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    Default Does anyone knit or crochet for charity?

    I was just wondering if anyone knits or crochets for charity on a regular basis? I used to, then stopped for a while, now I'm starting to again. Right now I'm concentrating on the troops and the animal shelter.

    Then I thought with Christmas coming it might be nice to do a few things for elderly at the nursing home.
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    I do. Every year I make at least 12 matching hats/scarves for the homeless. I'd like to learn how to make mittens (it's on my to do list!) There is a charity here that distrubutes them. Luckily there is a knitting shop that I can drop them off at nearby that makes sure they get to the charity downtown.
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    Yep. Our county has a sick and displaced (foster) child program for which I knit 'blankies' for kids. Plus a couple of other sick-children's hospitals.

    There is a project called Linus Project (or Project Linus, lol--not sure) that takes donations also.

    I should start doing the hats and scarves and mittens for shelters. But right now ALL is set aside for Christmas gift knitting. Sigh.

    If I could just get my right thumb to stop being arthritic, I could knit faster---and more often! Aspirin helps.

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    My mil crochets dolls and teddy bears for the police officers to carry intheir cars; blankets, booties, and hats for preemies at their local hospital; Project Linus; and then one where they send angels and butterflies to those who are having a rough patch in their life.

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    I work at a hosptial and we have a co-worker who makes all the newborn hats for the babies, so cute!!

    I can only do one stitch for crocheting so, I am pretty limited to blankets only right now, but I am going to learn (someday)!!!

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    It's so nice and inspirational to hear all the nice things you guys are doing! Sometimes, I just wish there were more hours to my day!!

    I just got my order of mill ends and I can't wait so start turning it into something helpful for someone who can use some knit and/or crochet hugs!
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    I have knit blankets for Project Linus and should look into what else I can make. I need to finish all the Christmas projects first though.

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    I knit some dish clothes up with a kitty motif I want to donate to the local PAWS thrift boutique. (free patterns from knittingpatterncentral.com)

    When I make more I'll take them in but everything crafty is on hold with my house going on the market.

    I also want to make some tote bags to donate as more and more people are bringing their own bags and I thought they might sell for them.

    I have taken 4 car loads of donations to PAWS as I prepare the house. It's easier to get rid of things knowing they are going to benefit the animals

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    I do items for the nursing homes in our area, the homeless shelter, Pine Ridge Reservation and Balboa's babies.

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    I try to do quite a bit of charity work but I know a lot of times I fall short.

    Project Linus
    Homemade Afghans Project (for troops)
    Knit your Bit Campaign

    I also make hats and blankets to donate to the NICU and I just recently decided to start making hat & scarf sets to donate to the local elementary schools to give out to students that don't have those things.

    I really wish I had time to do more and my goal for next year is to up my charity work production. Not add on another charity but do more for the ones I support currently.

    BTW all this is crochet. I don't knit.

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    I belong to a group that sews for charity,we make fleece blankets and pillowcases for a women's shelter and blankets,clothing etc.for babies.We also do fleece blankets and bandanas for the humane society.I think I am going to start knitting hats for the unemployed help centre.We use donated fabrics,sometimes we get really good deals at garage sales and we get leftover yarn from friends.
    Yes I too could use more hours in the day for my crafts.

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    I have not made anything for charity yet, but I would like to. When I was pregnant with DS#1, I was on all kinds of government help, and I received several blankets donated from project linus.

    I have my sights set on wheelchair/walker bags to donate to a nursing home. I found a neat pattern at my recycled bags.com

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    I crochet and knit 8" squares for Knit a Square, make baby bootees and childrens ghans for the hospital and a few burial gowns. I am also crocheting ghans for my 16 grandchildren so I am kept busy....

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    I want to, but I am not experienced enough yet. I sew for Newborns in Need, and once I can knit clothing for babies, I will do that too.

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    I knit and sew for charity. My knitting goes to the church to distribute where it feels it's appropriate. Right now it's an inner city native ministry in another city. But it has been hats and mitts to local children too.

    I sew newborn gowns and embellish them for burying babies that die soon after birth. Parents have a hard time finding clothes to bury them in.

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