Sharing your knitting

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.

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