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Jan 23, 2012 14:45:59   #
Laura Ric
Help. The holidays are over and I need little projects. Does anyone know ( I am sure someone does) of any worthy charity for knit items such as hats, scarves, baby things in the Canton Oh area where I can donate what I knit??
Jan 23, 2012 14:49:20   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
Call your local hospitals, shelters (homeless, women's, even animal) and ask--most are happy to take donations, but they may have specific requirements.
Jan 23, 2012 14:58:05   #
Cleaveland Clinc. There is a lot of young people who have had special work done these. My Daughter ended up at Westchester Melical but they wanted me to take her to Cleaveland Clinc at one time. Then they found the Cancer she had and could treat it at Westchester.
Jan 24, 2012 08:06:22   #
PJ has several projects. Knitting teddy bear sweaters, preemie hats, and afghans. Check out their site.
Jan 24, 2012 08:08:31   #
I knit all year for the Salvation Army, unless contacted before I hand it over at Christmas as their need is greater at that time. Sweaters, mittens, hats, scarfs. Hope you find a special need you are satified with.
Jan 24, 2012 08:08:50   #
Lori Putz
The local hospitals always need baby caps for both full term and premie. I found out recently, they also need toe socks for people in casts that have toes exposed. Local churches can always use prayer shawls and the local nursing homes love lap robes for their residents. I have even done small slippers for the elementary kids who get their feet wet at recess and need something to wear while their socks dry out!
What makes you happy will make others happy! (And you can use yarns that you normally wouldn't but now can have fun)
Jan 24, 2012 08:18:39   #
Try "Project Linus". There are two chapters close to you. One is in Akron and one in Cleveland. Google "Project Linus" and you will find a listing for chapters in various states. Click Ohio and they will tell you how to contact the area representative. My Prayer Shawl Ministry has been sending blankets (from preemie size up to teen size) to the Bowling Green chapter for several years. It's a great charity.
Jan 24, 2012 09:58:51   #
You might try the following website: I know our local Cancer Action program will take hand knitted and crochet items such as hats and throws however they do have specifics for the items and patterns are available.
Jan 24, 2012 10:04:41   #
if you are knitting for a hospital call them first and ask them what their criteria is... same for firehouses and police stations... the firemen and police often carry stuffed animals for young victims... also contact your local Human Services Department. they are called something different in every state but its the place for foster children and food stamp programs..
Jan 24, 2012 11:53:47   #
Please check first...I made 100 hats for children with hair loss due to cancer. I never thought I would have and problems giving them away till all the hats were done and tried to sent them to St.Judes and was told they had too many and to donate elsewhere. I tried locally at cancer centers here in Vegas and could not get anyone to return my calls. Finally after reading in the newspaper about a clinic that took children who's parents dont have insurance was I able to donate the hats.
Jan 24, 2012 12:06:30   #
MartyCare (a regular here)
I never thought of slippers for elementary children who are waiting for their socks to dry after recess! Thanks for the suggestion. I like that; I'll knit a few pairs.
Jan 24, 2012 16:27:17   #
Where can I get the pattern for "toe socks for people in casts that have toes exposed." I have a lot of bits and pieces of sock yarn that I would like to use.

Also, check with Battered Women's shelters. In the Denver Metro area they like pretty scarves and handknitted dishclothes in pretty colors and designs for the women to use as faceclothes. I wrap them around a nice bar of soap and fasten with a pretty ribbon. Just something to let these women know they deserve some "prettiness" in their lives.
Jan 24, 2012 22:36:29   #
I knit scarves for Operation Gratitude all year long. The scarves go to soldiers in Afganistan and on ships. I got thank you e-mails from two guys this year, one with pictures. Go to for all the needed information. They are not as picky as some other organizations. Good luck.
Jan 24, 2012 22:45:33   #
Lion Brand has a list with literally thousands of charity groups.. You can sort by state, by what you want to make.. all sorts of things..

Here's the address:

I searched a couple of weeks ago and there were 2737 organizations in the US alone.

Hope you find something here that appeals to you.

Jan 24, 2012 23:25:23   #
MartyCare wrote:
I never thought of slippers for elementary children who are waiting for their socks to dry after recess! Thanks for the suggestion. I like that; I'll knit a few pairs.

Please check with your local elementary school first before you spend your time knitting something they can't accept. Some have funny rules.
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