Thursday, December 22, 2011

Newborns In Need

Newborns In Need Chapters serve their own communities by contacting local agencies, hospitals and shelters and provide items wherever needed. Volunteers meet monthly to cut, sew, knit, crochet, pack and organize these care items throughout their geographic area. Made up of hand-made and store bought items, these donations are delivered each month to waiting recipients.

Newborns In Need
Chapters by State
Patterns for crocheting, knitting & sewing

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cancer Turbans

This information comes from the January, 2012, Guideposts magazine. A group of women called The Turban Ladies, began making turbans for cancer patients. The link below will take you to the information needed to make these pieces.


Project Linus!

Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Bloomington, Illinois. National President Carol Babbitt and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Both have been involved with the organization since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers. They also maintain a very busy Central Illinois chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. 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.

Check out the patterns links >>>here<<<.
Check out Project Linus chapters by State >>>here<<<.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tanner's Totes

Tanner’s Totes, Inc. is an IRS Approved, publicly supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is designed to aid pre-teens and teenagers who are undergoing long term treatment in the hospital.

The idea for Tanner’s Totes Inc. came to be from the desire of Tanner James Smith of Alpharetta, Georgia. In March of 1992, Tanner’s dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage IV. In July of 1993, his dad received a bone marrow transplant. Tanner’s father is cancer free today, but suffers greatly since 1993 from a disease known as Graft vs. Host. This disease has disabled Tanner’s dad, yet he never misses any of the daily events in Tanner’s life.

When Tanner was in the fourth grade, he wrote a paper entitled My Three Wishes. Along with wishing for a golden retriever, and to become a professional basketball player, Tanner wished to make kids with cancer laugh. He ended the paper stating that if any of his wishes could truly come true, he would want to cheer up kids that have cancer. Tanner again wrote of this desire in the sixth grade. In November of 2002, at the age of twelve, the first delivery to “cheer up kids with cancer” began. After contacting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, it was shared with us their strong desire to have something for the preteens and teenagers. They needed items to brighten their day, as well as something to carry items in from treatment to treatment, thus “Tanner’s Totes".

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Pink Slipper Project

From their blog...

The Pink Slipper Project is an endeavor to warm the hearts and the toes of women and children living in shelters. Our goal is to provide hand-made slippers to as many women and children that we possibly can, adding new challenges throughout the year. As time and donations allow, we will open our arms wide to as many women’s and children’s shelters that we can provide for.

Not only will a pair of handmade slippers help keep the recipients warm, when some have had to leave their home suddenly without any belongings, but will also be a daily reminder that someone cared enough about them to make something special just for them. A simple kindness goes a long way in the healing process.

Your slipper contribution does not need to be pink, and the slippers do not need to be made using our one seam rag slipper pattern, but they do need to be handmade, warm and, of course, new. Whether it be one pair of slipper you are donating or 20, your contribution is just as important.

>>>Click here for blog<<<

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bundles of Love

Here's a great opportunity to donate those handmade baby items to a wonderful organization!

Read through the information at >>>this site<<< for exactly what they need.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Snuggles Project

Always wanted to help at an animal shelter, but didn't know how. If you knit, crochet, or sew here's a way. Snuggles Project has patterns on there website to use to make mats for the puppies and kittens in shelters.  Check out the site >>here<<.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bags 4 Kids

Being the mother of three adopted children, I fully understand the focus of children in foster care. These kids get moved from one foster home to another, with all their belongings in a garbage bag. What a feeling that must be for them. Many of these kids have only the clothes on their backs when they are removed from their biological home, or taken from the local police station.

Bags 4 Kids provide tote bags, back packs, duffle bags and/or diaper bags with necessity type items to help children through the transition. There is a mission statement that describes their way of helping, and also a list of ways you can help.  (Click on the link at the beginning of this paragraph to go to their website.)

They are located in California, but I'm guessing that most states have some sort of organization that does this, if you can't help Bags 4 Kids.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Comfort Kits!

Over the last three years Guideposts Outreach has distributed over 38,000 Comfort Kits to children in over 100 hospitals. With your help, we can reach children in their greatest moments of need. We can let them know that someone loves them—and that God in heaven loves them most of all.


Craft Hope!

Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.

>>>LINK<<< to CraftHope

Lots of ways to help, especially if you are a crafter.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

One Warm Coat

A One Warm Coat drive is an easy and convenient way to help people in need in your community. Our goal is to provide any person in need with a warm coat, free of charge. We want to help you or your organization create a successful and fun event.

Check out their website for locations to donate coats. ALSO, many organizations like women's shelters, Salvation Army, school districts, also have drives where you can donate coats.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Warm Hearts - Warm Babies!

They are a group of kind-hearted volunteers that help to make life easier for Colorado's tiniest citizens. They sew, knit, crochet, and quilt for premature infants and babies in need. They donate to hospitals, crisis pregnancy centers, shelters, law enforcement agencies, foster care, WIC offices, and individuals across much of the state of Colorado. All of their gifts are donated free of charge and 100% of what they receive in donations goes to help the babies.

To get more information click >>here<<.