Make slippers for women and children living in shelters:
Update - August, 2009 - New site URL
Helmetliners and Neck Coolers are needed for our troops.
The following site gives knitting, crochet, and machine knitted patterns for the helmetliner.
It gives directions for Sewing a Neck Cooler or Neck Gator.
Also check site for information on where to send the finished items.
The Artists Helping Children Website
gives suggestions for numerous patterns to knit, crochet, or sew for children.
It does not appear as if Artists Helping Children directly receive or give the items. You donate them on your own. They do have lists for suggested hospitals and shelters.
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 avaiable on site for knitting, crochet or sewing here:
They also provide a link for you to find a participating shelter near you where you can donate your homemade items:
“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:
Sewing for Babies, Inc. (in the state of Nebraska) http://sewingforbabies.org/index.htm , “is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, all volunteer organization that has combined our love for babies with our of love sewing, knitting, and crocheting to provide warm blankets and clothing for premature, sick and babies in need.” (quote from their WebSite)They ”deliver to hospitals, social services, crisis pregnancy centers, abuse centers, WIC offices, various other women and children’s agencies, and of course to individual families.”Work group meetings are listed here, http://sewingforbabies.org/work.html , if you wish to help.
Knit, crochet, or sew a baby cap for Midwives kits:
Help keep the sand and dust out of our soldiers eyes and mouth. How to sew Info here: