Many Arms Reach You (M.A.R.Y.) project is a nonprofit organization collecting and distributing knitted, quilted, or crocheted blankets to disadvantaged mothers and their children.
Here are the guidelines and information on where to send if you wish to make a blanket:
from their website:
“ The Baby Pack Project is a small charitable project aimed at providing under-privileged mothers of newborn babies on the lower south coast of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, with a pack of the most basic items needed for a new born baby. ”
Make a “security blanket - snuggle” for a homeless animal:
You do NOT have to become a member to contribute.
There are patterns available on the site
“Purpose: Provide free knitted, crocheted, fleece/soft fabric hats for those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, burn wounds, etc. ” (quote from their site).
For more information, how you can help, patterns on site:
“We are a group of people that want to make a difference in the lives of the Native Americans who live at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. ”
they do give addresses on where to send completed items.
Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides blankets (knit, crochet, sew, quilt, etc.) for children in need.
Find out how to be a blanketeer:
Care Wear, based in MD, “ is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.” (quote from their website)
To help, you can find information here:
Tiny Stitches, http://www.tinystitches.org/ , based in Gwinnett County, Georgia provides basic layettes to families in need, and burial ensembles to any family who suffers the loss of an infant, regardless of need.
They welcome volunteers who can sew, knit or crochet.
The mission of Close Knit Hugs is to provide “…handmade blankets to victims of U.S. natural disasters, created from handknit squares contributed by persons across the globe...”
For more information and a pattern template visit their site at:
Dubbed as “America’s largest day of doing good, Make A Difference Day, is the fourth Saturday in October. ”
There are all kinds of things you can join to help, or come up with something on your own. You can even find local events featuring knitting, crochet, sewing, crafts, etc. if you enter the keyword on the Find a Project page.