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.