We’ve all seen the heart-rending images from the Middle East and Europe as of late. We wish we could help, but the massive scale of suffering is so daunting. How does one even start?
But what if we joined together? What if we collectively pooled our crafting skills, time and money to help those in need – both locally and across the world? As crocheters and knitters, we are perfect for this mission, because the nature of our craft inherently lends itself to giving.
Are you ready to help? Join us as we craft to give back!
Additionally, your local charity could win big! At the end of the campaign, one lucky charity will be chosen from your heartfelt project photos to receive $500. Make sure to tag or mention the name of your charity on your photo.
Knit Picks will be donating blankets, sweaters, hats and mittens to local charities in the Portland, OR area. Here Jenny and I are valiantly attempting to hold up the surprisingly heavy stacks of projects:
We were embarrassingly out of breath after holding up these massive stacks. 🙂
With the blankets we each designed:
- View all the projects that have been donated for this campaign here
- Download our free ebook Helping Hands, featuring 6 patterns perfect for charity (for both knitters and crocheters!)
- Please make sure to check with your charity of choice for their guidelines on materials or patterns they can accept. Many handcrafted items go to waste because they are not within guidelines.
Contact a local homeless shelter, church youth organization, hospital, nursing home or Salvation Army to find local charities in your area.
* Campaign runs 10/08/2015 – 11/30/2015. Crafts Americana will donate $1.00 for each photo, up to $5,000, to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Photo entries must contain the hashtag #craft2giveback to be counted. A local charity must be noted to be entered for the $500 prize. Multiple entries allowed, as long as each entry is a different project.