Here is a list of websites that will allow you to take your hobby and do service for others by donating your stitching talents or donating fabric or other items these charities need to fulfill their mission.
Click the names of the charities below to get more information about each site. Scroll down below the links for additional charity information.
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This is an all volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic or terminal illnesses, as well as children who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.
A vision of the Stitch-A-Wish program is that all patients receive their very own child-sized pillow and monogrammed Cook Children’s pillowcase to use during their stay and take home with them upon discharge.
Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
This organization makes and distributes pillowcases that bring smiles and hugs to children with life threatening illnesses. Thousands of volunteers, around the world, are joining together to brighten the lives of these children with a simple act of kindness: making a fun, cheerful pillowcase.
Very often, a first aid squad or police officers will carry small stuffed animals to give to young children who are frightened by their experience in an ambulance or police car. Check with your local police station, fire station to see if there is an need in your community for such items, and what guidelines should be followed.
Many first aid and rescue squads are not only staffed entirely by volunteers, but depend on donations to remain in operation. Donations of items such as these, which are not medically necessary but can provide emotional comfort, may mean more funds are available to meet other needs.
Crafters can also check with local domestic abuse shelters and nursing homes to see what needs those organizations may have.