair for every soldier fighting the War on Terror. All soldiers yearn for care packages from home, and Socks for Soldiers...

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Nurturing Newborns in Need

Premature and newborn babies have a champion in Newborns in Need, which provides everything our littlest ones require, included knitted clothing. Newborns in Need is a most deserving charity, dedicated as it is to fulfilling the needs of premature and...

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Bringing History Alive with Knit Your Bit

During World War II, volunteer knitters were crucial to the war effort. Now they're back at it. Knit Your Bit may be one of the youngest knitting charities out there, but it has a sterling pedigree: its founders patterned it...

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Heavenly Angels in Need: Help for Grieving Parents

Few things are more crushing than the death of a child, especially an infant. But when you need them, Heavenly Angels in Need is there to help shoulder the burden. Some knitting charities touch the heart more than others, and...

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Hats for the Homeless: Keeping NYC Warm

It's bad enough to be homeless, and not having warm clothes just adds injury to insult. That's why Hats for the Homeless provides warm knitted items to the homeless of New York City. Think, for a moment, how cold you...

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How Christmas at Sea Helps Mariners Stay Warm

Working on ocean-going vessels is hard, dangerous work, and it's doubly hard in the winter. But Christmas at Sea doesn't let our merchant mariners go forgotten. Christmas at Sea might sound like the title of a lost "Love Boat" episode,...

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Let's Warm Up America! One Square at a Time

From the humblest of origins, Warm Up America! has matured into the best known and largest of American knitting charities. If you can knit a square, you can knit for Warm Up America! It's as simple as that. Maybe that's...

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The Ships Project: Remembering the Troops Far From Home

Wherever American soldiers are stationed in the War on Terror, the Ships Project is there with comfortable knitted items to lift their spirits. It can be hard for a soldier to serve overseas, wondering if anyone back home appreciates what...

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Remembering American Soldiers With Little Red Sweaters

As the American death toll in the Iraq War continues to climb, a charity called Red Sweaters documents the soldier's ultimate sacrifice, one little red sweater at a time. Red Sweaters is one knitting charity that, unlike most, everyone will...

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Care Wear Helps Welcome Preemies into the World

Care Wear gives the tiniest newborns a "head" start with knitted caps made just for them. Have you ever tried knitting a hat for a head the size of a lime? That's one of the challenges faced daily by Care...

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Hugs for Homeless Animals Gives Critters Knitted Love, Too

At Hugs for Homeless Animals, knitted Snuggles make life a little easier for the residents of animal shelters. Homeless critters have it tough. Even in the most humane of shelters, they face overcrowding, Spartan surroundings, and boring lives. With Snuggles...

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Caps for Kids Warms Both Heads and Hearts

An inspired solution to a simple problem, Caps For Kids is the ideal charity for knitters with leftover yarn and lots of compassion. We've all bought an extra ball of yarn for insurance, only to find out it didn't fit...

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Mother Bear Project to the Rescue

Even as HIV/AIDS ravages South Africa, the Mother Bear Project is there to brighten the lives of sad children with hand-knitted bears. Anyone who doubts that knitting can make the world a better place should take a good, long look...

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How Binky Patrol Brings Hope to Suffering Kids

The goal of Binky Patrol is to give every needy child their own security blanket -- no matter who they are, or what they're going through. Break out those needles, folks, it's time to knit a Binky or two. And...

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The Linus Project: Love, Comfort and Security for Children in Need

Why more than 1,347,720 knit baby blanket patterns have been used for the Linus Project Well, okay, there haven't actually been that many knit baby blanket PATTERNS, but there HAVE been that many knit baby blankets donated through this organization...

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