Where can I donate hand knitted scarves?
- Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW.
- Care for Street Kids.
- Cat Rescue, Sydney.
- Cromehurst School.
- Doctors without Borders.
- Drug Arm Australasia.
- Exodus Foundation.
- Knitted Knockers.
Can you donate knitted scarves?
Your hand knitted gifts will be donated to hospitals, homeless shelters and to others in need across the United States and abroad. Knit Your Bit ** – Helps honor WWII veterans by creating scarves to keep them warm. Many distributed at VA centers. Lots of free scarf patterns available on their website.
What does knit your Bit mean?
The program began in 2016 as a part of the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Knit Your Bit campaign—a volunteer-based effort to collect and distribute hand-knit scarves to veterans across the country.
What can I knit for the homeless?
Any skill level of knitter can knit for homeless folks. Beginners can knit scarves, hats, and blanket squares. If you’re a more accomplished knitter, consider knitting gloves and mittens; charities desperately need them. And if you enjoy knitting socks, do so! They are just as happily accepted as other items.
What charities can I knit for?
- Project Linus. Over the last 25 years, Project Linus has donated more than 7 million knitted and crocheted blankets to children who are ill or are survivors of trauma.
- Crochet for Cancer.
- Snuggles Project.
- Magic Yarn Project.
- Soldiers’ Angels.
How do you send thank you cards to soldiers?
Thank you for thinking of the troops!
- Be positive. They are meant to uplift and encourage.
- Be thankful.
- Be respectful.
- Be kind.
- Be encouraging.
- DO NOT include your email or mailing address.
- DO NOT use your last name.
- If it is a classroom or workplace or group project, you can include a group photo.
How do I send free military care packages?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers a free “Military Care Kit” with the necessary supplies for sending packages overseas, including boxes, packing tape and customs forms. Visit the USPS website to get your free kit, which will be shipped to you and arrive at your doorstep within 5 to 7 business days.
What Does Our Boys Need Sox knit your bit mean?
Women could not serve in the army, but they could help the war effort in other ways. This poster urged women to knit socks for soldiers, even though textile factories made soldiers’ uniforms.
What is knit for peace?
Knit for Peace UK is an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust. We collect knitted (or crocheted) clothes and blankets, and distribute them to people in need all over the UK. If you’re interested in knitting for charity, find out how to get involved here.
How do I get free wool?
Here are Barbara’s Top Ten Tips to get FREE YARN:
- CRAFT/CHURCH GROUPS: Many churches, libraries, and non-profits have knitting/crocheting/craft groups.
- GARAGE SALES: Visit Church and school garage/rummage sales on the very last day.
- TELL YOUR FRIENDS:
- ONLINE FREEBIE GROUPS:
- THRIFT STORES:
- UPCYCLE YARN:
Can you wear a scarf in the military?
Our scarves, hats, etc. are not ‘regulation,’ so they can only be worn by the troops during their moments of rest and when they go home. Nevertheless, the message they send is enduring. Due to potential allergies and/or Military uniform restrictions, please list the fiber content on your ‘Made With Love’ note that you attach to the scarf.”
What kind of yarn to use for scarves for troops?
Any soft yarn is fine and any color will be accepted, but if possible please keep the colors on the subtle side–blues, browns, olives, grays, maroon, and black are all good choices, as well as appropriate for male and female troops! Stripes using these colors or multi-colored yarn is acceptable.
How to send scarves for troops to troops?
Instead, when mailing to the Armory, please place scarves all together in one large plastic zip-lock or draw-string bag so the scarves remain clean and dry during transit to us and while waiting to be shipped to the troops. 3.
When is the Red Scarf challenge for Operation Gratitude?
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Operation Gratitude will be hosting its 16th annual RED Scarf Challenge with a 16-day craft-a-thon. Beginning on May 3, 2019, and running until Armed Forces Day on May 18, 2019, the non-profit will be collecting handmade scarves…