Knitting and Crocheting for Charity is a non-profit organization. I learned how to knit in 2013 and crochet in 2014. I was discussing with some friends about what do they do with their finished projects. I was told that most people give there stuff away to friends and/or family and/or sell them. I felt led to start Knitting and Crocheting for Charity in November 2013.  

 

I came up with the idea that why not donate these items to charity. I had a few friends that told me they loved the idea and wanted to help. Some people approached me that they would love to help, but the do not know how to knit or crochet. I told them they could always donate yarn or money for yarn. Most would buy yarn on clearance to give to me and I would meet with the volunteers when they finished projects. I took the finished products to donate and give them more yarn so they could continue to knit or crochet. Projects include hats, scarves, ear warmers, hat/scarf sets, and cowls. They make the finished projects for men, women, and children in need.

 

Some details about Knitting and Crocheting for Charity 

 

  • In November of 2013 we started a Facebook page to reach more volunteers. 

  • In January of 2015 we donated 144 items to Grace Centers of Hope

  • In May of 2015 we started an Instagram page to reach people in different states. 

  • We started receiving donations Nationwide starting in 2015.

  • In November of 2015 we donated 310 items to Peacemakers International.

  • In February of 2016 I started to teach a knitting class. Some of my students have been donating their finished projects. 

  • In March of 2016 we officially turned the non-profit into a 501(C)3 non-profit. 

  • Our goal is to reach out to local craft stores to see if they would be willing to donate any yarn for the charity. 

  • We also want to reach out to local senior citizen homes to get them involved with making hats, scarves and various items for people in need. 

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