If you’re new to charity and activist knitting, here are some ideas for finding welcoming homes for your hand-knit gifts.
Your local yarn shop may have a charity knitting group or work with local charities. If you can’t find anything in your area, check out these national and international organizations:
- Afghans for Afghans. A humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and garments to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.
- Craftism: Because Craft is Political. A knitting blog with a huge list of resources for charity and activist knitting.
- Revolutionary Knitting Circle. A Canadian group using knitting as a peaceful demonstration against corporate greed and to try to increase social justice and the health of the environment.
- Project Linus. A non-profit organization that provides hand-made blankets and quilts to children of all ages in need.
- Warming Families. A group serving the needs of the homeless and displaced by donating blankets and other warm items to shelters.
- City Worm. An inspiring site about using knitting to promote awareness about the environment.
Each month, I will post new links and profile one oustanding knitting activist or charity knitting organization. If you have anyone to nominate, please let me know by adding your nominee to the comments page. Please include your email address so I can contact you with follow-up questions.