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This page lists organizations that accept donations of finished knitted goods or in some cases, knitting supplies. It was originally based on Joan Hamer's Pine Meadow Knitting News Charity List. This page is not to be reproduced anywhere else on the Web, but please feel free to link to it.

Charities are listed by state.

Submissions to the directory are temporarily disabled. Pam S. and I are working on some major changes and additions. If you know of a US organization that accepts donations of knitting supplies or finished goods, please keep an eye on this page for instructions that we will post shortly.

Wool Works contains a number of patterns suitable for charity knitting.

Please note that any additions made to the states in the first half of the list (any states before Idaho) were lost when the file was corrupted on an update in early November, 2006. Apologies for the inconvenience; we'll have a way to add listings soon.


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United States, nationwide <US>

Project Linus
World Wide Web: http://www.projectlinus.org/
Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission:

First, it is their mission to provide 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."

Second, it is their mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

At the request of the Project Linus webmaster, Wool Works no longer maintains individual listings for each chapter. All the Project Linus chapters are listed on the official website.


Alabama <AL>

JOY Sisters UMW Prayer Shawl Ministry
P. O. Box 297
Harvest, AL 35749
Contact: Amy Shelton, Circle President

+1 (256) 830-4646
fax: +1 (256) 830-1939
email: amyshelton@knology.net
World Wide Web: http://fordschapel.org/templates/gen03br/details.asp?id=27914&PID=213511&mast=
About us: The JOY Sisters Prayer Shawl Ministry hand creates crocheted or knitted prayer shawls that are given, free of charge, to anyone in spiritual need.

Any woman is welcome to attend our meetings. You may come to our regular program meeting on the 2nd Friday as well as our stitch-alongs, or just to the stitch-along meetings on the 4th Friday.

You are also invited to let us know of anyone in the Madison/Limestone county area of north Alabama who is in a spiritual or physical crisis, and could use the comfort, love, and prayers of receiving a prayer shawl. Our website will soon have an online form you can fill out to request a prayer shawl for someone.

We make / need: We make crocheted and knitted prayer shawls. We use the pattern available on the Lion Brand website featuring Homespun yarn. We accept donations of completed prayer shawls, 3 skein sets of Homespun in the same color, or monetary donations so we can purchase yarn ourselves. To send a monetary donation, please make check payable to JOY Sisters UMW.

Caring Hearts / Threads of Love
Northport, AL 35475
Contact: Kay Hill

email: katyditten@earthlink.net
About us: We supply handmade items to babies at two local hospitals, to Teen Moms and Save a Life. Anyone may join. All ages welcome. No special skills needed, just a willingness to learn. If you don't know how to knit or crochet, come and we will teach you!

We make / need: We make many different types of sewn, knitted, crochet items for babies of all sizes.

Our group has a saying "if you would make it for your child or grandchild then we will find someone that needs it".

All donations are needed.

The Innocence Game, Inc.
Rockland, AL
Contact: Mona Mreiche

email: DaughterOfHope@hotmail.com
This non-profit strives to give back to its supporters as much as they give to it. They collect blankets, clothes, socks, diapers, etc. for preemies and babies. Per each donation, points are counted. These points permit you to subscribe to their Monthly Pattern Journal, as well as having the chance to win crafting supplies. As your points go higher, you can also score special thank you awards.

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter
3140 35th St.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Contact: Judy Hill

+1 (205) 752-9101
email: mas@dbtech.net
World Wide Web: http://www.metroanimalshelter.org/
I know that they could use several knitted squares or rectangles for the cats & kittens to "paw" or "knead" on. This would really help them feel more comfortable while they are in confinement. I'm sure they could also use blankets for the puppies. Thank you so very much.

Newborns in Need, Central Alabama
217 Primrose
Prattville, AL 36067
Contact: Linda Davis

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin.


Alaska <AK>

The Salvation Army Cares for Kids
3745 Community Park Loop
Anchorage, AK 99508
Contact: Kin Bouwkamp

+1 (907) 276-8511
email: kim_bouwkamp@usw.salvationarmy.org
World Wide Web: http://www1.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_alaska.nsf/vw-sublinks/5CF3FAE59C5A168C89256D48005F6102?openDocument
The Salvation Army Cares for Kids provides safe haven for children ages 0-10, who have been removed from their home environment when there is a concern for the safety or welfare of the child. The Office Of Children Services (previously DFYS) and Anchorage Police Department rely on The Salvation Army – Cares for Kids to assess and stabilize children who come from unhealthy and often tragic situations. In this safe environment children are cared for by loving staff, participate in fun and educational activities and recreation, and enjoy nutritious meals and snacks. Blankets are always appreciated.

Booth Memorial (a Salvation Army program)
3600 East 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508
Contact: Joyce Guest

+1 (907) 279-0522
fax: +1 (907) 279-0525
Booth is a residential program for girls experiencing mental health and behavioral problems. The program also provides baby clothing and supplies to mother who are in need. Knitted baby items would be great for these mothers, as well as the teen moms in the program.


Arizona <AZ>

Arizona Warming Families
4641 W. Whitten St.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Contact: Heather Josowitz

+1 (480) 963-2094
email: azwarmingfamilies@cox.net
World Wide Web: http://www.members.cox.net/azwarmingfamilies/home.html
Warming Families, a project of the One Heart Foundation, is a 100% volunteer project that delivers blankets and other warm items to the homeless and displaced while strengthening families through charity work. We have volunteers all over the country. I collect handmade items made by volunteers from the Valley and distribute them to shelters, hospitals and nursing homes.

the Giving Tree Outreach Program
4888 e. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711
Contact: Libby Wright

+1 (520) 304-4232
fax: +1 (520) 881-2270
We are an all volunteer faithbased organization that provides a hot meal weekly, case management,clothing, food boxes, toiletries,blankets etc. to homeless babies, children, and families. We will soon open a "The Grace Home" for homeless babies and children. We are not government supported. We provide all services unconditionally and free of charge. We would like donations of any kind and we are very interested in receiving nice warm blankets, etc.
Thank you for your serving hearts.

Newborns in Need, Southern Arizona
9120 E. Mesquite Court
Tucson, AZ 85749
Contact: Sandy Marvik

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Homeward Bound
29 W. Thomas Rd. Ste. E
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Contact: David Bridger

+1 (602) 263-7654
fax: +1 (602) 265-4006
This is an organization that helps battered, abused, and low-income working women with children with case management and counseling support along with transitional housing. This program targets the working poor. If the parent is able to save and follow the HB program criteria, they will be able to purchase their own home (with HUD support) in 2 years. It is a program of self sufficiency without welfare. We would appreciate it if knitters could make some baby blankets, booties and baby hats for participants in the Homeward Bound program in their spare time with their spare yarn.

Black Family and Child Services of Arizona
2323 North 3rd Street, Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mary M. Black, executive director

Black Family and Child Services is a community-based and community-operated organization providing services to children and families. Black Family and Child Services provides quality services incorporated with cultural sensitivity. The agency is staffed by highly qualified individuals who are committed to working with families through the service delivery period. Black Family and Child Services is a vital resource in this community in keeping families together. We serve various groups of people, but predominantly youth from ages 8 to 18. We also serve pregnant teenage mothers, so the need for infant blankets and clothes is steady.

Sedona Godmothers
P.O. Box 2481
Sedona, AZ 86336
Jane Shreyas, founder

+1 (520) 282-7179 (voice and fax)
The Sedona Godmothers is a non-profit organization joyfully dedicated to serving the needs of thousands of innocent children afflicted by AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. You can participate by knitting Love Covers from our 100% cotton chenille, which is cuddly for the children and good for hospitals and private care centers because it washes easily. In order to maintain a constant flow of chenille, we must have a flow of donations to pay for the yarn in quantity. It takes about 1 1/4 pounds of yarn to make a 33"x33" Love Cover. We can ship this for an $18.00 donation for each cover, which includes shipping and handling one way. We have distributed over 2,000 Love Covers so far. You can knit a Love Cover yourself, or set up a chapter of Sedona Godmothers wherever you live. Write for a brochure and a yarn sample.


Arkansas <AR>

Newborns in Need, River Valley Arkansas Chapter
PO Box 180314
Ft. Smith, AR 72918
Contact: Kathy Gleason

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: ninrvc@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org/arkansasrv
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.


California <CA>

Remner Family Foundation
641 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Jillian Remner Jordan

+1 (916) 539-1190
email: jremner@remner.com
World Wide Web: http://www.remner.com
The Remner Family Foundation primarily focuses on breast cancer patient, survivor, and caregiver support. Our foundation is donating totebags, blankets, and hats to patients. The RFF also donates perinatal (pregnancy) loss items to Sutter Medical Center Sacramento. We are hoping to expand both projects to other hospitals in the near future. Volunteers make blankets, gowns and rompers, fetal demise pouches, bonnets, hats, headbands, booties, and keepsakes for grieving parents.

High School knits for charity
Lewis Foster Dr.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94018
Contact: Deja Gibson-Delaney

email: tight_knit_group@yahoo.com
I am the Prime Minister of my high school knitting club. As a group we have dedicated ourselves to charitable works. We started with hats for Premature Babies, to donate to our local hospital. Now we also make scarves for the seniors of our community, Lukemia patient hats, and are in the process of expanding, sending out donations to various organizations. All of our yarns, needles and patterns are privatly owned or have been donated to us through family, and even the Lion Brand Yarn Company. Yet, we have come to the of our supplies, but we feel we can do so much more. With new students coming to learn every week, we are in need of more supplies. If you have any materials, of any age or quality, it would be greatly appreciated. E-Mail us, with contact information. Thank you so much, and keep on knittin'!

Nathan's Project
537 Minahen St.
Napa , CA 94559
Contact: Cris Kelly

+1 (707) 258-1825
fax: +1 (707) 258-1825
email: ckelly@napanet.net
Nathan's Project is a 100% volunteer effort of knitting and crocheting projects for patients in need at the St. Helena Hospital, St. Helena, CA.
Donations are collected by the volunteer coordinator and taken up to the hospital monthly.
Creations needed include: baby hats, baby blankets (30x30 or 36x36), chemo hats (for adults and children), and adult lap blankets (roughly 36x46).
This is a new project and many donations are needed. Be creative....let you imagination and heart lead you.
Donations may be sent to:
Cris Kelly, Volunteer Coordinator, Nathan's Project
537 Minahen St.
Napa CA 94559
Thank you, and happy stitching!

B Vision Youth
2110 N Winery # 103
Fresno, CA 93703
Contact: Kimball Hopson

+1 (559) 455-9400
fax: +1 (559) 455-9500
email: bvisionyouth@sbcglobal.net
World Wide Web: http://www.bvisionyouth.com
About Us
B Vision Youth Group Homes are six bed residential facilities that operate 24 hours/7 days per week. We provide services to at risk children and youth ages 12-17, male or female. B Vision Youth program was designed specifically to provide care for at-risk youth placed in the group homes by County Child Protective Services (CPS) or other agencies. B Vision Youth facility provides a home-like environment along with training designed to help youth more fully develop their intellectual, social, and emotional capabilities.

We currently have 18 females that love to knit, we are in need of needles and yarn to help thse young ladies continue there projects in time for Christmas

Rice Plus Project
P.O. Box 1264
Carmel, CA 93921
Contact: Sandhya Kolar

+1 (831) 624-6715
email: kolar@redshift.com
Needs knitted goods for newborn infants born to needy families of Monterey County.

Stitching Hope
Santa Clara, CA 95055
Contact: Heather Guillen

+1 (408) 249-3516
email: heather@cybercsj.org
We are the continuation of the former KnitInc group. We make blankets for preemie babies, children in need, and for homeless and domestic violence shelters. We can accept yarn, needles, knit or crochet 5x5 squares, or blankets of all sizes. Stitching Hope is a project of End Homelessness Now/Creating Social Justice a 501c3 organization.

The Hat Box
725 Welch Road
Clinic D
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contact: Katie Harding

+1 (650) 578-1073
email: angeldawling@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.freewebs.com/thehatboxproject
The purpose of The Hat Box is to provide hats for children that have lost their hair due to cancer. The Hat Box is a Girl Scout Silver Award project. This basically means that it is a community service project headed by a Cadette Girl Scout.

afghans for Afghans
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Ann Rubin

email: afghans4Afghans@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.afghansforAfghans.org
Americans are making ... afghans for Afghans!
afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that is sending hand-knit and crocheted blankets to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.

Newborns in Need, Conejo Valley
887 Puesta Del Sol
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact: Lora Altamirano

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, California Gold
19110 Pimlico Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Contact: Priscilla Mason

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Central California
201 Waterman Road
Ione, CA 95640
Contact: Anita Hatfield

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Binky Patrol/Comforting Covers for Kids
17029 Ardath Ave.
Torrance, CA 90504
Contact: Lulu Squires

+1 (310) 594-2231
email: weezie@pocketmail.com
Binky Patrol delivers handmade blankets to children and teens who are seriously ill, in hospitals, homeless, in foster homes. Blankets for babies should be 3'x3', children and teens may be larger - any size.

Take to the Hills
4923 1/2 Saratoga Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Contact: Ian Black

+1 (619) 226 8256
email: blackbox61@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.taketothehills.org
We're a group of volunteers who drive to villages in the Sierra Madre mountains of Northern Mexico, leaving clothing off at churches/community centers. The winters there are very cold and the people are very poor. They can particularly use children's clothing and any warm clothes or blankets.

Stitches Of Love
657 South Cochran Ave.
Apt. # 103
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contact: Lisa Joice Kelly

+1 (323) 939-2480
email: lisajkelly@crosswinds.net
Stitches Of Love is a new, non-profit organization based out of Los Angeles that makes/donates blankets to no-kill animal shelters and animal rescue organizations.

KnitInk
781 Los Padres Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Contact: Heather Guillen

+1 (408) 249-3516
email: ianthebeth@cs.com
KnitInk's initial mission is to knit blankets for the homeless, battered women and needy children. We will move onto other knitted items as per our member skills and as needs are presented to us. Eventually we want to teach knitting skills to the homeless and battered women. We accept:
5 by 5 knitted or crochet squares
yarn on any type, color, etc.
knitting needles of any kind

Stitches From the Heart
116 Tigertail Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Contact: Kathy Silverton

+1 (310) 472-0355
fax: +1 (310) 476-6313
email: LAKAT123@aol.com
Stitches From the Heart is an group of women from the Southern California area who love to knit for children. After reading an article about premature and needy babies going home from hospitals with nothing but a diaper, I started knitting in car pool lines, sitting at the dentistÕs office and at home when I had a few minutes, My friends noticed and pretty soon they were involved too. At the knit stores, I told knitters about my project. When an article was published in the Involvement Section of the Los Angeles Times, over a hundred women contacted me. In the spring of 1999, Stitches From the Heart was born.

In January of this year, a tea was held for these wonderful ladies to collect the various items. We were overwhelmed by the abundance of beautiful hand-made items that were donated. Over 820 items were sent to hospitals all over the country for needy children the following day. To date over three thousand items have been donated countrywide.

I have always wanted to make a difference in the world. Now I am doing something I love by giving needy children hand-knitted booties, blankets and hats from people who care.

We have donated to the following hospitals: Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women; St Bernadine Medical Center; Providence Holy Cross Medical Center; Columbia Hospital for Women; Children's Hospital of New Orleans; Children's Medical Center Augusta Georgia; Holy Cross Hospital; Navadid Hospital Salinas, Wyler Children's Hospital Chicago; LaRabida Children's Hospital Chicago; Huntsville Hospital; Children's Hospital Birmingham Alabama; Emanuel Medical Center; Arkansas Children's Hospital; Citizen's Baptist Medical Center Alabama; Nyack Hospital Pediatric Center; Gavette Hospital; St Mary's Hospital, and many more.

Komfort 4 Kids
18517 St. Andrews Pl.
Torrance, CA 90504
Contact: April Massey

+1 (310) 324-6933
email: Kmft4Kds@aol.com
I am a seventeen year old student and I have started this charity with my mom and my grandma. I deliever the blankets to UCLA County Hospital to children who have prolonged illness and to newborn babies whose parents cannot even afford a simple blanket. If you are interested in helping me, please e-mail me and I can give you more details! God Bless and thank you!

Let's Warm Up Moncton!
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, CA
Contact: Dee Arsenault

email: amythyst@fundy.net
World Wide Web: http://user.fundy.net/amythyst/warmup.html
We accept donations of 8" squares, complete bed size blankets, yarn and other knitted or crocheted items which are given to needy families in the Greater Moncton area. We are always looking for volunteers to help sew the blankets together as well. For more info, please visit the website. Thank you!

Youth Task Force Los Angeles
600 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005
+1 (213) 288-4033
fax: +1 (213) 386-0495
Contact: Tam Ma

email: tamme@earthlink.net
Youth Task Force LA is a community service-learning program sponsored by Constitutional Rights Foundation. There are 20 YTFLA teams located in Los Angeles County at various high schools. YTFLA members have recently initiated Warm-Up America at their respective teams. The purpose of Warm-Up America is to knit and crochet blankets for those in need. Students are facilitating workshops to teach student volunteers to knit and crochet. Yarn, crochet hooks (size G,H,I) and knitting needle (sizes 6-9) donations are appreciated!!! Our goal is to make 100 blankets by the end of the school year.

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Northern California
810 Lake Blvd., Suite D
Redding, CA 96003
Dana Gilette, executive director

We have a need for baby quilts, afghans, receiving blankets, sleepers, booties, t-shirts, and bibs for our newborn layettes. Crisis Pregnancy Center serves low income families, both during a pregnancy (we provide maternity clothes too!) and after the baby is born. We give layettes to moms soon before they deliver, or just after. Many times we'll deliver a layette box when we visit the new mom in the hospital. Since we help out with clothing for newborns up to two-year-olds, infant wear items such as hats, mittens, and sweaters up to size 2 are also needed.

Sacramento Children's Home
2750 Sutterville Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
Ann Ramirez, community relations coordinator

The Sacramento Children's Home is a residential treatment facility for abused and neglected children. In addition to the residential component of the Home, we have a community-based program that would benefit from knitters' generosity. Warm winter mittens and scarves, baby blankets and clothing would be a tremendous help to these folks. Helping the children feel special would be added emotional benefit that only a handmade item can provide. The program serves families with newborn babies and children up to the age of 18. The Home has 91 children.

Youth Action Center
Compton, CA

Contact: Tina
email: tinaamer@aol.com
In dire need of all types of yarn. The youths (boys and girls) involved in this project are knitting squares for the Warm Up America Program. Many of the youths involved in this project are former gang members.


Colorado <CO>

Warm the World
Canon City, CO 81212
Contact: Nan Sullivan

+1 (719) 276-0021
email: founder@warmtheworld.org
World Wide Web: http://www.warmtheworld.org
We are a 100% volunteer organization that makes handmade afghans and quilts for children without a permanent home.

Our focus in the U.S. is children currently in foster care, nonprofit pregnancy centers and the at-risk independent elderly.

Warm the World
Canon City, CO 81212
Contact: Nan Sullivan

+1 (719) 276-0021
email: founder@warmtheworld.org
World Wide Web: www.warmtheworld.org
We are a 100% volunteer organization that makes handmade afghans and quilts for children without a permanent home.

Our focus in the U.S. is children currently in foster care, nonprofit pregnancy centers and the at-risk independent elderly.

Warm Woolies
5572 E. Mansfield Ave.
Denver, CO 80237
Contact: Kimberly Turnbow

+1 (303) 6399391
email: warmwoolies@comcast.net
Warm Woolies mission is to provide warm, hand-knit wool clothing to children living in extreme poverty. Our volunteers knit for children in orphanages in eastern Europe and China, and for children on tribal reservations in South Dakota. We can always use wool yarn and needles!

Warm Hearts-Warm Babies
PO Box 1266
Brighton, CO 80601
Contact: Victoria Swain

+1 (303) 654-0199
email: info@warmheartswarmbabies.org
World Wide Web: http://www.warmheartswarmbabies.org
We are a 501c3 charity, serving Colorado, that provides clothing, blankets, and other essential items to premature & newborn babies, and young children in crisis.
We welcome any donations of: booties, hats, mittens, sweaters, and afghans in premature sizes up to 4 toddler. We also accept donations of yarn and volunteers!

Newborns in Need, Western Colorado
118 Mount View Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Contact: Joyce Mueller

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Eagle Scout Project
1038 S. Owens Court
Lakewood, CO 80226
Contact: Tyler Konecny

+1 (303) 986-3479
email: blankets2000@uswestmail.net
Life Scout Tyler Konecny, 15, of Troop 342, in Lakewood, Colorado, is working on his Eagle Scout project. His goal is to collect 2000 blankets for the homeless of Denver which will be distributed by the Catholic Charities Samaritian House for the year 2000. Any help or blanket donations, seconds, irregulars or returns, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

ESA International (Philanthropic sorority)-"Hats for Hope"
363 West Drake Road
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Contact: BJ Clark

+1 (970) 233-2824
email: esainfo@esaintl.com
World Wide Web: http://www.esaintl.com/
To provide hats for the homeless children around the U.S.A. Yarn is always needed to this end.

San Luis Valley Christian Community Services
Noel Dunne, Director
Alamosa, Co 81101
email: ccs@slvccs.org
We accept knitted goods for baby layettes. We distribute 150 layettes annually (worth $75 each) for free.

Christmas for Kids Program
El Paso County Department of Social Services
105 North Spruce
P.O. Box 2692
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

We have identified peak periods throughout the year that place families and children at risk. Many holidays, birthdays, and the beginning of the new school year are particularly stressful because of limited resources that prevent parents from providing traditional experiences for their children on these occasions. We have selected three major annual projects: Christmas for Kids, Easter Baskets, and School Supplies. The children that we have identified are physically and emotionally battered by the harsh realities of today's world. If you would like more information, please call Rebecca Jacobs at +1 (719) 444 5951 or Cheryl Abeyta at +1 (719) 444 5937. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to El Paso County Department of Social Services - "Christmas for Kids." Our tax identification number is 841184965.

Caps for Nepal
1041 Rockafellow St.
Canon City, CO 81212
Esther Shaw

Penny and Woody Strong travel each year to the Orphanage and Crippled Children's Hospital and Maternity Hospital in Nepal. Any knitted items will be accepted. Whenever a person donates time or effort, we always acknowledge them with a note. Woody and Penny make sure donors receive an annual newsletter regarding the Nepal Program.

The Pikes Peak Hospice
3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302
Sinton Pond West
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-5098
Dorothy Walker, RN, director of inpatient care

The Pikes Peak Hospice is committed to the philosophy that patients have the right to live and to die in whatever setting they choose. The Hospice assists patients to live with as much comfort and dignity as possible. It affirms life by providing the care and support necessary to enhance the quality of life remaining for the patient, as well as his or her family and significant loved ones. We provide services for all ages and especially appreciate booties and afghans for our patients' comfort.

Tri-Lakes Cares
P.O. Box 1301
Monument, CO 80132
Robin Davis, executive director

We are a not-for-profit social service agency serving a semi-rural area of Colorado. We provide emergency services such as food, clothing, household goods, and referrals to other helping agencies. We include in our services a computerized job listing called Discovery: Job Network, a well-baby clinic, and senior meals. We serve all ages, and can especially use mittens, hats, afghans, sweaters -- anything to help people keep warm in our cool climate.


Connecticut <CT>

Shawl Ministry
Deerfield Drive
Berlin, CT 06037
Contact: Victoria Galo

+1 (860) 8285815
email: galofamily@attbi.com
World Wide Web: http://www.shawlministry.com
Our web site offers information on how to create Shawls.
They are called by many names such as: prayer shawls, healing shawls, comfort shawls, peace shawls, just to name a few. Each shawl is created with love and blessings. The shawls can be used for comfort, while praying, or for any special occasion.
We invite you to look at our website which contains free: instructions, prayers and charity resources.

Adoption Resource Center of Connecticut, Inc.
78 Eastern Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Contact: Penny Rearick

+1 (860) 657-2626
fax: +1 (860) 657-1304
email: prearick@arcct.org
World Wide Web: www.arcct.org
Promotes adoption. Does much fundraising to help finance mission educate the public about adoption and to find families for children. Also supports humanitarian efforts domestically and internationally by donating goods to orphanages and foster care settings. Knitting supplies for volunteersto make blankets, slippers, sweaters for children. Also knitted goods to be auctioned at fundraising events. THANK YOU!!!!!!

THE GLOBAL PEACE SOCKS PROJECT
128 francis st
new britain, CT 06053
Contact: susan rogers

+1 (860) 229-8451
email: iknit2@hotmail.com
hi, my name is susan.and for some time now i have been knitting what i call"peace socks" for a charity called the
ADOPT-A -NATIVE-ELDER PROGRAM.but i have decide to expan the
circle of giving,and would like to include women with breast
cancer and firefighters/rescue works(beginning with NYC FIREFIGHTERS).BUT i cant do it alone,so im asking for help.
im asking for dontations of HANDKNITTED ALL WOOL SOCKS,be sent to me that i may give them to THE A.N.E. PROGRAM,WOMEN
WITH BREAST CANCER,and FIREFIGHTERS/RESCUE WORKERS.I do have some requirements: they should BE KNITTED OF 100%WOOL YARN,NO WOOL/SYTHETIC BLENDS,ALL SYNTHETIC YARN,SUPER WASH WOOL OR COTTON.THEY can be all wool or a blend of the following fibers:wool,llama,angora bunny,mohair,camel.also they need to be either ADULT SIZES S,M,L. the smal size should have 7inches of K2/P2 RIBBING AND THE M/L SIZES SHOULD HAVE 8inches of K2/P2 RIBBING.THERE are no color restrictions.also if u could please attach a hang tag to the socks and on one side include fiber content and care intsructions and on the other side if u wish to in clude a messege of hope and peace pleace do so.also u may specify to
where u want the socks donated IE: ANE PROGRAM,A WOMAN WITH BREAST CANCER OR A FIREFIGHTER. ALSO if u could please enclose a second hang tag with your name address and e mail
so i may keep track of dontations,i would greatly appreciated.if u have any questions,u may call or email me.
please send the socks in care of me:SUSAN ROGERS,TO the above address. THANK YOU IN ADVACE FOR YOUR HELP. and if u have any spare wool yarn you wish to dontate that would be greatly apprecitated as well. i hope over time that i will beable to put out a newsletter as well.
sincerly,susan rogers

St. Mary's Knitters
Waterbury, CT
Contact: Katherine Welsh

email: KateLinnea@hotmail.com
We knit for the patients of the Children's Health Center at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, CT. This is an inner city pediatric clinic. Many of the patients are new to the cold climate or just don't have warm clothes. We'd love scarves, hats, mittens, or anything else for any size from infant to adult. Please contact Katherine at KateLinnea@hotmail.com for more information and an address to where to send your donations. Thank you!

The Wool Connection
Phyllis Fishberg
Rt. 10
Riverdale Farms
Avon, CT 06001

The Wool Connection distributes knitted items to various charities and welcomes donations of any kind.

The Box Project
P.O. Box 435
Plainville, CT 06062
Tracy McCuin

The Box Project serves people in rural Mississippi with several programs. You can adopt a family in need and begin a person-to-person relationship, adopt an elderly person or couple, be a Holiday Santa to a family, or send knitted items to the Box Project. Needed are caps, scarves, mittens, and sweaters. It gets quite cold down there in the winter. For a full information packet, write to the above address.


Delaware <DE>

The DuPont Grandparent Resource Center/WSC
1901 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Contact: Patricia Anderson-Rice, M.S.W.

+1 (302) 651-3420
fax: +1 (302) 651-3470
email: pla_anderson@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: www.wilmingtonseniorcenter.org
We are a nonprofit organization that works with grandparents who are rasing their grandchildren. We are dedicated to the empowerment of the relative caregiver families and the children they are raising. Through networking and community team building our relative caregivers develop strong interdepent relationships that help them work toward a brighter future for themselves and the children in their care.

We are in need of sweaters for children and teens.

Binkie Patrol
16 Craig Road
Bear, DE 19701-1127
Contact: Norma Skarupa

+1 (302) 323-0957
fax: +1 (302) 323-1293
email: spinner@magpage.com
World Wide Web: http://www.binkiepatrol.org
Binky Patrol is devoted to reaching out to needy children, including HIV-positive, drug-addicted, neglected, abused, or children experiencing trauma in any way. Binky Patorl volunteers bring a caring, loving touch by creating and delivering handmade blankets, "binkies", to enrich the children's lives and to meet their most basic needs of warmth, security and comfort.

A "binky" is a homemade blanket that is soft, washable and cuddly. Binkies need to be at least 36" x 36" and up to twin bed size for the older teens. The binkies can be quilted, sewn, crocheted or knitted. They all have a Binky Patrol label sewn in any one corner.

Contributions Sought: acrylic yarn, cotton fabrics, 6" squares crocheted or knitted squares (must be from acrylic yarn), completed blankets.

ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!
No matter what your skill level, we have a job for you!


District of Columbia <DC>

Christ Child Society, Washington DC Chapter
5101 Wisconsin Ave., NW #304
Washington, DC 20016
Contact: Colleen Eubanks

+1 (202) 966-9250
fax: +1 (202) 966-2880
email: infor@christchilddc.org
The Christ Child Society was founded in 1887 to provide for the material, spiritual and educational needs of children at risk, regardless of race or creed. The Washington DC chapter provides over 5000 layettes a year to newborns in the Washington DC area. A layette includes a handmade item: a blanket or sweater as well as educational material, pajamas, crib blankets and some miscellaneous materials. We welcome blankets and sweaters for the babies so they and their mothers will know someone cares about them.


Florida <FL>

Hearts and Hands
7107 Arlet Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Contact: Cyndi Peters

+1 (904) 7243749
email: clpeters@bellsouth.net
Small group of volunteers that make items for various places for preemies thru the elderly. We serve the homeless, battered women and children shelters, single parents in need, the elderly, etc. We are greatful for any donations received and will find a home for every item we get.

The Ships Project for Troop Support
351 Conch Shell Lane #107
Casselberry, FL 3270704222
Contact: Ellen Harpin

+1 (407) 332-6167
email: shipsupport@webtv.net
World Wide Web: http://www.wtv-zone.com/kjsb/bataan.html
I began The Ships Project (formerly The BATAAN Project) in Oct., 2001, to send warm, hand-knitted/crocheted/sewn "hugs from home" to deployed troops in the form of hats, slippers, and socks. We also send cool ties during the warm months. We have a mailing list for participants. To date, we've sent over 76,000 handmade gifts to sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Marines involved in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

INFANTS IN NEED, INC
725 N Greenway Dr.
CORAL GABLES, FL 33134
Contact: Wendell E. Ray

+1 (305) 476.1338
fax: +1 (305) 444.7883
email: wendray@iin.org
World Wide Web: http://www.iin.org
Infants In Need, Inc./ Linda Ray Children's Center is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, organization (Federal Tax ID #65-00204061) formed in 1987 to develop facilities to meet the special needs of infants and toddlers who are at risk due to abuse, neglect, exposure to drugs or other conditions that interfere with normal development.
The mission of Infants In Need is to help the helpless, the children who cannot defend or speak for themselves, to give them hope, happiness, a sense of worth and to ensure them a childhood.
We need Afghans, booties, little head covers or any knitted goods.

God Bless,

Wendell Ray

INFANTS IN NEED, INC
725 N Greenway Dr.
CORAL GABLES, FL 33134
Contact: Wendell E. Ray

+1 (305) 476.1338
fax: +1 (305) 444.7883
email: wendray@iin.org
World Wide Web: http://www.iin.org
we need afgans for infants, booties, anything for babies

Angels of Love Charity, Inc.
3776 SW Savoy Drive
Palm City, FL 34990
Contact: Phyllis Rhoads

+1 (772) 221-7996
fax: +1 (772) 221-0285
email: prhoads@bellsouth.net
World Wide Web: http://www.angellovecharity.org
~*~ Angels of Love Charity, Inc. is a non-profit charity organization whose volunteers create basic, essential clothing and blankets for newborn babies in crisis situations. Our "angel network" helps to alleviate concerns that families and caregivers may have, regarding clothing for newborn babies in cases of prematurity, illness or need. Volunteers can be of any age and share any talents, such as, knitting and crocheting. Volunteers can make blankets, afghans, gowns, booties, hats, washcloths, toys, bibs, sweaters, etc., to help fill our layette packages. We deliver layettes to hospitals and agencies to disperse to the families that need them, free of charge. We also make demise layettes (gown, hat, blanket, booties) for the angel babies that, unfortunately, do not survive. Volunteers are welcome to come to our monthly "angel network" meetings or may enjoy doing their creative work in the comfort of their own homes. Finished items can be mailed or dropped off to any ALC location. Your help is very much appreciated! Email us for further information! Please keep checking for updates on our web site...a work in progress. ~*~

Feline Rescue Inc.
PO Box 50273
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074
Contact: Gina Stefanides

+1 (954) 4250541
fax: +1 (954) 4254117
email: felinerescue1@aol.ccom
This is a non profit all volunteer organization striving to save the thousands of stray/feral cats in south florida. Our main goals are to spay and neuter as many cats as possible to slow down the over population of cats. Most of the money we raise is through garage sales. We would appreciate any help that you can offer. We are a small 501 c 3 charity which allows us to give tax deductions.
Thank you so much....

Newborns in Need, Bay Area/Mobile AL
7873 Lenora Heights
Pensacola, FL 32526
Contact: Dottie Hollingsworth

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
615 Paul Russell Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301-7099
+1 (904) 487 3006
Contact: Jo Shuford-Law

Items needed: baby booties.


Georgia <GA>

Newborns in Need, North Georgia
13 County Place Court
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Contact: Betsy Malone

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Olivia's Angels, Inc.
1143 Herndon Road
Midville, GA 30441
Contact: Mary Hurst

+1 (478) 763-2807
email: mhurst@pineland.net
World Wide Web: http://www.geocities.com/ktsmama
Olivia's Angels is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing clothing and other necessity items to needy infants in Southeast Georgia. We
would love to receive knitted blankets, hats, booties, handmitts, and sweaters. Please feel free to contact me for other items we need.

Ellie's Angels
2665 Frank Lane
Douglasville, GA 30135
Contact: Ellie Handsel

+1 (770) 489 5816
email: ehandsel@juno.com
World Wide Web: http://www.accessatlanta.com/community/groups/elliesangels/
Ellie's angels was founded in 1989. We provide blankets for the terminally ill. We feel that people in their final moments need to know that they are not alone and that we care. We have volunteers in many states and Canada.

Tiny Stitches
c/o Sandra Adair
P.O. Box 128
Suwanee, GA 30024-0128
Contact: Sandra Adair

+1 (770) 476-8864
fax: +1 (770) 623-9681
email: sbadair@mindspring.com
Tiny Stitches is based in Gwinnett County, GA. We provide basic layettes for disadvantaged newborns and preemies in north Georgia. We welcome donations of blankets, afghans, booties, sweaters, and other items for infants. We can always use yarn in colors suitable for infants.

Newborns In Need of North Georgia
4928 Shelley Lane
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Contact: L. Dempsey

+1 (770) 271-8003
fax: +1 (770) 271-8770
email: LisaLeeD@aol.,com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org/northerngeorgia
Newborns In Need is a non-profit, all volunteer organization who sepcializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and needy newborn babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers and care giving facilities within North Georgia. The handmade items we donate always make a big hit with the new moms and they are so appreciative and thankfull that someone has taken the time to make something tiny and beautiful for their baby. Many of these babies will leave the hospital without adequate blankets and clothing, and especially in winter, this can be life threatening. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin.


Hawaii <HI>


Idaho <ID>

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
1607 W. Jefferson
Boise, ID 83702
Contact: Sharlene Brown

+1 (208) 345-4357
fax: +1 (208) 336-0880
email: sbrowm@mtnstatesgroup.org
World Wide Web: http://www.mtnstatesgroup.org
RSVP recruits people 55 and over to serve their community through volunteerism.

RSVP volunteers need yarns of all kinds to make hats, caps, toys, blankets, mittens, scarves etc. The knitted/crocheted itms will go to the needy and elderly.

Northwest Children's Home
419 22nd Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
Christy Chase

Northwest Children's Home was established in 1908 and is a private, non-profit residential treatment center for children ages 8-16. The Home provides care to boys and girls who have suffered physical or sexual abuse or neglect. Needed are all items for children, including mittens, caps, scarves, afghans, and sweaters.


Illinois <IL>

Emanual Congregation Sewing/Knitting Ladies
5959 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Contact: Renate Spiegel

+1 (773) 271-5515
email: spboth-renate@yahoo.com
We are a sattelite of the Hull House RSVP (retired seniors & volunteer program). Currently our knitted and crocheted goods (hats, scarfs, mittens, baby afghans, baby booties and sweaters, lapghans, etc) go to St. Joseph's Hospital natal & rehab units, The Ark battered women's program, and St. Gertrude Church. We meet on Tuesday mornings in the Emanual Congregation library from 9:00 - 12:30. (We generally break around 11:30 for coffee. Some knitters also bring their lunch.) Knitters who cannot make the weekly meetings drop off their work at their convenience. Besides volunteer knitters and crocheters, we desperately need yarn donations -- knitting worsted weight in light colors, whole or partial skeins. We hope you'll join us or donate yarn to us.

Crafty Angels
Edgebrook Covenant Church
6355 N. Spokane Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
Contact: Christine Pokorny

+1 (773) 594-0541
email: clpokorny@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.edgebrookcovenantchurch.org
Crafty Angels makes knitted, crocheted, and sewn items for families served by the North Park Friendship Center - a food pantry and clothing depository serving the neediest of the needy on the northwest side of Chicago (www.npfriendshipcenter.org). Currently we are serving over 3000 people per month. Hats, scarves, afghans, shawls, sweaters, shrugs, mittens, baby items, and baby blankets are all welcome - they help keep people warm during the cold Chicago winters. Donations are accepted year round - we prefer acrylic, synthetic, or washable yarns for our items, to make it easier for our families to care for the items - as most use public laundromats. Yarn is also welcome - we survive completely on donations.

Threads of Compassion
920 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
email: threads_of_compassion@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://threadsofcompassion.bravehost.com/
Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims. The idea is simple. Any survivor of sexual assault or abuse is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf which in turn will be given to an assault or abuse victim when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment.

IL National Guard Welcome Baby Project
456 n vernon st
Herscher, IL 60941-9453
Contact: Mollyann Hesser

+1 (815) 426-6824
email: redhottie@afiveteran.com
The IL National Guard Welcome Baby Program supports the needs of families whose babies are born while their soldier is deployed. The very nature of the National Guard, leaves families without the support other military families would find on a base.
We are seeking baby blankets and booties and any other items you would like to send to help support the smallest of our heros...our children.

Cozy Cuddles for Kids
1939 Waukegan Road
Suite LL2
Glenview, IL 60025
Contact: Kathi Quinn

+1 (847) 9989950
fax: +1 (847) 9989945
email: shfk2000@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://WWW.PROQUEST2020.COM

�COZY CUDDLES FOR KIDS!�
COZY CUDDLES & THE MITTEN TREE PROJECT 2003 ! [SCHOOL SUPPLY CAMPAIGN BELOW]
Someone once said warm hands equal warm hearts. It is amazing that there are children right here in the United States of America who don�t have warm hands on their way to school or allowing them to play outside. Your help will make the difference in t he life of a child-right here in our �backyard� not worlds away! We can distribute just about anything you can create to needy children! If you have questions feel free to contact me by email at fraction1030@aol.com or by telephone at 847-998-9950 or fax at 847-998-9945. [email is the fastest, least expensive way!]

WHAT OTHERS ARE MAKING:
Knitting sweaters, hats & mitten sets, scarves, etc.
Crocheting layettes, afghans, vests, etc.
Quilting blankets, hats, vests, etc.
Sewing rag dolls and teddy bears
Embellishing hats, gloves, scarves, socks, etc.
Woodworking step stools, toys.

OTHER DONATIONS ACCEPTED:
Jackets, coats, dolls, trucks, books, etc. The only requirement is all items must be new & unwrapped. Keep in mind these gifts are for needy children of all religions and nationalities ages newborn to 18. One of the greatest unmet needs at the holidays is a gift for teenaged boys [12-18] who often wear adult sizes.

SCHOOL IS COOL � SUPPLY DRIVE: School supplies are needed for children of all ages. Outfit one child from backpack to pencils and crayons OR send a carton of crayons, glue, paint, and pencils, for classroom distribution in needy communities.

HOW TO SEND or DROP-OFF DONATIONS:
Please include your contact information inside the package you send or deliver. The organizations that end up with your gifts love to be able to thank you. If you need a donation receipt for your taxes let us know on that paper, too.

Send your donations to:
COZY CUDDLES FOR KIDS
c/o Kathi Quinn/ProQuest
1939 Waukegan Road, Suite LL2
Glenview, IL 60025

2-WAYS TO GET STARTED!
�COZY CUDDLES FOR KIDS� GIFT & MITTEN TREE CAMPAIGNS
1.>>>>Send us a self-addressed [Your name, address, city, state, zip code printed clearly or typed] Enclose your name, email, phone & fax numbers optional, you�re your SASE envelope with .80 cents postage [=3 ounces] on [OR mail us $1 and we�ll stamp an envelope for you] You�ll receive a Cozy Cuddles for Kids Mitten Tree HOW-TO flyer, a coloring page to copy & distribute to promote your Mitten Tree as well as labels and instructions for shipping donations to our sites.
Make a note if you want the SCHOOL SUPPLY HOW-TO [$2 FOR BOTH]
2. Or � if you want to start a campaign that keeps donations in your own community send $5 [or more to help defray printing mailing costs] for an application and start-up kit to:

COZY CUDDLES FOR KIDS
c/o Kathi Quinn/ProQuest
1939 Waukegan Road, Suite LL2
Glenview, IL 60025

Provident Hospital of Cook County HIV/AIDS Program
500 E 51st Street
Room 7014-E
Chicago, IL 60615
Contact: Mary Gaines

+1 (312) 572-2724
fax: +1 (312) 572-2799
email: mgaies@provcc.org
The Mission of Provident Hospital of Cook County is to continuoulsy improve the quality and availability of comprehensive health care services to all of the county's residents regardless of ability to pay-through both the delivery of services and through the establishment of collaborative relationships and joint ventures with other public and private providers.

The Provident Hospital of Cook County HIV/AIDS Program is committed to the care of people impacted by the HIV/AIDS virus. Clients are treated with respect, compasion and diginity. Comprehensive health care, social serivces, emotional and spiritual support services are provided unconditionally to all clients. Among those at risk and those who are HIV positive, educational materials are provided to control the spread of disease and foster the development of healthier lifestyles.

Access to services is available regardless of ability to pay, source of payment, substance use, risk behavior, stage of illness, sexual orientation, gender expresion, and to all people legally protected untder civil rights legislation.

We are a small public hospital with a HIV/AIDS program of approximately 400 patients. We receive no funding for World AIDS Day or our holiday party. We would like to give a memorial service in remembrance of our deceased clients and we would like to give our clients a holiday party both to be held in December.

Most of our clients have little or no income and are homeless. We could use donations of hats, gloves, scarves and socks.

Thank you very much for your help and consideration in this matter. We will follow-up with you in approximately one (1) month. We look forward to talking to you very soon.

Yours truly,
Mary L. Gaines, RN, MSN
Administrative Director
HIV/AIDS Program

MISS Foundation Of Illinois
104 W Race Street
Millington, IL 60537
Contact: Angela Farley

+1 (815) 695-9412
email: angie@thefarleys.com
World Wide Web: http://www.misschildren.org
I am seeking items to distribute to Chicago area charities. Here is a little more about our missionand what we need:

We need any baby and toddler items, toys, and especially burial gowns as parents truly need these items and cannot go to the store and buy an outfit for a 1 lb baby let alone be in the baby department at this time of horrendous tragedy in their life.

MISSion Statement

That no family should walk the journey of grief alone after their child�s death. Parents, children, and grandparents are all deeply affected by the death of a child. Community support must surround each member of the family.
That some deaths are preventable or carry variable risk factors, and thus we are committed to helping educate the public on safe child practices.
That our group shall help train medical personnel, and the community, to be sensitive to the needs of grieving families after the death of a loved one.
That our members are proactively involved in volunteering within their communities as a way to help themselves and others. Volunteerism is critical to helping us during our own grief journey.

Vision Statement

MISS is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing emergency support to families after the death of their baby; stillbirth, neonatal death, premature birth, congenital anomalies, sudden death, and any child's death.
MISS supports medical research committed to the same cause.
MISS is committed to public awareness to decrease infant mortality. Our vision is to perpetuate education and awareness on ethics and death issues; decreasing enigmas surrounding grief and increasing bereavement sensitivity, and crisis intervention protocol establishment through a psychosocial, multidisciplinary training program.
No parent should ever have to endure the pain of their child's death alone: MISS is committed to the memory of the children who lived, who died, and who continue- even in death- to matter.

Thereby we adopt the following principles for operation:

� Whereby: Thousands of children die from stillbirth, congenital anomalies, premature birth, disease, motor vehicle accidents, sudden infant death, and any other infant death; Whereby thousands more young children die from various other causes.
� Whereby: Ethical and compassionate bereavement care is limited for families in crisis; and whereby the death of a child results in debilitating, isolating, and unrelenting guilt, anxiety, and isolation for all the family members causing behavioral problems in surviving siblings, marital issues, and an upheaval of the family unit; and whereby each member recognizes the significant value of our services within the community.

MERLIN SNUG HUGS FOR KIDS Annual Crochet & Knit-AThon
1939 Waukegan Road
Suite LL2
Glenview, IL 60025
Contact: Kathi Quinn

+1 (847) 998-9950
fax: +1 (847) 998-9945
email: shfk2000@aol.com
World Wide Web: http:// www.merlins.com
This year our theme is "Sets of Snug Hugs" all items are distributed to needy children served by The Children's Home & Aid Society. Ages from newborn to 18 [adult sized]. We''l take anything from hats, mittens, sox, scarves, sweaters, blankets, gloves, vests. The kids asked if they could get sets that matched - this year we are trying to get sets like a hat & scarf, or mittens & hat in t he same yarns or patterns. But EVERYTHING is accepted and appreciated. We have crafters working all year now, and have a volunteer day on November 10th. We'll accept donations of patterns, needles, yarn.

Project Hope
3047 West Cermak
Chicago, IL 60623
+1 (773) 542-8280
fax: +1 (773) 542-8286

Project Hope is a comprehensive long term treatment program for drug-abusing pregnant and post-partum women and their children. By providing consistent perinatal, pediatric and psychological care, Project Hope aims to ensure better birth outcomes and improve the quality of life for participating women and their children. The program has a "clothes closet" for its participants. Knitted items for women, infants, and children up to age 5 would be most welcome.

Columbus/Maryville
810 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613
+1 (773) 728 5497
Contact: Maria Trevino

Serves children up to 6 years old. Needed are caps, scarves, mittens, slippers, sweaters, baby sets, and socks. Please direct donations to "Volunteer Office."

Operation Brotherhood
3745 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623-2427
+1 (312) 522 0433
Contact: Helen R. Cooper

We serve a heterogeneous population of senior citizens and disabled persons who subsist on low, fixed income on Chicago's west side. 95% of the people we serve are 65 years of age or older. Needed are caps, scarves, mittens, afghans, slippers, and sweaters. We can certainly make good use of the knitted items, especially during the holidays.

Uptown Crisis Pregnancy Center
939 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640
+1 (312) 989 2095
Contact: Sharon Mount

Serves ages 13-45 and babies. Needed are baby sets at this time.

Marillac House
212 S. Francisco
Chicago, IL 60612
+1 (773) 722 7440
Sister Yvonne, executive director

For nearly half a century, Marillac House has provided desperately needed social and educational programs to the people of East Garfield Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods on Chicago's impoverished west side. Marillac House is administered by the Daughters of Charity, the largest community of religious women in the world. The Sisters who live and work at Marillac House serve in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, founders of the Daughters of Charity. With a staff of more than 100, primarily from the west side, Marillac House cares for more than 1,110 people each day -- children, families, the elderly, the homeless, the poor. On November 22, 1994, we broke ground for our new building, which is now open. The very real need for this facility was reinforced a month later when a major crack appeared in our gym wall. The gym is used extensively, not only as a play area for our children but also as an easily accessible area where our seniors gather monthly for sharing, socializing, and learning. Needed at this time are caps, scarves, mittens, afghans, and baby sets. Actually, we can use almost anything.

Saint Andrew Retirement Home
7000 N. Newark Ave.
Niles, IL 60714-4497
+1 (708) 647 8332
Contact: Jean Kennedy, acting director

Serves ages 70-100. Needed are afghans, lap robes, and shawls.

Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois
226 S. 2nd Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Linda Swenson, resource worker

This organization sponsors several programs such as Family First, EPIC (for low income families), PASS, and Pregnancy and Early Parent Counseling. Needed are caps, scarves, baby sets, sweaters, slippers, and blankets.


Indiana <IN>

Newborns in Need, Central Indiana
PO Box 78
10645 2nd Street
Upland, IN 46989
Contact: Lynda Barker

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Central Indiana Chapter, Newborns In Need
P.O. Box 78
1064 South 2nd Street
Upland, IN 46989
Contact: Lynda Barker

+1 (765) 998-2069
email: lcbarker@netusa1.net
The Central Indiana Chapter of Newborns In Need is a non-denominational, all volunteer organization that provides essential items such as crocheted and knitted blankets, quilts, burial layettes, T-shirts, caps and booties to premature and needy newborns. These items are provided FREE OF CHARGE. We survive on donations from caring individuals and businesses that understand that children are our future and should start life with every advantage. Volunteers are needed as well as donations of yarn, fabric, batting, etc. Thanks for your help!

Women's Care Center
305 South Chapin Street
South Bend, IN 46625

The Women's Care Center is a pregnancy help center offering free pregnancy testing. We see over 3,000 women a year and provide a variety of material support to women in need. We receive generous donations daily and would really appreciate hand knitted baby items. We give away all baby related items and clothing up to size 2T. The clients we see are very appreciative of the items they receive from us and any donation you make would be well used.


Iowa <IA>

The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Ct
Coralville, IA 52241
Contact: Laura Aker

+1 (319) 338-6129
email: thepreemieproject@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: www.knitsforsanity.typepad.com/preemieproject_homepage
"Booties, Bonnets and Blankets for Premature Babies"

The Preemie Project is a charity group that donates hand-crafted and store bought cothing items to our participating hospital NICUs. Some of the items we donate include hats, booties, blankets, sweaters, teddy bears and dolls, and burial items. We also donate store bought items such a diapers, bottles, formula and clothing to families needing extra support after leaving the hospital.

Preemies are so small that it is very difficult to find items that will actually fit them. We are fortunate to be able to fill this need. The items also provide a warm comfort to families who often spend many hours in the hospital with their babies. The babies take their gifts home as a reminder of their small start in life at a wonderful facility.

The Preemie Project also supports the families grieving a loss. These babies are also so small that it's difficult to find a suitable garment to bury them in. We provide the families with items such as burial layettes, and gowns. We also provide angel pockets, tiny blankets with a pocket, for the parents to wrap their baby in as they say goodbye. While our volunteers find it heartbreaking to make these items, they feel it is important that we do not forget these families. The Preemie Project only hopes, in some small way, to ease the pain of grieving families.

The Preemie Project currently has two chapters established. The project was originally founded in Iowa City, IA. This chapter supports The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. We're very proud to have recently founded a chapter in Michigan that will be supporting Saint Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Someday we hope to have chapters all across the midwest.


We're accepting new volunteers everyday. Volunteers may help by donating their time and skills. Everyone is welcome! Our volunteers knit, crochet, sew and everything in between. It is not necessary to belong to a specific chapter in order to volunteer. We have volunteers all across the country. In fact, the vast majority of them do not belong to a specific chapter.

Many of our volunteers enjoy being a part of our yahoo group. This group gives the volunteers a chance to get to know each other. The yahoo group message board allows, Laura Aker, the "list mom" and project founder, to post updates and important events. This way everyone is on the same page. Laura and the volunteers also discuss important issues about the project as a group on the message board. We also share free pattern links and information on online yarn sales etc. It's a lot of fun!

Please visit the following link if you would like to join our yahoo group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thepreemieproject/
Feel free to email Laura Aker with any questions:
thepreemieproject@yahoo.com

See The Preemie Project website for more information:
www.knitsforsanity.typepad.com/preemieproject_homepage
The site also has many links to useful patterns designed just for preemies.

Exciting News! The Preemie Project has a new website coming soon: www.thepreemieproject.org Stay Tuned!

Please come help us make a difference!

We make / need: Preemie Project volunteers hand-craft preemie clothing items including hats, booties, blankets, sweaters NICU. The volunteers send these items to our chapter coordinators who will then donate these items to our participating NICUs.

Our volunteers also hand-craft burial and bereavement items for grieving families. These items include burial gown sets, burial buntings, rememberance blankets and miscarriage wrappers. Our volunteers also send these items to our chapter coordinators who will then donate them to our participating NICUs and delivery suites.

The Preemie Project is in need of supplies and store bought items. We always welcome donations of the following:
-soft baby yarn (please no scratchy fibers)
-sewing supplies: flannel, fleece, sheet fabrics, quilt batting, satin edging for blankets, thread and ribbon 3/16" width and smaller
-gently used or new receiving blankets (if used they must be without stains)
-gently used or new preemie to 6 month baby clothing (used items must be without stains)
-preemie-6 month diapers
-baby soap, lotion, wipes, pacifiers, bottles, formula etc.
-small store bought or hand-crafted teddy bears, animals and dolls
-colored printer paper, colored cardstock, stamps, envelopes

Children and Families of Iowa
1111 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
+1 (515) 282-1981
Children and Families of Iowa is a non-profit organization that helps abused children and mothers who, most of the time, have to flee at night. Children and Families of Iowa accepts knitted, crocheted, sewn, etc. paraphernalia. Anything is helpful!

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of North Central Iowa
106 S. 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436
Contact: Elaine Hanson

+1 (641) 585-8294
fax: +1 (641) 585-8194
email: hansone@waldorf.edu
World Wide Web: http://www.waldorf.edu
RSVP responds to priority community needs. A need identified through the elementary schools in our 4 county area indicates a need for adequate winter wear for children. Statistics indicate the 40% of students in these schools are receiving free and reduced meals. RSVP distributes knitted and crocheted hats and mittens to the schools. Vision: Impacting caring connecting


Kansas <KS>


Kentucky <KY>

Hearts 4 Babies
3601 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY 42001
Contact: Rebecca A. Wurth

+1 (270) 554-1441
email: hearts4babies@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.expage.com/hearts4babies
providing handmade necessities for premature and full term babies born to needy families in our four state region. These items are made by loving volunteers. We can always make use of: knitting needles, crochet needles, fingering yarn, 3 & 4ply yarns in pastel colors, baby booties, caps, hats, sweaters, afghans, toddler sweaters, and premature sizes too.

Maine Coon Rescue
304 First Ave. West
Franklin, KY 42134
Contact: Jennifer Waldeck

+1 (330) 651-1543
email: jhw516@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.mainecoonrescue.com
We greatfully accept donations of finished goods, including blankets suitable for rescued cats and kittens, blankets for cats that could be sold as fundraisers to adopters and friends, and other knitted/craft items that could be sold or raffled as fundraisers for our animal rescue. Our mission:


We are a nationwide network of volunteers who share one love, Our Beloved Maine Coon Cats, and One Great, Big Vision:

to rescue abused, abandoned, surrendered and homeless Maine Coon (MC) Cats whether registered or not;

to act as liaison between shelters, animal control and disaster agencies nationwide;

to assist in providing appropriate medical care;

to ensure all MC and MC Mix cats placed directly through, or into carefully screened Maine Coon Rescue (MCR) Foster Homes are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, tested for FeLV/FIV;

to provide carefully screened foster homes, if necessary prior to re-homing;

to assist in assuring that they are placed in carefully screened forever homes;

to share our wisdom and knowledge of this magnificent breed to assist in identifying MC/MC Mix cats that wind up in shelters;

to educate potential adopters about the breed;

to alert breeders that a cat from their cattery may need help;

to network with other rescue groups and pool our resources;

to help transport MC/MC Mix cats to their temporary foster or new forever homes;

to network with other transport groups and pool our resources;

to remain ever at hand, if needed, after a successful rescue has taken place;

to assist in providing resources, education and information regarding spay/neuter, declawing, behavior problems, indoor/outdoor issues;

to do our part to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

Hearts and Hands of Kentucky
440 Larkwood Drive
Lexingotn, KY 40509
Contact: Susan Larmour

+1 (859) 269-1708
fax: +1 (859) 269-1708
email: heartsandhandsofkentucky@insightbb.com
World Wide Web: http://home.insightbb.com/heartsandhandsofkentucky/
FORMERLY WITH NEWBORNS IN NEED - NO LONGER ASSOCIATED WITH THEM

Hearts and Hands is an attempt to organize volunteers in KY to crochet, knit and sew items to be donated to the homeless and needy across the state. Our current focus is the Hope Center, a shelter for homeless men, and the preemies in the NICUs of the University of Kentucky and Kosair Children's Hospital. As we grow, more agencies will be added.

Stitch for a Cause
Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road
Louisville, KY 40241
Contact: Lisa Stringfellow

+1 (502) 423-0440
fax: +1 (502) 423-0445
email: lisa.stringfellow@kcd.louisville.ky.us
World Wide Web: http://www.stitchforacause.org
Stitch for a Cause is a community service project at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville, Kentucky. The group knits, crochets, sews, and quilts baby blankets and apparel for several local children's agencies. Your help is greatly needed as we rely on donations to supply yarn, fabric and other materials for crafting. We would also welcome contributions of handmade sweaters, hats, booties, or other items that would provide warmth and comfort to needy children in the Louisville area.

Newborns in Need, Western Kentucky
243 Edwards Drive
Paducah, KY 42003
Contact: Marla Caneer

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Central Kentucky Chapter
440 Larkwood Drive
Lexington, KY 40509-1260
Contact: Susan Fritter Larmour

+1 (606) 269-6058
fax: +1 (606) 269-6058
email: susanlarmour@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns in Need has 34 chapters across the United States and an affiliated group in Australia. Volunteers sew, knit and crochet clothing and blankets for preemies and needy newborns in hospitals in the area where each chapter is located. The yarn used is mostly baby fingering or sport weight yarn although worsted weight can be used. The primary need is that the yarn be very soft.

Father's Love Children's Ministry
c/o Betsy Packard
72 Highland Manor
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Contact: Betsy Packard

+1 (502) 647 1570
email: BPACK55294@aol.com
+1 (508) 651-2559
email: Afghanerin@aol.com
World Wide Web: www.massyouthinaction.org
I am a 15 year old and as part of the 4H Youth in Action club, I started the Essential Care Packet Project. The purpose of this project is to provide a sewn bag full of essentials to children when they first enter foster care in MA. I have delivered over 1300. Erin's afghans is another project in which I have delivered over 1700 afghans to foster children in MA. In the past the afghans were delivered separately, but now many are placed in the placement duffel bags and given to the children when they first enter care. Please visit my website for more information. I send out an on-line newsletter each month to keep people updated. I am in need of yarn donations and people to make afghans or 6" squares or to sew placement bags. The patterns for the bags can be found on my website.
Thanks
~Erin~

Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Attn: Eliza Strode, LICSW
729 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Contact: Eliza Strode, LICSW

+1 (617) 488-1749
fax: +1 (617) 731-8195
email: EStrode@bhchp.org
Boston Health Care for the Homeless has two medical respite units for women and men who are homeless and who have medical problems which are severe enough that they cannot stay in a shelter and not so severe that they need to be in a medical hospital. Knitting and crocheting are very popular pasttimes for the women, who are coping not only with medical problems but often also with trauma histories, substance abuse, and disconnection from family. The women make blankets, baby clothing, angels, purses, etc. Some of our favorite quotes: "I do it to relax. It's something I accomplished, and I feel good inside about it. I crocheted a blanket for my 8-year-old son. He wrapped it around him and it made him feel happy too. He said to his dad, 'Next time Mommy makes me a blanket, tell her not to put so many holes in it!" Another woman said, "It keeps me sane. We need a way to relax our minds, because we're already stressed from so much stuff. You can tell your story with the different colors of the yarn. You can express your artistic side." The women stay an average of three weeks at our residential, and so we are always in need of yarna nd supplies. We could really use: yarn, knitting and crochet needles, and gift certificates to WalMart for yarn. Thanks so much for caring!

THE KNITTING CONNECTION, INC.
PO Box 560065
West Medford, MA 02156-0065
Contact: Sue A Manning

+1 (781) 387-9181
email: theknittingconnection@hotmail.com
We are three women who started a volunteer program by collecting donated yarn and distributing it to volunteer knitters/crocheters to make hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters, afghans, baby booties, layette sets, and Christmas stockings for the needy children in metro Boston.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF YARN.
If you have any resources of yarn, we would love
to have the donation.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER KNITTERS/CROCHETERS.
If you have the time, we have the yarn, would love
to use your talents for a needy cause.

WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT FINISHED KNITTED/CROCHETED ITEMS.
Your donations may be mailed to: THE KNITTING
CONNECTION.

This past Holiday the items were donated to The Renewal House, Shelter, Inc., Hildrebrand House, Alternative House, Home for Little Wanderers, Spaulding Hospital, A Women's Concern, and others. The requests for the donated items have increased, therefore all the help and donations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance. THE KNITTING CONNECTION, INC.


Newborns in Need, Central Massachusetts
PO Box 253,
277B Publick House Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Contact: Gina Zeleznok

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Little Treasures
67 Idaho Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Contact: Susana

+1 (617) 296-5034
fax: +1 (781) 401-8181
email: scambara@email.msn.com
World Wide Web: http://www.guidinglyte.com
"Little Treasures Massachusetts Chapter" is organized to work within a given area to coordinate compassionate service efforts, i.e.. volunteer activities such as sewing, delivering finished goods, fundraising activities, making presentations to interested groups, etc.

There is a need for blankets, quilts, booties, hats, and warm clothing for
sick and needy babies. In some cases, when tiny premature and newborn babies leave the hospital, they are only wearing a disposable diaper, they do not even have a sleeper or receiving blanket to go home in, if they are one of the lucky ones who have at home to go to.

What is needed:
Quilts 36 x 36, 36 x 45, or 45 x 45.
receiving blankets,sleepers/gowns/outfits
baby clothing-layette sets,hats booties,Underwear,socks,shoes,toys-new or used, commercial or handmade, books, stuffed toys diaper bags, diapers, bottles, pacifiers.

Women's Educational and Industrial Union
Fiber Arts Department
356 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Contact: Alice Lam, ext.156

+1 (617) 536-5651
fax: +1 (617) 247-8826
One of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union's programs is Horizons, a transitional housing program for battered women and their children. Horizons provides a stepping stone between an emergency shelter situation and permanent housing. The women and their children stay for up to eighteen months during which time they learn economic development and other life skills. The Union runs an annual all-night Knit-a-Thon, during which participants piece together 6 inch afghan squares. The completed afghans are given to the children as they go on to permanent housing. The Union accepts completed 6 inch squares knitted or crocheted out of machine washable fibers. Squares may be sent to the address above.

The Knitwits
Somerville Community Schools Program
167 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Attention: Peg Buckman

A group of women, called The Knitwits, of Somerville, MA, have been very busy for the last few years, knitting infant hats for newborns in hospitals, including preemies. They also knit every Christmas, hats and mittens for most of the Head Start children in Somerville, MA. This year they are increasing their charity work by knitting scully caps for people on dialysis. It seems there is a need for these patients to wear the caps when receiving the dialysis, to ward off the cold on their heads. This group could use any donations of yarn for any of these projects. They usually use baby or light sports yarn for the newborn hats and knitting worsted for the other things. Any colors would be welcome.

Mitten Tree
Vicki DeLalla
North Stratford NH 03590

I started a mitten tree last year for the kids in our town. Items include mittens, hats, scarves, head bands that cover the ears, socks and slippers. Any for grades K-12. Leftover yarn would also be helpful. It gets very cold up here. We are just a few miles south of the Canadian border.

Springfield Rescue Mission
19 Bliss St.
Springfield, MA 01101-2435
+1 (413) 723 0808
Contact: Ronald Willoughby, executive director

Serves both male and female clients. Needed are caps, scarves, mittens, slippers, and sweaters.

Children's Study Home
44 Sherman St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Jennifer P. Metsch, director of development

The Springfield Home for Friendless Women and Children was established in 1865 as the first non-profit organization in western Massachusetts to address the problems of families after the Civil War. In 1940, the Springfield Home changed its name to the Children's Study Home. Children and families find a safe environment and structured support to make changes in their lives.

Catholic Charities, Youville House
Pat Benoit, Residential Supervisor
133 Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01604

+1 (508) 753 3084
Youville House is a shelter for homeless families. We can always use hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and afghans for adults and children of all ages.


Michigan <MI>

Child Advocacy Team
209 W 7th Street
Flint, MI 48502
Contact: Karen Bunker

+1 (810) 238-5425
fax: +1 (810) 238-9340
email: kbunker@ameritech.net
World Wide Web: http://www.l-gal.org
A Michigan non=profit company which provides legal and advocacy services to and on the behalf of minor children involved in neglect, abuse and delinquency proceeding. In need of Baby Booties, Quilts.

Close Knit Hugs
PO Box 1100
Lewiston, MI 4956
Contact: Maggie Tatum

email: tatumm@kikland.edu
World Wide Web: httpp://

anyone that can use them
Taylor, MI 48180
Contact: Lynn Kowalczyk

+1 (313) 2916730
email: auggieamo@comcast.net
I have yarn in skeins with dye lots, baby yarn, sportss yarn,patterns,needles, hooks,plastic needle work supplies and patterns. I also have many years of ANNIES ATTIC patterns, books and other craft supplies I would like to donate to someone who would appreciate their value and enjoy them as much as I once did.

The Preemie Project - Michigan Chapter
8269 Woodcrest #1
Westland, MI 48185
Contact: Janette Bertram

email: jlaine76@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: www.knitsforsanity.typepad.com/preemieproject_homepage

"Booties, Bonnets and Blankets for Premature Babies"

The Preemie Project is a charity group that donates hand-crafted and store bought cothing items to our participating hospital NICUs. Preemies are so small that it is very difficult to find items that will actually fit them. We are fortunate to be able to fill this need. The items also provide a warm comfort to families who often spend many hours in the hospital with their babies. The babies take their gifts home as a reminder of their small start in life at a wonderful facility.

Some of the items we donate include hats, booties, blankets, sweaters, teddy bears and dolls, and burial items. We also donate store bought items such a diapers, bottles, formula and clothing to families needing extra support after leaving the hospital.


The Preemie Project also supports the families grieving a loss. These babies are also so small that it's difficult to find a suitable garment to bury them in. We provide the families with items such as burial layettes, and gowns. We also provide angel pockets, tiny blankets with a pocket, for the parents to wrap their baby in as they say goodbye. While our volunteers find it heartbreaking to make these items, they feel it is important that we do not forget these families. The Preemie Project only hopes, in some small way, to ease the pain of grieving families.

See The Preemie Project website for more information:
www.knitsforsanity.typepad.com/preemieproject_homepage
The site also has many links to useful patterns designed just for preemies.

Exciting News! The Preemie Project has a new website coming soon: www.thepreemieproject.org Stay Tuned!

Please come help us make a difference!

WEE CARE
600 14th st. Lot 82
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Contact: Robin Osman

+1 (269) 279-3204
fax: +1 (269) 279-2745
email: osmanrobin@yahoo.com
We are a small group of ladies who crochet,knit and or sew to provide things for the needy babies and young children in the SW MI area. We currently could really use donations of yarn and fabric.

Warming Families of SE Michigan
433 N. Sheldon Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170
Contact: Tammy King

+1 (734) 455-9373
email: thekings2607@sbcglobal.net
World Wide Web: http://www.geocities.com/pmshc/index.html
Warming Families is a national volunteer run project that provides NEW, warm items to the homeless. The SE Michigan chapter accepts all sizes of hats, scarves, mittens and slippers, as well as afghans and blankets, and baby items. Please check web site for additional information.

Angels of Detroit
11395 Montrose
Detroit, MI 48227
Contact: Lynda Bolich

+1 (313) 837-1042
email: angelsofdetroit@aol.com
We make hats, scarves,& mittens for the homeless in Detroit. This is our first year, but hope to expand state wide.

Samaritan Care Hospice
24445 Northwestern Hwy Suite 105
Southfield, MI 48075
Contact: Chris Kokenos

+1 (800) 397-9360
fax: +1 (248) 355-5705
email: chriskok@aol.com
Our Hospice organization serves terminally ill people in the Southeastern Michigan area. Our patients are often on limited incomes and cannot even afford a new blanket or a pair of slippers. Gifts of this sort are very much appreciated by our patients and their families. These gifts allow the patients to experience a ray of light, even during their darkest hours (especially when they know that the gifts are hand made).

We would also be most appreciative of any donations of yarn, as we have a couple of crocheting groups that make projects for the patients as well.

Warming Families, S.W. Michigan Chapter
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Cindy Bosier

+1 (616) 629-9352
email: Taxeycab@AOL.com
World Wide Web: http://geocities.com/taxeycab/WarmingFamilies.html
Warming Families is a national volunteer run project that provides NEW, warm items to the homeless. This local chapter accepts all sizes of hats, scarves, mittens and slippers, as well as afghans and blankets. Please check web site for additional information. Thank you.

Newborns in Need, Southeast Michigan
26151 Student St.
Redford, MI 55044
Contact: Laconda Wilson

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Foote Socks
264 1/2 Griswold
Jackson, MI 49203
Contact: Betsy Miller

email: abbeyrhoad@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: www.footesocks.com
Foote Socks is an infant sock charity program, coordinated by Betsy Miller, for Foote Hospital in Jackon,
Michigan. Fingering weight baby yarn would be appreciated as a donation.

Angel Care
15911 Kinloch
Redford, MI 48239
Contact: Mary Piontek

+1 (313) 534-6496
email: damary@voyager.net
Angel Care supplies hospitals with handmade burial gowns and Layettes for infants that die before, during and shortly after birth. The items are given to the grieving families free of charge. We need everything from booties to hats to gowns to blankets in all sizes.

Amity
702 Greenhills Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Amity is a fellowship of Ann Arbor area women skilled in the fiber arts. It was originally the crafts committee of the Friends of University of Michigan Hospitals, responsible for the hospital's Holiday Bazaar, an annual event since 1981. Although still working in close cooperation with the Friends, Amity became a separate organization, responding to the needs for grassroots, one-on-one assistance to medical center patients and their families. Ernestina Parravano, a founding member of Amity, has been a daily volunteer at the Kellogg Eye Center since 1977, and the original funding for Amity came from donors who knew that she had reached into her own pocket to help people caught in the trap of illness and poverty. Although the formal aid network operates efficiently in most areas, sometimes it is stretched to the limit, and immediate emergency aid is not available. Then there are the amenities outside the formal network's scope that Amity has been able to provide, such as lullaby tapes for infants undergoing radiation therapy, toys to alleviate a child's anxiety during testing and treatment, special comforts for a camp for ventilator-dependent children, and so forth. The needs are endless. The original and continuing funding from generous donors has been augmented by the sale of Amity handiwork at the Friends Holiday Bazaar, at the Ann Arbor Women's City Fall Festival of the Arts, and to individuals who come to our weekly workshops.
Joan Hamer's suggestion: If you have something to offer, write and ask what might be needed currently.

Whaley Children's Center
1201 N. Grand Traverse St.
Flint, MI 48503-9985
+1 (313) 234 3603
William J. Weitzel, development director

Whaley is a children's home that works only with severely neglected and abused children. We are the only facility of our kind in Michigan and we have 50 children who live here. Our children, boys and girls, are between the ages of 6 and 12. We have about 12 girls and the rest boys at any one time. I would think any items such as hats, sweaters, socks, and mittens would be appreciated. Our children also like any knitted or sewn toys, dolls, or other items created by your gifted volunteers.


Minnesota <MN>

Charitable Crafters
4407 Jay St.
Duluth, MN 55804
Contact: Tina Shaddox

+1 (218) 525-0046
email: tshaddox@ivillage.com
World Wide Web: http://pages.ivillage.com/tshaddox/charitablecrafters
Charitable Crafters accepts knitted, crocheted, or sewed clothing, outerwear, or toys for donation to local charities. We give to our crisis nursery, homeless shelters, battered women's shelter, Kid's Closet, and other social service organizations that do not charge a fee for the donations.

Bundles of Love
7975 166th Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact: Mary Jo Prinsen

+1 (952) 431-2867
email: president@bundlesoflove.org
World Wide Web: http://www.bundlesoflove.org
Bundles of Love is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, incorporated in the state of Minnesota to help infants and their families. We provide clothing, bedding and necessities for infants in need; provide correctly sized clothing for premature infants of all sizes; provide burial garments and keepsakes for families who have suffered the loss of an infant due to stillbirth, complications of birth, or illness and teach expectant mothers how to sew for their own babies.

We love to provide lovingly knitted items for the babies we help. Some project suggestions are: knitted afghans or afghan squares, infant sweaters, booties, hats, mittens or burial outfits. We also accept donations of yarn or other knitting supplies.

Range Center, Inc.
1001 N.W. 8th Ave.
Chisholm, MN 55719
Contact: Shelley Robinson, Executive Director

+1 (218) 254 3347
fax: +1 (218) 254 7343
email: rci@uslink.net
Range Center, Inc. is a large private, nonprofit organization providing residential and vocational services to adults and children with severe mental retardation and related conditions. In N.E. MN, the weather is very extreme during the winters. Our Center appreciates mittens (all sizes), hats, scarves and lap blankets. Your sewing and knitting talents will be much appreciated in the cold winter months in Minnesota!


Missouri <MO>

For the Love of Babies, Inc.
4995 Hwy 95
Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Contact: Lora Hall

+1 (417) 926-0964
email: lorah@fidnet.com
World Wide Web: http://fortheloveofbabies.tripod.com
For the Love of Babies, Inc. is a non profit corporation in the state of Missouri. Our group makes and distributes clothing and bedding items to area agencies that assist needy families. We accept knitted, crocheted, sewn, or quilted items for needy newborns and their families. We are a small but growing group and would love to have you join us in our mission to help the babies. Please feel free to contact me for more information. Thank you for considering us!

TLC for Angels, Inc/SW Missouri Chapter
3305 Hwy MM
Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Contact: Lora Hall

+1 (417) 926-0964
email: lorah@fidnet.com
World Wide Web: http://tlc_swmo.tripod.com
We accept knitted, crocheted, and sewn items, including quilts, afghans, hats, booties etc to distribute to area agencies, hospitals and individuals in need. Both preemie and full term sizes are needed. Please contact me for more info on how you can help.

Newborns in Need, Minnesota Chapter
PO Box 385
Houston, MO 65483
Contact: Sherri Larsen

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Southwest Missouri
PO Box 385
Houston, MO 65483
Contact: Beverly Tapp

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Missouri Ozark
PO Box 245
Roby, MO 65557
Contact: Toy Lund

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Suburban Chicago
PO Box 385
Houston, MO 65483
Contact: Laura Hilb

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.


Montana <MT>

Critters For Kids
Po Box 1012
Marion, MT 59925
Contact: Lee Gardner

+1 (406) 854-2949
fax: +1 (406) 854=2950
email: crittersforkids@in-tch.com
At Critters for kids we help to provide warm sock, hats scarves, sweaters, blankets anything to keep children and adults warm and clothed. We work to help needy families and our wonderful veterans,disabled and elderly along with various shelters. Nothing will go to waste, we share with many other organizations, trying to keep people warm across the coutry. We also run a food pantry, and work with people and livestock in ark therapy. We rescue livestock of all kinds as well.

Intermountain Children's Home
500 S. Lambom
Helena, MT 59601
Jan Barnes, resource development

Intermountain Children's Home is a therapeutic youth group home, for 32 seriously disturbed children ages 4 to 12. We are one of two facilities in the nation that provide a unique attachment model of therapy that emphasizes the bonding between child and adult. With cold winters in Montana, any knitted sweaters for our boys or girls will be accepted with love.


Nebraska <NE>

Coordinated Intervention System for Domestic Abuse, Inc.
1211 Main
Crete, NE 68333
Contact: Carol

+1 (402) 826-2332
fax: +1 (402) 826-2332
email: ci05437@navix.net
CISDA provides long term transitional shelter and job readiness to families that have left an abusive situation and are striving to be safe and become self sufficient. The agency is almost self sufficient, being supported locally with fund coming from county boards, United Ways, and local foundations. No Federal or State funding is received. CISDA has been serving survivors of domestic abuse for 20 years. Volunteers are very important to all projects of CISDA. Sweaters, hats, gloves, slippers, blankets, bed covers, would be given to women and children living in the shelters. There are two that can house a total of 15 people.


New Hampshire <NH>

Mad Hatters of New Hampshire
345 Suncook Valley Rd.
Chichester, NH 03258
Contact: Dawn Thulin

+1 (603) 435-7350
email: dethulin1@aol.com
We Knit Baby hats, sweaters, booties, and blakets for newborns and Premies born in New Hampshire hospitals. These items are donated by several local knitters, crocheters, and seamstresses in the Chichester area.

We would appreciate any donations of fingering, sports, and baby weight yarns. Please only acrylics or cottons.

Baby Threads
76 Seavey Rd
Belmont, NH 03220
Contact: Bonnie Champagne

+1 (603) 279-9922
fax: +1 (603) 267-1273
email: bdchamp2@netzero.net
Baby Threads provides layette bags filled with items for needy newborns. These bags are distributed by pregnancy centers and hospitals. Baby Threads also donates clothing for homeless children and adults. Items needed: sweaters, hats, booties, and afghans in baby sizes. For children and adults we have a need for hats, mittens, socks, scarfs, and larger size afghans.

Mitten Tree
PO Box A
Main St
North Stratford, NH 03590
Contact: Vicki DeLalla

+1 (603) 9228337
fax: +1 (603) 9228337
email: vickid@ncia.net
Our mitten tree is still growing. We would like yarn, mittens, scarves, socks - all sizes from K-12 and even adult in 2002 we had - I believe - the coldest winter for a long time. Two years ago I received a lovely box of items but lost the address for a thank-you note. Plese forgive me. Such designs - and your pictures were great.

Stratford Mitten Tree
Main St - PO Box A
N. Stratford, NH 03590
Contact: Vicki

+1 (603) 922-8337
fax: +1 (603) 922-8339
email: vickid@ncia.net
3rd Annual Mitten Tree 1998 - This is Stratford's 225th year and as we celebrate the event, we also would like to remember the kids of the town by filling the mitten tree with WARM items for them. Even though it is called a Mitten tree anything that will keep them warm - mittens, socks, scarves, caps and hats etc. The tree is displayed in the Post Office Lobby from Thanksgiving until the last day of school before the Christmas Holiday.


New Jersey <NJ>

Artists Helping Children
657 Ithaca Place
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Contact: Rachel Goldstein

+1 (609) 371-5276
World Wide Web: http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/charityknittingforchildren.html
Artists Helping Children Provides sick and needy children with free art supplies, toys, and murals for free. We need your creative spirit and your loving help. We are filling up bags full of art supplies and cuddly animals to ship off to very ill children in hospitals. We have tons of art supplies, but not enough cuddly animals and bags. We are looking for canvas, cloth, or knitted bags to put the art supplies and cuddly animals in. We are also looking for handmade knitted, crocheted, and sewn cuddly animals, dolls, puppets, and other handmade toys. There is no greater way to show you care than to make a cuddly toy or beautiful bag for a sick or needy child.

CancerCare of New Jersey
141 Dayton Street
Suite 204
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Contact: Monica Smith

+1 (201) 444-6630
fax: +1 (201) 444-0978
email: monicas@cancercare.org
World Wide Web: http://www.cancercare.org
Hosts a Knit Out in the winter to make hats and scarfs for cancer patients. Will take donations of knitting supplies, books, magazines, etc.

Warmth Around the World
312 S. Lincoln Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Contact: Liz Duhai

+1 (856) 321-0777
fax: +1 (856) 321-0809
email: liz@adoptachild.us
World Wide Web: http://adoptachild.us/Warmth%20Around%20the%20World.htm
Reaching Out�s Warmth Around the World project will donate children�s sweaters, hats, mittens, blankets, and quilts to orphanages in countries such as Russia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Nepal, and Kazakhstan. Orphanages in many of these countries are struggling to provide for the overwhelming number of children in their care. These countries often experience very cold winters and keeping all the children adequately bundled up can be a daunting task.

We�re looking for willing hands to help us make child-sized sweaters, hats, mittens, blankets, and quilts for orphanages abroad. Dust off your needles and recruit your friends and family, churches and schools! Your time and talent will help to warm a child in need!

Sweaters can be made from the simple patterns below or from a pattern of your choice. All children�s sizes are desperately needed and greatly appreciated. Donations of yarn are also appreciated and will be used by the knitters here at Reaching Out.

Hats for the Homeless
Carroll-Net Inc
905 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Contact: Pat Carroll

+1 (201) 488-1332
fax: +1 (201) 488-1093
email: pat@hats4thehomeless.org
World Wide Web: http://www.hats4thehomeless.org
We collect and donate hats, scarves, gloves and socks to the homeless in NYC at St Xavier's Soup Kitchen every Christmas. Gift-wrapping your donated items is appreciated. Request a poster for a collection box at our web site.

Mission Exchange USA-Africa
59 Patriots Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Contact: Ms Chuaro

+1 (973) 455-1434
fax: +1 (973) 455-1434
email: MissionX@usa.com
World Wide Web: in process -- MissionExchange.com
southern Africa is cold and knitted goods are good for winter there. We accept any gift especially for mothers and children infected with the HIV/AIDS virus.

TLC for Angels
850 Fort Plains Road
Howell, NJ 07731-1190
Contact: Vicki Knapp

+1 (732) 886-0643
email: tlcforangels@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.tlcforangels.com/
TLC is creating handmade items for preemies, infants and children in need. We select 4 hospitals a year to make donations to. Handmade items consist of hats, booties, blankets, toys, activity kits, burial gowns, etc., which are distributed to newborns and children that are hospital-confined. No crafting experience required, we make it easy. You can learn how to knit or crochet and find easy patterns on our web site.

Newborns in Need, New Jersey Sewing Group
130 Clinton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Contact: Georgia Terp

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Heavenly Angels
22 Johnstone St.
Edison, NJ 08817
Contact: Linda Seickel

+1 (732) 248-1468
email: heavenlyange2@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.heavenlyangels.org

Heavenly Angels make and donate preemie garments and blankets to New Jersey hospitals.

Navy Relief
Lakehurst, NJ

Clifton Cares
74 Cathedral Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07110
+1 (201) 284 1262
Contact: Dorothy Adlon

Clifton Cares, Inc., is a non-profit charity that distributes clothing and food to needy Clifton children. We were established four years ago by Steven Hatals, who heard from principals, teachers, and guidance counselors that some children in our district were coming to school in the winter dressed in sweat jackets because their families could not afford coats. Our philosophy is that you just can't educate children without providing the basic necessities of adequate clothing and food. All our families are referred to us by principals, teachers, and guidance counselors, who see these children every day. We deliver all the clothing and food through the principals so that everyone's privacy is protected. We often deal with crisis situations such as sudden illness in families, fires, divorce, teen pregnancy, and so forth. Any help that you can give us that would provide warm apparel would be greatly appreciated. We need caps, mittens, sweaters, and baby sets.

Tender Loving Care Ministries, Inc.
11 Park Drive (or P.O. Box 701)
Livingston, NJ 07039
submitted by Anne Rogers

Carole Johnson, a seamstress, founded Tender Loving Care Ministries, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that sends clothing in sizes 3 to 7 to the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), based in Lancaster, Kentucky. Her father-in-law was a supporter of this organization, which serves more than 285,000 residents in six states. She provides new clothes, and CAP distributes them. Tender Loving Care Ministries, Inc., accepts donations to pay for fabric, supplies, accessories, personal care kits, and towels for children in pre-school up to first grade. Carole can use volunteer seamstresses to sew the dresses, sizes 3 to 7 (or for boys, slacks and shirts), only in washable fabrics. She would like to see a sample of your work. She also sends along hats, scarves, and mittens. You can machine knit them of worsted weight acrylic, or if you are using sport weight, please make them two layers thick. Carole would also like to send pullover sweaters in sizes 4 to 8, in acrylic or cotton. She sends six shipments a year. You can send questions or donations of fabric or yarn to the listed address. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you'd like a reply, especially if you're concerned about the receipt of your donation.

AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, Inc.
182 Roseville Ave.
Newark, NJ 07107

Needed are blankets, hats, mittens, and scarves for infants and children.

Project B.A.B.I.E.S.
256 N. 7th St.
Newark, NJ 07107
Regina Marshall, dep. executive director

A group home for babies (newborn to one year old) who have been exposed to drugs. Also has outpatients up to age 5 or 6. Needed are any and all baby-related items, including hats, booties, blankets, and so forth.

American Rescue Workers
84 Magazine St.
Newark, NJ 07105
+1 (201) 589 5772

A shelter for men. Needed are hats, sweaters, blankets, bedspreads, and so forth.

Goodwill Homes and Missions, Inc.
79 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
+1 (201) 621 9560

Serves homeless men, women, and children. Needed are hats, sweaters, scarves, mittens, and so forth.

Lighthouse Community Center
P.O. Box 1036
Newark, NJ 07101
+1 (201) 802 1802

Serves homeless of all ages. Needed are hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, and so forth.


New Mexico <NM>

littlehandsknit
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Contact: Hazel

email: littlehandsknit@mac.com
World Wide Web: http://www.littlehandsknit.com
A mind for creating, a soul for caring, a heart for giving. We are littlehandsknit.

Our mission is to create beautiful knitted items-scarves, hats, ponchos, blankets, anything to keep you warm- and give them to people in need in New Mexico. Currently, we are a mother and daughter team and love to knit on our spare time. This winter 2005 is our first season of giving and we are off to a great start! We hope our team of knitters will grow as the seasons pass. Please visit our website for updated information. Thanks!

United World College Knit for Charity
P.O. Box 256
Highway 65
Montezuma, NM 87731
Contact: Elizabeth Morse

+1 (505) 454 1705
fax: +1 (505) 454 4275
email: emorse@newmexico.com
World Wide Web: www.uwc-usa.org
We are a non-profit school with a strong service ethic. The UWC Knitters are seeking knitting supplies so that we can create blankets, hats, and slippers for homeless and domestic violence shleters in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Vegas, New Mexico. We are also knitting caps and blankets for area hospital wards: caps and blankets for premature babies and chemo therapy patients, and slippers for those who need them.

Adopt a Grandparent Program
Mountain Light Center
Box 241
Taos, NM 87571
+1 (505) 776 8474
Gail Russell

The idea started when an elderly woman from Batesland, South Dakota, asked the volunteer staff of Mountain Light Center, "Are you sure there isn't anyone down your way who would like to adopt a Grandma?" South Dakota winters are severe and living conditions for elders are particularly harsh. The program is intended to be run on a person-to-person basis. Getting participants to know each other by mail is encouraged, as elders are interested to know who the people are that send clothes. The main purpose is to encourage and enable individuals to lend a helping hand in any way they can, and to connect Pine Ridge elders in need with people who want to share. AGP does not wish to create an inundation of curiosity seekers, who might affect the native communities and burden families with concerns and struggles of their own. We hope that sending support packages and getting to know one another by letters, at a respectful distance, will be a sufficient exchange. Elders ask that when something is sent, the donor's name and address and a self-addressed stamped envelope be enclosed, as they want to send thanks. Write to the Mountain Light Center for an updated list of elders who would like to be "adopted."


New York <NY>

Knits for Infants (and Children)
c/o M. Taitz,
5700 Arlington Ave 5C
Bronx, NY 10471
Contact: Marcy Taitz

+1 (718) 543-9091
fax: +1 (718) 543-1311
email: mtaitz@optonline.net
We knit/crochet/sew baby and children's clothes and blankets for babies from 3 pounds through preschool sizes, for the neonatal nursery and the family social work/ parenting programs in North Central Bronx Hospital, NYC. This hospital serves a needy population and seeks donations of finished items as well as yarn to make more! Circular and double pointed needles are also gratefully accepted. Many thanks!!
Thanks so much for any help you can give.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
185 North Main Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Contact: Gerri Zabusky

+1 (845) 356-6818
fax: +1 (845) 574-4498
email: gzabusky@sunyrockland.edu
We are an organization that matches volunteers 55 years and older with non profit organizations in need of volunteers. Our volunteers knit and crochet blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves etc for local nursing homes, hospitals, schools and community organizations.

Children's Hope Foundation
11 Park Place
Suite 1203
New York, NY 10007
Contact: Elizabeth Bliss

+1 (212) 233-5133
fax: +1 (212) 233-5132
email: elizabeth@childrenshope.org
World Wide Web: http://www.childrenshope.org
The Children's Hope Foundation is a volunteer-driven organization that improves the quality of life for children, youths, and their families affected by HIV and AIDS by meeting their medical and social needs. The Purls of Hope knitting program creates knitted squares, blankets, scarves, hats, and other items that are given to HIV positive infants and their families. Volunteers, both experienced and beginners, are welcome to join the weekly Wednesday night knitting circle in our office, from 6pm - 8pm. Volunteer knitting leaders are available to help and supplies are provided. CHF is constantly looking for and accepting donations of yarn and needles to help support the Purls of Hope program.

My Sisters' Place
2 Lyon Place
White Plains, NY 10601
Contact: Donna

+1 (914) 7793925
email: dksb9@aol.com
We are a group of women who meetin Tuesday nights who knit for My Sister's Place.Each year, My Sisters' Place assists over 2000 women and girls, , shelters over 150 women and children, and provides community education. We would like to knit for these women who have nothing for this winter. Please send donations of wool so we can make scarves, hats ponchos and blankets for them.

sue rock originals EVERYONE!!!
50 East 18th Street A8
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Contact: Sue Rock

+1 (347) 3658747
email: suerockoriginals@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://suerockoriginals.blogspot.com
CROCHET DESIGNER CREATES CHARITY KNIT/CROCHET GROUP FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THEIR CHILDREN!

Sue Rock is a knitwear designer based in New York. She is the first designer working exclusively with FACED (Fiber and Craft Entrepreneurial Development Center) - the Rwandan machine knitters cooperative based in Kigali, Rwanda (http://www.fiberandcraft.org/) and with the Kenyan hand knitters cooperative, Kenana Knitters (a http://www.kenanaknitters.com). We have launched a charity division of the company - Sue Rock Originals EVERYONE!!! which brings together craftspeople from all walks of life and recycled yarn to create clothing & accessories for survivors of domestic violence who are living in transitional housing. Women who have gained the courage to enter the shelter system are leaving their homes with just the clothes on their back and their children. They have given up everything to stay safe and protected. The items created by these volunteers assists in giving them renewed self-esteem - hope towards the future.

Sue Rock Originals EVERYONE!!! provides everything needed to make wonderful items that will be appreciated and used including purses, handbags, tops and children's clothing. We have received acceptance by SAFE HORIZONS to be their craft charity. Our first presentation to SAFE HORIZONS is for October - Domestic Violence Awareness month! We coordinate with the fashion seasons of Fall and Spring for distribution.

Center for Animal Care and Control
105 Bartlett Place
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Contact: Alice O'Neil

+1 (212) 306-3160
email: Aliceoneil@aol.com
World Wide Web: www.pleasebekind.com
NYC Animal Care and Control is an open admissions animal shelter that cares for more than 50,000 animals each year. The Cage Comforter Program is run by volunteers and provides beds and toys for the cats, kittens and small dogs in the AC&C's 5 shelters city-wide. The beds help relieve stress and anxiety of animals who have been abused, abandoned and traumatized. When they are adopted they take their beds with them which helps ease the transition to their new homes. The toys help relieve the terrible boredom of being confined to small cages. Beds can be knitted, crocheted, or sewed and should be 12" x 18" or 18" x 24". For more details you can visit the pleasebekind website. Please help. These animals need all the friends they can get.

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
120 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Contact: Shannon Hughes, LMSW

+1 (212) 632-4793
fax: +1 (212) 632-4795
email: shughes@jbfcs.org
World Wide Web: http://www.jbfcs.org
The Jewish Board of Family and Children�s Services (JBFCS) is a non-sectarian non-profit mental health and social service agency serving 65,000 clients annually in all five boroughs of New York City. The Division of Volunteer Services and the Sanctuary� Project at JBFCS have begun a project to provide all children who leave our residential treatment programs with a hand-made blanket.

The children in our programs have had lives filled with trauma, violence, poverty and other stressors. The purpose of giving a Sanctuary� blanket to each child who leaves our residential programs is to help them transition from one home to the next. We hope the blanket will remind them of the good things they experienced here, and provide comfort in their new life.

If you are interested in making blanket squares by yourself, starting a group with friends or co-workers, or learning more about our project, contact us and we will send you all the information about patterns and needle sizes.

We also welcome donations of size 7 knitting needles, size g crochet hooks and worsted weight acrylic yarn for Sanctuary� Knitting Circles involving JBFCS staff, volunteers and clients.

Rockland Family Shelter
2 Congers Road
New City, NY 10956
Contact: Kiera Pollock

+1 (845) 634-3391
fax: +1 (845) 634-3396
email: kpollock@rocklandfamilyshelter.org
World Wide Web: http://www.rocklandfamilyshelter.org
Items especially needed are: baby clothing, scarves, hats, blankets, shawls. Children through adult sizes. Look at our web site for information about our agency. We serve survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Children and adults.

Caps for Kids (African Kids Affected by AIDS)
19 South St.
Washingtonville, NY 10992
Contact: Janet Steeves

+1 (845) 496-3329
fax: +1 (845) 496-9005
email: rsteeves@frontiernet.net
I'm combining the knitting enthusiasm of women (and men) and the marketing abilities of college students in selling hand knit caps for $10 apiece, and donating all proceeds to Church World Service, with funds designated for children in Africa suffering from AIDS.

Sojourner House
Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14627
Contact: Gloria Colls

+1 (585) 275-8422
fax: +1 (585) 506-0203
email: gcolls@admin.rochester.edu
Hi
I am from the University of Rochester, Interfaith Chapel. Faculty, staff & students knit hats, scarves, mittens and socks for the Sojourner House. Sojourner House take in abused women and their children. These women and children sneak out of their homes to find safety at the Sojourner House. Many times they have no clothing with them. We knit all during the year. I would ask if you have any extra yarn, we would love to have it for this most worthy cause.
Thank you.
Gloria Colls
University of Rochester
Interfaith Chapel
585-275-8422
gcolls@admin.rochester.edu

Children's Hope Foundation
11 Park Place Suite 1203
New York, NY 10007
Contact: Jonathan Bee

+1 (212) 233-5133
fax: +1 (212) 233-5132
email: jonathan@childrenshope.org
World Wide Web: http://www.childrenshope.org
We do a weekly program wich I created for the need for making baby blankets for new babies with HIV and AIDS. We get all the materialsdonated and have an open house were about 30 people come each wednesday from 6 to 8pm. We have a great need for the blankets and are always looking for supplies. croche hooks, knitting needles, wool, of all colors- has to be clean because of the kids imune systems. videos, books anything relating to kinitting.
Thanks
Jonathan Bee
Director of Familiy and Social eventss.

Cornell Knitting Club
Ithaca, NY 14850
Contact: Christina Parrinello

+1 (607) 273-3835
email: cmp32@cornell.edu
The Cornell Knitting Club is a group of undergraduates at Cornell University. We knit items to be donated to local organizations. We are always looking for yarn, and would also be gracious for any needles or other supplies! Currently we are looking to knit hats for chemotherapy patients, and need chenille yarn. Thank you for any help!

International Dreams.LLC/Bouchville Manors
40 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
Contact: Liliana

+1 (646) 414-8190
fax: +1 (212) 679-7141
email: bouchville@nyc.rr.com
World Wide Web: http://www.bouchville.org
The first Foster Home and Mini Town in history. In need of any supplies that can be sold or auctioned to raise construction and operating capital. Also, knitted baby cloths.

Member-To-Member, Elderplan, Inc.
6323 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Contact: Ms. Mashi Blech

+1 (781) 921-7898
email: mblech@mjhs.org
Program Director: Mashi Blech
NOTE:
Many participants concentrate on knitting and crocheting lap robes for other participants and are constantly searching for knitting yarn, any colors or quantities.

Member to Member is based in Elderplan, a nonprofit health plan for older adults in Brooklyn, NY. It was started in May 1987 with a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and was among the first Time Dollar programs created. In the thirteen years of its existence it has created long-term relationships that function as a supportive, extended family for its members, many of whom would otherwise suffer from isolation. 500 members are active on regular basis, and they contribute 15,000 hours a year.

Member-to-Member participants earn and spend time dollars providing and receiving a wide variety of one-on-one as well as group services. They can also redeem time dollars for health care products, transportation vouchers, luncheon coupons and theater tickets. Most of the participants are older adults. Program Expansion to Manhattan, Staten Island and Queen, NY began in January 2001.

South Shore Binky Patrol Chapter
10 Carver Blvd
Bellport, NY 11713
Contact: Tina Marie Rey

+1 (631) 7761922
fax: +1 (631) 776-1922
email: BttyBoop74@aol.com
This is a Ny based Chapter of the National Binky Patrol. We are a newly organized chapter in desperate need of materials and finishe blankets, baby sweater, hat, booties and mitten sets, and hand made dolls. All finished items are distributed to children on Long Island, NY in all age groups going through physical or emotional trauma. We are focusing our energy right now on the many long island children that lost a parent or even two from the tragedy of september 11th. Any help and resources you can give would be greatly appreciated. Please look in your hearts and stash to help out! Thank you!

Cornell Cooperative Extension-Family Living for Teens Prog
61 State Street
Troy, NY 12204
Contact: Tarasha Mckoy

+1 (518) 272-4210
fax: +1 (518) 272-1648
email: tld7@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension-teen stor room provides free maternity and newborn items to teenage mothers. We are in need of newborn and preemie layette sets & blankets. All of our program prticipants are teens whom are living in poverty. We provide nutrition and parenting information to these teenage moms. Our program is located in Rensselaer County, New York. We provide services to teens in the urban and rural parts of our county. Please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to send you information about our programs. Thanking you in advance!

Newborns in Need, Western New York
8716 Stockton Rd
Fredonia, NY 14063
Contact: Kathy Halpainy

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Cubs For Kids Ltd.
One North Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Contact: Arlene Comora

+1 (914) 421-4916
fax: +1 (914) 421-0052
World Wide Web: cubsforkids.com
Please check website for further information. It has included Mission Statement, patterns etc. Knitted clothing for bear cubs which are then shipped to homeless shelters during the holidays

Once Upon A Time in NYC, Inc
230 West 99th St, Suite 7N
New York, NY 10025
Contact: Aurea Andino

+1 (212) 865-1416
email: indy1989@ori.net
Organization supports Hale House, a home for children from infancy to roughly eight years old. Hale House accepts children into care who have been abandoned, have challenges and who are crack or cocaine addicted. Many children found in dumpsters or on the street. Once Upon A Time is seeking mittens, infant and young children's hand knitted sweaters, caps and, of course, child size afghans. Thank you.

Afghans For Angels-NY Chapter
4930 Covington Rd.
Leicester, NY 14481
Contact: S. Wilcox

email: cinny@frontiernet.net
We need blankets from 12" and up. We are also in need of burial gowns, booties, and hats from the smallest of babies to full size newborns. Our goal is to provide every precious baby who leaves us with at least a blanket to be wrapped and cuddled in during the short time the parents have with them. The blanket many times will be the only thing the parents have to hold onto of their baby, in the years to come, and it can be a great comfort. Burial gowns are also needed as some of these babies are so small it is almost impossible to find something suitable for them to wear; it is also difficult for the parents of a full-term baby who has been lost to go out an buy something like that in their time of grieving. Please, if you can help, it would mean so much to these parents.

Walter Kaner Children's Foundation
216-12 15th Road
Bayside, NY 11360
Contact: Kathy Kenny

+1 (718) 229-002
email: kkathyk@aol.com
The Foundation enhances the quality of lives of economically disadvantaged, physically and mentally challenged children, teens and young adults in the New York metropolitan area. Sweaters and scarves would be greatly appreciated -- we have provided individual holiday gifts to over 160,000 children .... This year in November, we will provide a party for over 1200 children and this will be the only holiday party most of these children will have. All sizes -- through adult are greatly appreciated and handmade is extra special for these children and young adults.

Sullivan County Women's, Infants, and Children's Program
Infirmary Road
P.O.B. 590
Liberty, NY 12701
Contact: Jill Meltzer

+1 (914) 292-0100
fax: +1 (914) 292-1417
email: Jillmrn@aol.com
We a federally funded program for High risk, low income pregant women, 13 to 45, infants, children to age 5 and new mothers. We work to promote good nutrition and healthy life style choices for healthier babies and pregnany outcomes. We are also federally mandated to promote breastfeeding as one of those healthy choices because these babies will be healthier and have better brain development. We are starting a Breastfed Baby Bonus Boutique where we give handmade donated gifts to either the moms or the babies when moms are showing a committment to breastfeeding for several months or more. We are in need of items for either babies or moms. Baby sizes if clothing should be 6 mo. to one year size. We can use blankets, sweaters, hat and bootie sets, slippers for moms, or anything else that you can think of that would be appropriate. The new moms get a coupon when they come back to clinic breastfeeding and they can exchange the coupon for a gift the next time they come back if they are still committed to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is strongly promoted because it saves health care costs, because the babies are much healthier and much less likely to be abused as well. They also tend to do better on certain cognitive tests in school. This is a very worthwhile project. Even if someone doesn't think that breastfeeding makes a difference, the gifts are still going to low income, at risk moms or babies. Thank you for anything you can do. Please e-mail me if you need any more information.

Guideposts Sweater Project
16 East 34th Street
New York City, NY 10016
Contact: Brigitte Weeks

World Wide Web: http://www.guideposts.com
Gift of love -- Guideposts has pattern for sweaters to be knitted and donated and distributed to children in third world countries in Africa. These garments are more than fashion statements, sometimes they are the only clothing the child has and the only thing standing between them and hypothermia as they sleep. Guideposts has knitted and crocheted sweater patterns listed on their website. Sweaters produced using these patterns are distributed to needy (cold) children in the Eastern Bloc countries and Africa. A description of the project is also on their website.

Christmas-at-Sea
241 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
Contact: Barbara Clauson

+1 (212) 349-9090
fax: +1 (212) 349-8342
email: cas@seamenschurch.org

This is a program of The Seamen's Church Institute of New York and New Jersey which was founded in 1834. We distribute over 13,000 Christmas gifts to mariners each year, and have done so since World War I. Each gift has as its foundation a hand-knitted garment. These garments are either a cap/scarf set, vest sweater, or two pairs of socks. Also included are other useful items -- sewing kits, nail clippers, stationery kit and pen, etc. We need more knitters.

Mercy Home for Children
310 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
+1 (718) 965 7342
Sister Mary Chrysostom

The Mercy Home for Children was incorporated in 1965 and is committed to enriching the quality of life for those who are mentally retarded or disabled, and providing support for their families. Needed are mittens, scarves, gloves, and caps for young people, mostly boys.

Angel Guardian Home
6301 Twelfth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Sheila N. Pelan, executive director

We have been serving children and families for over 90 years. In 1899, the city asked the Sisters of Mercy for help. The Sisters opened the Angel Guardian Home to ninety little girls. Most of our programs could use your help. We always have need for toddler mittens and sweaters, and gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets for newborns to 18-year-olds. It would be helpful if the articles are in unisex colors. Knitted items in the past have enabled our McAuley residents to enjoy the winter snow. The little ones get all bundled up with hats, mittens, and scarves, and go outside and build snowmen. Nap time is very colorful at McAuley with the different blankets covering the babies in the nursery.

Fountain House
c/o Steve Datko
Fountain House, Inc.
425 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10023

Fountain House, Inc., is the largest psychosocial rehabilitation program in the U.S. for people with chronic mental illness. One arm of our organization does street outreach with homeless mentally ill people, and they can really use hats, scarves, mittens, and other warm items for the winter months. There is also an on-site knitting group of individuals with mental illness to help produce these items. Donors should be sure to include their names and complete addresses so we can adequately acknowledge their work.

Hudson Guild
441 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 760 9800

Since 1895, the Hudson Guild has worked to foster individual and community empowerment. As a multi-service settlement house, the Guild provides the Chelsea community of Manhattan with enriching and innovative programs and services. The Guild serves boys and girls, from toddlers on up. Needed are caps, scarves, mittens, sweaters, and socks.

Little Flower Children's Services of New York
P.O. Box 9000
Wading River, NY 11792
Nani-Lyn Badalian, assistant director of development

Little Flower provides services to 3,500 children and adults. Donations of knitted items not only help us to provide clothing to them, it also symbolizes love -- that someone took the time to make them something special. Little Flower was established in 1930. Since its beginning, Little Flower has provided care to children who have been separated from their families by poverty, illness, death, rejection, drug or alcohol addiction, physical or sexual abuse, or any other tragedy of our society. The goal of the agency is to heal the family and reunite them when it's possible. Little Flower cares for people from birth to age 70, and accepts knitted items for anyone in this age range.

Cardinal McCloskey Children's and Family Services
2 Holland Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601

Cardinal McCloskey School and Home opened its doors in 1946 to care for abandoned and neglected children. Originally staffed by thirty Sparkill Dominican Sisters, the School and Home now have over 325 staff members providing a wide variety of services to 2,000 children and their families every day. Needed now are mittens, gloves, sweaters, and caps for big and little children.


North Carolina <NC>

Charlotte Chapter of Threads of Love
240 Pitts School Rd
Concord, NC 28025
Contact: Susan Myers

+1 (704) 782-0828
email: susan@charlottethreadsoflove.org
World Wide Web: http://www.charlottethreadsoflove.org
We serve the Charlotte NC Metro area, including Cabarrus and Mecklenberg county hospitals. We can accept any hand crafted items in preemie and/or infant sizes. We are a Christian sewing and crafing group that provides hand crafted items to the local hospitals for distribution to babies in the NICUs. We currently serve 4 hospitals in the area. We are a chapter of the national organization "Threads of Love". Visit our website for more information: www.charlottethreadsoflove.org or call Susan at 704-782-0828

Newborns in Need, North Carolina Piedmont Triad
4620 Duffer Court
Pfafftown, NC 27040
Contact: Connie Edwards

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Teeny Tiny Treasures
Laura Reavis
PO Box 635
Hays, NC 28635
Contact: Laura Reavis

+1 (336) 838-4452
email: teenytreasures@geocities.com
World Wide Web: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/5115/index.html
Teeny Tiny Treasures is an all volunteer preemie project. Our goal is to provide premature babies in hospital NICUs with their own hat, booties, blankets, and outfits. We accept handmade, store bought, new or used preemie sized items. Thanks for helping these teeny tiny babies!

Caps for Kids
Craft Yarn Council of America
P.O. Box 9
Gastonia, NC 28053

The Caps for Kids program was started in 1984 and remains one of the most popular charities. Although contributions consist mainly of caps, the program also accepts and distributes items such as baby garments, mittens, and afghans to the homeless, abused children, children with AIDS, and needy families. Many local shops sponsor the program. Write to Bonnie Greene for a list of shops in your area, as well as patterns to knit.


North Dakota <ND>


Ohio <OH>

Loving Stitches for Preemies & Newborns
Columbus, , OH 43235
Contact: Debi Johnson

email: lovingstitches@att.net
World Wide Web: http://communities.msn.com/lovingstitchesforPreemiesNewborns
An all volunteer organization providing handmade items for the needy Preemies & Newborns of Columbus, Ohio. New Volunteers Welcome.

Touching Little Lives, Inc.
7244 Ludwig Dreisbach Rd
Circleville, OH 43113
Contact: Marianne Doty

+1 (740) 477-8733
fax: +1 (740) 477-8733
email: mdoty@touchinglittlelives.org
World Wide Web: http://www.touchinglittlelives.org
Touching Little Lives, Inc is an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit charity organization that makes and donates clothing, blankets, quilts, toys, burial layettes, and other essential items to sick and needy premature and newborn babies in Ohio 'free of charge'.
No one in our organization is paid, we are all volunteers and function solely on donations from caring individuals and businesses. We donate through numerous hospitals, facilities, Shelters etc throughout the State of Ohio.
We need quilts, afghans, blankets, hats, booties, sweaters, sleepers, gowns, dresses, T-shirts, onesies. They can be new, gently used or handmade, and any baby related items (i.e. pacifier, new baby bottles, lotion, shampoo, powder, diapers, baby wipes, formula etc). We also need donations, of cotton/cotton blend fabric, flannel, interlock knit, batiste, lace, quilt batting, fiber fill, snaps, Velcro, serger or regular, or embroidery thread, sewing supplies and notions, baby or sportsweight yarn, postage stamps.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Touching Little Lives, Inc and mail to the above address. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Volunteers of all ages are always welcome.
Please take a moment to visit our website, and help us touch many little lives and their families.
Thank you for your love and support in helping us serve Ohio's little ones.

Ohio Bio-Enviro Settlements, Inc
800 Tenth Street NW
Canton, OH 44703-3306
Contact: Mikkall Bowers

+1 (330) 454-1178
email: obes@obes.itgo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.obes.itgo.com
OBES is a home and housing designer for low to moderate income people, that builds fully furnished homes at reasonable prices. Will accept blankets, comforters, looms, equipment, material (new and used), clothing (new and used), live animals (sheep, llama, etc.).

Preemie Project and Comfort the Children
216 Harvard Avenue
Steubenville, OH 43952
Contact: Lori Turner

+1 (740) 264-0754
email: turner@clover.net
World Wide Web: http://members.tripod.com/~TurnerL/index-3.html
Blankets and clothing for premature infants. Blankets and toys for Children with muscular dystrophy.

Mid-Western Children's Home
1348 Prayviw Ct.
Loveland, OH 45140
Clarice Hesson
+1 (513) 575 1874 (Fridays only)

Mid-Western Children's Home is situated on a 160-acre farm. We provide on-campus care for boys and girls ages 6 and up. Appreciated are any knitted items, such as caps, mittens, scarves, and sweaters.


Oklahoma <OK>

Newborns In Need Greater Oklahoma Chapter
4101 NW Expressway Box 16-285
28 Shadowood Ct. (For Fed-Ex & UPS)
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1671
Contact: Gaia Edmiston

+1 (405) 848-3613
fax: +1 (405) 848-3613
email: grok@newbornsinneed.org
World Wide Web: newbornsinneed.org/grok
Newborns in Need (NIN) was created on July 7, 1992 by Carol Green of Houston, Missouri. Since that time many chapters have been created throughout the United States. Newborns in Need (NIN) makes and donates baby gowns, blankets, hats, booties, diaper shirts and other essential baby items to hospitals, homeless shelters and other organizations that provide for premature and newborn infants. All items are donated completely free of any charge!

One out of every four babies in this country is born into poverty. These numbers continue to grow. Every year thousands of babies are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care units (NICU's) for specialized care. Many of these babies are premature, some weighing less than 1 pound! The size of these precious newborns makes it very difficult to find clothing to fit their tiny bodies. When clothing is found the cost makes it unaffordable for most of the families. Newborns In Need provides layettes and other necessary infant items for these precious little infants and their families
The most heartbreaking need that we must provide for is the beautiful, tiny burial layettes for the babies who die and need only one last outfit and blanket to be snuggled in. Many of these babies would be buried in a paper bag because of their small size. The burial outfits help comfort the bereaved family and hopefully make the memories a little less painful.
Newborns In Need is a non-denominational, volunteer, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in which all donations go to Oklahoma babies in need.
Please contact us and let us know how we can help you! Or if anyone is interested in volunteering their time and energy for the babies of Oklahoma, please share our contact information below!

Thank you!

Newborns In Need Inc.,
Greater Oklahoma Chapter
Gaia Edmiston
Chapter President
4101 NW Expressway Box 16-285
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1671
Phone & Fax: 405-848-3613
E-mail: OkNewbornsInNeed@aol.com
Website: www.newbornsinneed.org/grok

Mid-Del Youth & Family Services
300 Mid America Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73115
+1 (405) 424-0177
Serves kids from 0 -18 in protective custody. Most come to them with nothing. Items must be new. Most needed are houseshoes, caps, mittens, afghans, totes and teddy bears. Be sure to designate YOUTH SHELTER These kids are in protective custody and have been taken from their homes, they range from 0-18 years of age-most are 9 -17 yrs. They need houseslippser, mittens, tote bags,"lapghans"

Women's Shelter and Family Rescue
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Sharon or Carolyn

+1 (405) 262-4455
Call for directions. This is a women's and children's shelter and its address cannot be published. They need winter hats, blankets and clothing for babies and children.

Youth and Family Services
2404 Sunset Dr.
El Reno, OK 73036
lapghans, baby blankets & booties

Birth Choice
3017 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73064
Helps unmarried pregnant girls and women, needs booties, blankets, sweaters


Oregon <OR>

Warming Families of Oregon
820 S. 12th St.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Contact: Linda Estill

+1 (541) 451-4733
email: linda_estill@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: http://www.angelfire.com/or2/warmingfamilies/index.html
We supply handmade items (hats, scarves, sweaters, gloves, socks, blankets, etc.) to our local homeless shelter, care and nursing centers. We accept yarn, fabric, crocheted and knitted squares (any size) to be made into blankets. We accept handmade items from baby sizes on up to adult.

Operation Beary Close
12 A. Big Brother Lane
Lebanon, OR 97355
Contact: Justen Glynn

+1 (541) 258-3849
email: Wackywaferjg@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: http://wackywaferjg.tripod.com/operationbearyclose/index.html
We knit,crochet,sew toys for children that have been through tragic situations. We make toys to give to fire departments,hospitals,foster homes and much more.. We need teddy bears,dolls, every kind of toy that you know a child can hug!!

Heavenly Angels in Need
P.O Box 2394
Lebanon, OR 97355
Contact: Mary Glynn

+1 (541) 2583849
email: marymgl@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: http://HeavenlyAngelsinNeed.com
"UPDATED"

We donate to NICU's and high risk pregnancy centers. We knit, crochet, sew and more. We make burial items, hats, booties, mitts, quilts and so much more. We hope you join us in giving to babies in need! Helping Families one angel at a time!!

NICU Miracles
Forest Grove, OR
Contact: Alison Adams

email: nicu_miracles@comcast.net
World Wide Web: http://www.nicumiracles.org/
A non-profit organization helping bring warmth and love to premature babies during their most fragile time of life.

Finished items needed (http://www.nicumiracles.org/needs.html lists their current needs) as well as yarn for crocheting/knitting.

Heavenly Angels in Need
3362 Columbine St.
Lebanon, OR 97355
Contact: Mary Glynn

+1 (541) 2583849
email: marymgl@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyAngelsinNeed/
I would take yarn, or knitting supplies. And ink cartriges to make items to put into the care boxes. I knit things for premature or sick babies. I started my site recently and would love to have you join me in this ministry. I am trying to also start a knitting guild in my hometown, so we can start knitting for Oregon hospitals for now untill we grow. Anyone who is serious about helping babies in need, please contact me. Thank you for everything ahead of time. We donate out of our own generosity. NOT FOR PROFIT..Except smiles.....

Living Alternatives
116 Redwood Highway, PO Box 993
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Contact: Mary Lefner

+1 (541) 592-6058
fax: +1 (541) 592-6118
email: LivingAlternativesOR@lycos.com
Living Alternatives is a Pregnancy Support Center, ministering to ladies and families experiencing pregnancy and those in the early years of parenting. Baby clothes, blankets, outfits, etc. are made available to the moms in exchange for participation in the Bridges to Motherhood program. Through this program, they learn skills to help them parent, become self sufficient, and learn about God. Ladies that come to the center and have a positive pregnancy test are supplied with a pair of baby booties to help promote early bonding, and to encourage life.

Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital
2801 North Gantenbein Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
Contact: Vesta Smith

+1 (503) 413-4839
fax: +1 (503) 413-4439
email: vsmith@lhs.org
World Wide Web: http://www.legacyhealth.org
We are a Children's Hospital located within a Level 1 Trauma Center. The children's hospital includes a Neo-natal unit, a pediatric intensive care unit as well as other pediatric services. Donated items can be: baby hats, sweater sets, booties, blankets for infants as well as items for our older children. All donations are greatly appreciated.

House of Dreams Cat Shelter
PO Box 30971
Portland, OR 97294
Contact: Kristin

+1 (503) 262.0763
email: angel@kittydream.org
World Wide Web: http://www.kittydream.org
House of Dreams is a no-kill, free roam cat shelter. Our mission is to rescue abandoned and unwanted cats with the purpose of placement in a secure, safe, and caring home.
We accept knitted and crocheted kitty beds and blankets (machine wash and dryable only please). We also hold an annual craft bazaar fundraiser in November, and accept donations of hand crafts for this event year round.

NICU Miracles
3931 NW HWY 47
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Contact: Alison Adams

+1 (503) 3573340
email: NICU_Miracles@comcast.net
World Wide Web: http://www.twinmiracles.org
To donate preemie items (clothing mainly) to hospitals in and around the Portland, Oregon area. Crocheted/knitted clothing is something that is very much needed currently.

Newborns in Need, Willamette Valley Chapter
337979 Mount Pleasant Rd
Lebanon, OR 97355
Contact: Cheryl Narron

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Hugs for Homeless Animals
P. O. Box 5967
Beaverton, OR 97006-0967
Contact: Rae French

+1 (503) 591-7730
fax: +1 (503) 591-9852
email: h4ha@h4ha.org
World Wide Web: http://www.h4ha.org/
Hugs for Homeless Animals is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to homeless and displaced animals. Features: Worldwide Shelter Directory, Snuggles Project, Lost and Found, AnimalTalk chat, and much more.

Oregon Health Science Center
Neo-Natal Unit
c/o Martha Oschner
3181 S.W. San Jackson Blvd.
Portland, OR 97201-3098

Thanks to Phyllis Cannon for submitting this charity to Joan Hamer. Phyllis tells us that Martha is 88 years old and was a drug store clerk for 50 years. She spends eight hours a day every day rocking babies. The nurses won't let any other volunteers touch the babies. If Martha can't get there, she talks to the babies on the phone. Preemie sets would be appreciated.


Pennsylvania <PA>

SERVICE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, INC. - A NON PROFIT 501c3 ORG
291 Dutch Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Contact: Sherri Elizabeth Kearns

+1 (412) 400-7009
email: sek@helpcatholiccharities.org
World Wide Web: http://www.donate-to-charity.helpcatholiccharities.org
Service for the Love of God, Inc. exists as a non-profit 501 C 3 catholic based charitable organization committed to sharing God's love through prayer, support, services, material goods and cultural exchange between the people of Benin (West Africa) and the people of the United States of America.

Dear Friends:

During our Mission in Benin, Africa we visited a Leper Colony. There were approximately 45 lepers at the colony and many of them had dressings over their wounds. The dressings were old, tattered and very dirty. The doctor said they are in desperate need of new dressings. Africa has many victims of the terrible disease leprosy. They are outcasts in society and life is not kind to them. You can help make life a little easier for them by making and donating these handmade bandages to wrap their wounds. You may wonder why handmade bandages and not gauze bandages. The reason is that the handmade bandages breathe better and can be washed for re-use. If you have the God given talent to be able to crochet and you have the time to share with our brothers and sisters in Jesus then we ask you PLEASE to help us by making some bandages for the lepers of Benin.
Crocheting Leper Bandages Directions

Items needed:

1 ball of 100% mercerized cotton 4 ply size 10 bedspread weight thread. (white � 225 yards, machine washable) Size D crochet hook.

Directions:

Use size D crochet hook (loose tension desirable). Chain enough stitches to measure about 3� in width. Single crochet into each chain. Chain one and turn. Continue until approximately 3 feet in length.

Online Angels
36 Pine Drive
Pottsville, PA 17901
Contact: Mary Reinhart

+1 (570) 544-9650
email: mary@online-angels.org
World Wide Web: http://www.online-angels.org
We make 6" knitted or crocheted squares and put them together as "Love-ghans" - lap robes or blankets - for those who have suffered tragedies, loss of loved one, severe illnesses, or someone who just need to be uplifted. We also send hero-ghans/humanitarian-ghans to those we want to honor for going that extra mile above and beyond to inspire or change someone's life.
Don't knit or crochet? We can share any homemade crosses, angels, cards, or whatever you make to cheer the person up when they receive their care boxes. Or you can donate yarn, craft supplies, health and beauty items, children's toys, stuffed animals, books, slippers, cards, angels, crosses, baby items, chemo hats, eyeglasses, clean, unlabeled medicine vials, or anything you think someone would like to receive.

But wait - there's more! Help us collect the items below

* Aluminum can pop tops -- helps defray costs for families that stay at Ronald McDonald Houses.

* Canceled stamps -- to buy Bibles for other countries;
We take "good" used parts and turn them into a computer blessing for children who are in need of one either thru Children's Hospitals, Organizations, and the Reservations. Instead of throwing them out consider donating them to help a child who would not be able to otherwise have one.

Alpha's Angels
640 sharon ave suite 3
Sharonhill, PA 19079
Contact: Rev. Sparks

+1 (267) 549-8785
fax: +1 (610) 583-8888
email: alpha_inspirations@msn.com
World Wide Web: http://www.alphainspirations.com
Need finished blankets, hat , clothing, iv coverings and chemo caps. Yarn, needles knitting or crochet, sewing machines for quilting.

Online Angels
36 Pine Drive
Pottsville, PA 17901
Contact: Mary Reinhart

+1 (570) 544-9650
email: onlineangels@direcway.com
World Wide Web: http://www.online-angels.org
We make loveghans and send them all over the world to people who need comforting and uplfiting. We also make and send items to Children's hospitals, Veteran Homes, Shelters, Reservations, Nursing Homes, Ronald McDonald Houses, and Our Troops.

Caring Alternatives
c/o Volunteers of America
130 E. Division Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Contact: Carol Provinzano

+1 (570) 825-5261
fax: +1 (570) 825-4746
email: dmgm@epix.net
World Wide Web: http://www.voapa.org
The Caring Alternatives programis committed to promoting families through education, support and advocacy. Most of the families we work with are single moms struggling on welfare benefits and find it hard to properly cloth their children.We are making baby blankets, booties and sweaters.
We would appreciate anything whether it is knitted goods or wool.

Lehigh Valley Hospital
Cedar Crest &. I-78
P.O. Box 689
Allentown, PA 18105-1556
+1 (610) 402 1704
Kim Hitchings, RN

The nurses of the Lehigh Valley have banded together to provide warm garments for the children of Central Elementary School. The school is an inner city school with a very high percentage of needy children and children at risk. In 1993, their goal was to get 600 pairs of mittens for the children; 400 pairs were donated. Also needed are caps, scarves, and gloves for children from kindergarten to fourth grade. The turnover rate at this school is 90%, so the need is ongoing. Often the children cannot attend school in the winter months because they lack warm clothing. We hope you will join these enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who are trying to make a difference.

Tabor Services, Inc.
601 New Britain Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901-2799
Ariana Burrows, public relations and development

Tabor Services is a child welfare agency with locations in Doylestown and Philadelphia. Currently, our need is for blankets, coats, and sweaters for infants and toddlers, in both warm fibers for the winter months and cotton for the summer ones.

Bethesda Mission
611 Reily St.
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Patricia Richwine, director of community relations

Bethesda Mission was founded in 1914 and serves the homeless of the greater Harrisburg area.

Lynn Abraham
District Attorney
1421 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The District Attorney of Philadelphia, Lynn Abraham, has asked for donations of toys for children waiting to testify in court. These children are often the victims of crime and are very traumatized by the experience. It would be very comforting if they had something huggable to get them through the ordeal. Members of the DA's office have asked for dolls to be made with different ethnic features so as to match dolls with children. Knitted toys and dolls would be a wonderful contribution and can be sent to the above address.
[Editor's note: see Caroline McMillan's tips on knitting for dolls.]

Bell Family Shelter
844 East Market St.
York, PA 17402
+1 (717) 848 5767
Mike Noel, program coordinator

The Bell Family Shelter started as a direct request of the York County Commissioners to Bell Socialization Services in 1986, and has served more than 5,800 people. It gives families a new start by providing a place to live and three meals a day. The Shelter helps people get back on their feet and live independent lives after personal setbacks. The Shelter's limit is 50 people, many of whom are children from birth to 17 years of age. One of the Shelter's programs is the Student Initiative Program, which helps to find the children's school records and helps get them started in school. Funding comes largely from donations, which amount to 46.4% of the Shelter's budget. The longest a family is allowed to stay at the shelter is 30 days. When they leave, many take clothing, linens, and furniture, which they get from donations, the York Rescue Mission, and the Salvation Army; the need for supplies is ongoing. Knitted items of all kinds and sizes would be appreciated.

York's Helping Hand for the Homeless, Inc.
412 W. King St.
York, PA 17404

York's Helping Hand for the Homeless volunteers have been feeding the poor and hungry every weekend since November of 1985. Our office volunteers have also been distributing clothing, emergency food bags, and other basic essentials. Our goal is to help the homeless and poor by providing a hot meal and a blanket and outerwear in the winter, free of charge. The youngest group to help was from a pre-school program of three-year-olds; the oldest was from a senior center that made candy cane Christmas ornaments for us to hand out on our food route. Each of these groups touched another person and brought joy. All items would be welcome -- all the essentials you need, our poor do as well.

Children's Home of York
77 Shoehouse Rd.
York, PA 17406
Tracy Young, program coordinator

The Children's Home of York has been serving the needs of abused, displaced, and foster children for the past 126 years. There are about 80 children in foster care ranging in age from 7 to 18. The organization also has four programs to meet specific needs:

  • An emergency shelter that cares for 24 children who have gone through the court system and been taken from their families
  • Strive, a drug and alcohol program with boys from dysfunctional families
  • Tindall House, a residence housing nine children from 6 to 12 years of age, both boys and girls
  • The Independent Living program, which has nine boys from ages 14 to 18
Mr. Young says that many of these children come to the facility with nothing at all and the need for any kind of knitted item is great. As with any child who lives in poverty, comes from a dysfunctional family, or suffers from neglect, these children would benefit enormously from their own knitted cap, mittens, or toys. The benefit is twofold: not only does the child have warm clothing to wear, but the fact that someone cares about them boosts their self esteem.

Rhode Island <RI>

Community Warmup
177 Danielson Pike
N. Scituate, RI 02857
Contact: Ruth A. Ferns

+1 (401) 647-9267
fax: +1 (401) 647-9267
email: rayarns@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.ra-yarns.com
Started 1/05-knitted items for St. Francis Chapel, Prov., RI to warm the homeless and House of Hope, Warwick, RI to keep those in need warm. Knitted hats, mittens, scarves, and socks in all sizes. Baby knitted items for newborns as well as children sizes.


South Carolina <SC>

The Needlewomen
2056 St. James Drive
The Cottage
James Island, SC 29412
Contact: Frances Halter

+1 (843) 224-2146
fax: +1 (843) 795-0274
email: submissions@needlewomen.com
World Wide Web: http://www.needlewomen.com
The Needlewomen is a non-profit organization (501[c]3 status still pending) whose objective is to support our needlework heritage as well as the women in our community. Community outreach includes monthly free needlework lessons. There is also a quality needlecraft store where the online community can be unique needleart, supplied entirely by donations, all proceeds to women's charities and needlecraft education outreach.

Angel's Heart Ministry
136 Larson RD
Summerville, SC 29485
Contact: Najah Clemmons

+1 (843) 871-3071
email: kevah955@cs.com
We create and donate special hand made keepsakes to our local hospitals in the local tri- county area ( and Florence SC) for infant loss bereavement .

Currently we accept and donate:

- hand made mini pillows ( Angel Pillows) to be used to place inside casket with the baby or taken home as a memory piece.
- hand made keepsake cards ( for memory poems, baby's photo, and locks of hair)
- and preemie & full term baby blankets, caps and burial gowns.

We are always in great need of any and all items. For more information on how you can help, please jot me an e-mail or give me a call. Every memory that we help create of the deceased babies will last a lifetime and be so meaningful to the parents. Thank you , and God Bless,

~~ Najah Clemmons, Founder & Coordinator

Catholic Charities - Pee Dee Office
407 Blossom Street
PO Box 3091
Conway, SC 29528
Contact: Diane Bullard

+1 (843) 488-2112
fax: +1 (843) 488-0658
email: CC2112@sccoast.net
World Wide Web: http://www.catholic-doc.org/catholiccharities
Catholic Charities works to support women in crisis pregnancies as well as women who are pregnant but cannot afford new items for their babies. All types of baby items are needed. Items are also distributed to elderly and disabled shut-ins so personal items are also needed including slippers, afghans, and all items that would encourage a smile.

East Lothian Branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf people
18 Goosegreen Crescent
Musselburgh
East Lothian, SC
Contact: Janie McGregor

+1 (078) 0326 492
We raise awarness and money to train any breed of dog to alert deaf recipitents to smoke alarm doorbells and every day noises. we give talks table sales anything save stamps phonecards.also mobile phones.
Any item you want we knit small dogs and animals also hot water bottle covers and bedsocks(cold up here in Scotland)

The Lion's House Children's Home Littlest Lambs Program
PO Box 14831
Anderson, SC 29624
Contact: David or Suzanne McClendon

email: irishiz@deolira.com
World Wide Web: http://www.lionshouse.org
Littlest Lambs is the newest addition to the ministry of The Lion's House Children's Home. Littlest Lambs volunteers make clothing for premature and needy newborns, and also burial garments for those that do not survive. We are accepting donations of preemie and newborn-sized caps, booties, afghans, sweater sets, burial gowns, knitting needles and baby sport and other baby-type yarns. Thank you!


South Dakota <SD>

Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation
Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
World Wide Web: http://FriendsofPineRidgeReservation.org
Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation is an internet group dedicated to helping the children, adults and elders of Pine Ridge Reservation. We sew, knit, quilt, crochet, or purchase items to donate to foster homes, youth shelters, medical clinics, a battered women's shelter, schools, sewing circles, rehabilitation centers, and many other agencies on the reservation.

Please visit our website http://FriendsofPineRidgeReservation.org to see the many varied ways there are to help. Thank you for your generosity!

Supporting Pine Ridge Reservation SD
Pine Ridge, SD
email: vintagetreasury@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PineRidgeReservationSD/
This group is dedicated to supporting the people of Pine Ridge Reservation. Many of the people there are living without the basic four needs being met: Shelter, Water, Food and Heat. Water is sometimes carried from nearby rivers. Many families have up to 17 people living in one mobile home! Food is scarce and money for electricity and heat is often not available. Our goal and mission is simply to support these people through our contributions. Crocheted, knitted and handmade items are welcome as well as purchased items and monetary contributions. Please take a moment to look at the links page for sites that help Pine Ridge.

Donations may be mailed to:

Darlene & Lynn Bettelyoun

HC 49 Box 500

Pine Ridge, SD 57770

All donations, big and small are appreciated!

Dakota Indian Foundation
Joseph E. Morrison, Executive Director
209 N. Main
P.O. Box 340
Chamberlain, SD 57325-0340

We serve the Dakota Sioux Indian people of the upper plains in South Dakota. The need for warm clothing in the harsh winter climate is ongoing and at times urgent. All ages are served with a special emphasis on school-age children.


Tennessee <TN>

Love Caps/ Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association
P.O. Box 3130
Memphis, TN 38173
Contact: Sarah Terry

+1 (901) 529-4543
fax: +1 (901) 527-3202
email: mifa@mifa.org
World Wide Web: http://www.mifa.org
The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) was founded in 1968 in Memphis, TN by a broad coalition of religious and lay leaders in the wake of the sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, MIFA operates over 20 programs that offer a hand up to our neighbors who need help to live with hope, independence, and dignity.

The 10-year old Love Cap project has provided over 36,000 warm winter caps for homeless families, senior citizens, children, and the working poor. Last year, we began accepting lap robes (afghans)for seniors in wheelchairs, and for 2001, we are adding slippers for elderly residents of long-term care facilites.

We accept knitted, crocheted or sewn items. We ask that you use 100% acrylic yarn and washable fabrics since many recipients are not able to follow complicated washing instructions. We also welcome donations of yarn.

For more information about MIFA or the Love Cap program, please contact us at (901) 529-4543.

Santa Express
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1403
Kingsport, TN 37662
Janet Hill, administrative assistant

The Santa Train always runs the weekend before Thanksgiving. This year will mark our 53rd run. Thousands of people in Appalachia await the annual run. Gifts are thrown from the train to the waiting people. Knitted caps, scarves, and mittens are welcome.

Precious Pals
The Knitting Guild of America
P.O. Box 1606
Knoxville, TN 37901

+1 (423) 524 2401
The Precious Pals program was developed in 1995. Anyone wanting to participate need only purchase (or knit) a stuffed animal and knit an outfit for it. The Pals are then donated to police departments all over the USA to be given to abused or tramatized children. The police officers will carry the Precious Pals in their patrol cars and are given to abused or tramatized children while on the scene. So the Precious Pals may be the first comforting things the children have to hold on to. Please contact The Knitting Guild of America for more information and current address to send the Precious Pals.


Texas <TX>

Linus Connection
meets at St. Philips United Methodist
Round Rock, TX
Contact: Stephanie Sabatini

email: stephanie@linusconnection.org
World Wide Web: http://www.linusconnection.org
The best way you can help the children is by making a blanket and donating it. We will take it to a facility where it will be given to a deserving child to keep. We've been distributing blankets for several years now; we've gotten a lot of feedback from the facilities that receive our donations and have gained a lot of experience in general.

Webb Babies
9209 Stallion Drive
Austin, TX 78733
Contact: Karen Peeples

+1 (512) 263-4143
fax: +1 (512) 2631499
email: karen@webb-babies.org
World Wide Web: http://www.webb-babies.org
Webb-Babies is an all volunteer organization dedicated to providing the babies in neonatal intensive care units with blankets and knit, crocheted and sewn items at no cost to the families. We accept donations of completed items, yarn and fabric.

Mary House Catholic Worker of Austin, Inc.
1214 West Ninth Street
Austin, TX 78703
Contact: Lynn Goodman

+1 (512) 472-6254
email: austinpoet1@juno.com
Mary House Catholic Worker of Austin, Inc. is a small, nonprofit (501(c)(3) organization which serves homeless day laborers and people with retardation or mental illness. The winters are mild with intermittent freezing, sleet and snow periods lasting from one to 14 days. We distribute caps and gloves, and find that our guests benefit from wool or wool blend items the most. We give approximately 500 sets of winter items a year as well as sweaters, sox and blankets. ANY DONATION OF FINISHED ITEMS OR YARN AND KNITTING MATERIALS WOULD BE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO THOSE THEY BENEFIT. A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE ALSO KNIT ITEMS FOR US TO GIVE AWAY.

Kaps4Karing
8111 Ashburton
San Antonio, TX 78254
Contact: Michelle

+1 (210) 520-6413
email: kaps4karing2003@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.kaps4karing.com
We hope to crochet many caps for chemotherapy patients in the coming years. Our goal is to help those who are living with cancer be more comfortable and confident in themselves.

Gifts for the Unborn
11305 Alhambra Drive
Austin, TX 78759-4902
Contact: Dick Jacobs

email: giftsfortheunborn@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.geocities.com/giftsfortheunborn
Gifts for the Unborn offers small gifts to mothers when they first test positive in a crisis pregnancy. The special gift package consists of a newborn infant's picture frame plus a care product (like a baby washcloth, bib, soap, lotion or shampoo) and a pair of baby booties or socks. More than 38,000 gift packages have been given to more than 300 crisis pregnancy centers and agencies in all 50 states and 5 countries and we would like to expand further.

Handmade items such as baby booties or bibs are needed to include in the gift packs. You can send donations to the address listed or any of the three addresses on the website.

InKind, Inc
6506 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757
Contact: Debbie Benaglio

+1 (512) 374-9393
fax: +1 (512) 374-1579
email: dbenaglio58@hotmail.com
World Wide Web: http://www.in-kind.org
WE primarily need baby blankets and baby booties. WE share basic baby items with approx. 130 low-income moms (on Medicaid) each month and we struggle to keep enough supplies on hand to meet the needs. WE do have a few women who do some knitting and crocheting for us, so they could use yarn as well. thanks for any help you can send.

TX Moms of Tiny Angels
P. O. Box 422
Prosper, TX 75078
Contact: Darla Dean

+1 (972) 346-2165
fax: +1 (972) 562-5349
email: Angelgrayson@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.txmomsoftinyangel.com
Providing emotional and educational support to bereaved parents immediately following the
knowledge of/or loss of a child/pregnancy through the use of information, resource materials,
and creating memories.

With our packets we supply baby blankets, baby bonnets, and booties, any of these and/or baby yarn would
be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Little Angels
624 Trailhead Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
Contact: Kimberly Dobbs

+1 (817) 482-0007
email: littleangels7@mindspring.com
World Wide Web: http://www.LittleAngelsProject.org
Little Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides Angel Totes to needy
babies born at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Nearly 16,000 babies
were born at Parkland in 2000, making it the largest birthing hospital in
the country. Sadly, over 50% of those babies born were needy and went home
with nothing...not even a blanket. Angel Totes are basic layettes that are
given to the needy moms for their babies. Each tote includes a blanket, a
cap, a onesie/diaper shirt/sleeper, a pair of booties/socks, 2 bibs, a baby
bottle and a pacifier. Other items such as diapers, baby care items,
washcloths, etc., are included as available. All items can be handmade or
purchased. Sizes are needed for full term babies up to 12lbs. or 3-6 month
sizes, so they can grow into it. Pastels and whites are the preferred
colors. All items must be new. Easy patterns are available.

Newborns in Need, Central Texas Chapter
612 Cedar Dr.,
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Contact: Heather Brittain

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Heart of Texas Chapter
PO Box 1608
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Contact: Lesli Jones

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Dallas Area Chapter
11402 Forest Heights Dr.
Dallas, TX 75229
Contact: Patricia Clay-Jolly

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Little Angels
167 North Beltwoods Drive
DeSoto, TX 75115
Contact: Kimberly Dobbs

+1 (972) 223-5062
fax: +1 (972) 274-4072
email: LittleAngelsProject@juno.com
Little Angels is an all volunteer organization, providing handmade and purchased items to needy babies in hospitals and shelters across the Dallas and Fort Worth area. You can help by making or purchasing the following items: blankets, caps, booties, sweaters, kimonos, diaper shirts, layettes, pillows, burial gowns etc. We have patterns availible for knitting, crocheting, and sewing, as well as other helpful information. If you prefer you can use your own favorite patterns. You can also use your yarn or fabric scraps to make the items. We have a program in place to provide items for needy older children and adults, details are availible upon request. Donations can be made either directly to the hospital or shelter of your choice or to Little Angels who will send them to the greatest need. We can use new donated supplies, such as yarn, fabric, notions, etc... please contact us for details. We also have information on starting your own group or Little Angels chapter if you do not live in the area. Little Angels . . . changing the world, one baby at a time.

Nana's Angels
P.O. Box 137281
Fort Worth, TX 76108
Contact: Tamara Adams (mommylady)

email: tkadams@flash.net
World Wide Web: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/4652/
Nana's Angels makes hats and "huggies" (small huggable toys) for children with cancer, ages infant through 18 years. These items are knitted, crocheted, sewn from fabric, (and even baseball caps are decorated) by our "Angels" who offer their hearts, time and materials, for our littlest "angels" (the children). Each child thus receives a practical cute head covering AND a distraction to comfort them during a very scary and uncomfortable ordeal. The project was begun after "Nana's" death in 1996, with the wish that the love and inspiration she instilled in others would live on. The website dedicated to her memory and to the children with cancer, offers more information. Our group would love to have hats of any form or fashion, and SMALL (no larger than 6 inches) huggable toys. We are also in need of more knit hat and "huggy" patterns.
Thank you from the Angels......mommylady

Cal Farley's Boys' Ranch
P.O. Box 1890
Amarillo, TX 79174-0001
+1 (806) 372 2341
Sandy Gore, communications coordinator

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Girlstown, USA, provides homes for more than 500 youths of all ages, some of whom may qualify for your consideration. Our children range in age from infancy through high school seniors. Our youths often come from single-parent homes and have suffered from a lack of parental guidance. At Boys Ranch and Girlstown, they have a stable home, nondenominational Christian education, and an opportunity to graduate from high school. We have several groups that contribute to our children by furnishing quilts or other handmade items. We would be pleased to have similar gifts from people who enjoy making knitted articles. We did want you to know, however, that while none of our youths is orphaned or homeless, they might be considered needy or otherwise deserving of this kind of good contribution. Needed are small and medium-sized afghans and slippers.

High Plains Children's Home and Family Services
1501 W. 58th St.
Amarillo, TX 79110
Sherry Sneed
+1 (806) 355 6588

High Plains Children's Home has been in operation for 27 years. We operate several programs including on-campus care for 56 children from 6 to 18 years of age. Also, our maternity home, adoption agency, and foster group home for ages 3 to 6 provide needed services. Knitted items for all ages including newborns are needed. Some of the things that would be appreciated are afghans, stuffed toys, baby blankets, caps, and slippers. Hot pads, pot holders, and place mats are also needed. Mittens are not needed as much.

The Women's Shelter
P.O. Box 1207
Arlington, TX 76004
Kristen L. Lowe, community resource coordinator

The Women's Shelter sponsors a program called "Christmas at Women's Shelter," which provides useful items for children, teenagers, and women. Needed are stuffed animals, socks, sweaters, slippers, gloves, toys, and other knitted items. All items must be new and unwrapped.

Johnson County Family Crisis Center
190 N. Ridgeway
Cleburne, TX 76033
+1 (817) 641 2343
Contact: Elaine Brown

It is the mission of the Johnson County Family Crisis Center to provide quality services to families and individuals in crisis or distress. The center serves females of all ages. Needed are afghans, sweaters, and toys.

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
5641 Medical Center Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
Attn: Lesley Martinelli

The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized or receiving treatment in Dallas-area hospitals. The House maintains a caring home-like atmosphere and provides a place where families receive strength and stability from others who share similar concerns. Every Ronald McDonald House (there are currently more than 150 in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe) is autonomous and is owned by a not-for-profit corporation in the city where it is located. The Ray Kroc Foundation, now called Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, provides the initial $25,000 grant to start the building fund for a Ronald McDonald House. The rest of the needed funds come from gifts made by local foundations, corporations, organizations, and individuals. The Dallas Ronald McDonald House is not owned by McDonald's nor by any hospital or health organization. Funding to support the House comes from individual and corporate donors, including community organizations and special events. The mission of the Dallas Ronald McDonald House is "to serve and sustain families when catastrophe strikes the most cherished part of their lives -- their children." Needed are afghans, lap robes, slippers, sweaters, baby sets, and toys. The House serves children from newborns to 18-year-olds.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Auxiliary
2222 Welborn
Dallas, TX 75219
+1 (214) 559 7825
Contact: Myrna Watkins

Serves all ages and genders. Needed are scarves, mittens, afghans, lap robes, baby sets, toys, and socks.

Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant Co., Inc.
2400 Cypress St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
+1 (817) 336 1781
Contact: John M. Suggs

The Presbyterian Night Shelter was started December 10, 1984. In October, 1986, we were able to move into a new shelter that has provided us with space and facilities to serve a greater number of homeless people. The ministers of three Presbyterian churches in Fort Worth started the shelter, thus the name "Presbyterian." However, the shelter is a community and ecumenical effort to serve the homeless people of Tarrant County. Since our doors opened, 875,764 people have been served. We are not just "warehousing people"; we are trying to meet the most basic needs, and to help them help themselves. We can no longer look at the homeless primarily as alcoholic men who are unemployed and refuse to work. Through the years, whole families began to appear on the streets, with women and children added to the homeless population. Today, we have more younger people and more women, some of them pregnant. We have more people with mental health problems, serious drug and alcohol problems, and physical problems. The face of the homeless has changed, and will continue to do so. The tide of homeless people also continues to swell. We can point to many different causes of homelessness, from the economy and unemployment to mental illness and other disabilities. One fact is clear: the number of homeless people in our community is increasing. They are in danger of losing the meager possessions they have, and they are physically at risk as the stronger "street people" prey on the weaker. To meet their needs for bodily security, protection from the weather, and protection from others, the Presbyterian Night Shelter was founded. In the month of March, 1994, we served 23,780 meals to 10,324 people. 621 were children, 1,828 were women, and 7,875 were men. We would appreciate knitted items, especially in the winter months. Needed are caps, scarves, mittens, baby sets, and socks.

Open Arms Home, Inc.
6250 NE Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX 76810
+1 (817) 281 1204
Contact: Sue Pope

A non-profit agency funded by private donations and proceeds from the Second Glance Resale Shop, Open Arms Home provides homes for the homeless, sanctuary for the battered and bruised, and acceptance for innocent victims of abuse. Open Arms Home continues its ministry to women in need because of people like you: people who care. The Home serves women over 21 and children ages 1 to 18. Needed now are sweaters and toys.

Collin County Women's Shelter
2701-C W. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075
+1 (214) 422 2911
Contact: Hayedeh Jahansouz

Serves women and children ages birth to 65. Needed are afghans, lap robes, and baby sets.


Utah <UT>

Discovery Clubhouse Family Center/ Crisis Nursery
981 Westridge Dr
St George, UT 84770
Contact: Beverly

+1 (435) 674-0895
fax: +1 (435) 673-3053
email: stgeorge@discoveryclubhouse.com
We are a non-profit organization created to provide a safe and loving place for children to stay during a family crisis situation. sweaters, etc. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennet Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
+1 (801) 240-6060
World Wide Web: http://www.lds.org/ldsfoundation/welfare/donationshelp
This center welcomes donations of durable knitted or crocheted items including:
Slippers, booties, scarves, mittens, hats, afghans, toys, etc.
Topical sore bandages (leper bandages)
Children's clothing
Using a worldwide network of volunteers, allows 100% of all donations to be swiftly distributed to those in need after a natural disaster.
This center is a division of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormans) Humanitarian Aid Center.
A warm & sincere thank-you, in advance, on behalf of those around the world who receive from you!


Newborns in Need, Salt Lake City Chapter
121 Coatsville
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Contact: Charisse Fuhriman

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Newborns in Need, Central Utah Chapter
142 S 100 W
Price, UT 84501
Contact: Teresa Kilcrease

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Primary Childrens Medical Center
100 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City , UT 84113
Contact: Child Life Services

+1 (801) 588-2000
This Hospital serves the needs of children in a large part of the Rocky Mountain area, including Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. Any handmade items such as blankets, booties, and hats both for infants and older kids are accepted. Be sure to specify whether you would like to donate items to be given to the families, or if they are for in hospital use. Many kids feel more comfortable with a afghan than a "hospital" type blanket. For those that must spend a long time in the hospital, it really helps make it more homey. There is also a need for incubator covers in the Newborn ICU. These are draped over the isolettes to reduce light and noise. Also snugglies or nests are used in the incubators to create a small womb-like space for the baby to snuggle into.

Salt Lake Weaver's Store
1227 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
+1 (801) 486 1610
+1 (800) 363 5585

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder program assists Navajo elders with food, medicine, and clothes to help meet basic needs. In support of this program, the store accepts donations of handknit socks for the elders. The socks aree personally delivered to the elders during the twice-yearly food run to the reservation. The address of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program is ANE, P.O. Box 3401, Park City, UT 84060. They send out a multi-page newsletter several times a year. You can get a copy by asking (enclosing $1 would be nice) or a year's subscription by sending $5. Winters are cold on the Navajo reservation and warm snuggly socks will be most welcome to the elders. Socks for fall delivery are needed at the store by September 1 (for spring by April 1).

Yarn
Choose easy care wool or wool blends for warmth and ease of care under diverse conditions which may include no running water or the town laundromat. Two good ones are Shetland Tweed (this is sport weight yarn) and Lane Borgosesia by Knitaly (worsted weight). Handspun is welcome too.
Color
Anything goes! Cheerful socks perk up a cold winter day.
Design
Tall socks that cover much of the leg are warmer. The more of the sock that has ribbing, the wider the range of feet the sock will fit (K2/P2 is stretchiest). Use your favorite pattern or method, or try something new.)
Size
Elders' shoe sizes range from 5 to 9, so any woman's size sock will probably fit someone. Foot length (from back of heel to tip of toe) shouldbe approximately 8-1/2" to 10-1/2". Make the size you usually knit, pick one from a pattern, use the quantity of yarn you have, or use your own foot for a model.
Finishing
Wash your socks when completed. This will both make them look nice and avoid any surprises like dye that runs or wool that shrinks!
Labels
Use a large safety pin or contrasting yarn loop to attach socks together along with the following:
  • Washing instructions if not machine washable
  • Yarn label if commercial yarn was used
  • A personal note from you, if desired. Enclosing an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) enables the elder to respond through a relative or visitor who writes English (no guarantee but the elders often do this).
Your gift of handknit socks is more than a physical object but a gift of love, time, and warmth that will please an elderly person.

Vermont <VT>


Virginia <VA>

Orphan Foundation of America - Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166-8511
Contact: Annalisa Assaadi

+1 (703) 821-8669
email: aja@orphan.org
World Wide Web: http://www.orphan.org
Orphan Foundation of America�s Red Scarf Project

Love to knit, crochet or know someone who does?

Send care and encouragement to America�s college bound foster youth. OFA needs 2,500 hand made knitted or crocheted red scarves to put in our Valentines Care Packages. Your handiwork will truly be the personal touch in these packages and bring students the support they need to move forward and graduate to a brighter future.

Unisex colors black, blue, green or yellow are welcome, too. Please attach securely to each scarf a small tag with your name, city, and group affiliation that the student will receive. Send scarves with your name, address, group affiliation if any, and email address enclosed to:
Orphan Foundation of America
Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive, Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166-8511

Or Drop off at any Einstein Bagels in January
Deadline: January, 20, 2006

Contact: Annalisa Assaadi, National Events Coordinator, aja@orphan.org, (703) 821-8669
For More Info on OFA�s Care Package Program go to
www.orphan.org

The Orphan Foundation of America administers funding to thousands of foster youth attending colleges and trade schools nationwide. Our Care Package, vMentor and OFA Intern initiatives ensure their graduation and transition to meaningful employment.

Spread the Warmth
P.O. Box 68782
Virginia Beach, VA 23471
Contact: K. Washington

email: support@spreadthewarmth.org
World Wide Web: http://www.spreadthewarmth.org
Spread the Warmth is a 100% volunteer project that collects new and handknit hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens to be given to the homeless and displaced in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Individuals, families, and groups can participate by making items and donating them.

Arise and shine Mission International
208 Labrook Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
+1 (804) 303 4346
fax: +1 (804) 232 3403
email: infous@ariseandshinemission.org
World Wide Web: http://www.ariseandshinemission.org
Collects these items, preferably finished items, for its project with vulnerabe families and children in Uganda. Such items like Blankets and sweaters will be of much help

kRSVP Southside, Inc.
23 Seyler Drive
Petersburg, VA 23805
Contact: Pat Hale

+1 (804) 861-1767
fax: +1 (804) 732-7232
email: phale@cdaaa.org
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP Southside, Inc) accept knitted and crocheted hats, scarves and gloves to place on our "Giving Tree" at the community Health Center that serves uninsured and under-insured children and adults in our community. We also need 40 x 40 blankets to go over the incubator of New Borns in Need. We are first in the state for unwed mothers. The mothers and babies are so poor and are ill-prepared for even the basic needs of a baby. Your help would be wonderful!

Pat Hale

Afghans for Angels - Virginia Chapter
P.O. Box 2634
Winchester, VA 22604
Contact: Elizabeth Parsons, State Coordinator

+1 (540) 723-4984
email: afghans4angels2@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.angelfire.com/va/afghans4angels2
Afghans for Angels - VA Chapter was started in 1999. We are a non-profit organization of volunteers that provide handmade items to area hospitals to give to families who have lost their infant to miscarriage, sillbirth, or infant death. We also provide items for families who take their angels home! We accept all items either knitted, crocheted, sewn, quilted, etc. Donations of yarn and material also accepted. Thank you for your interest in Afghans for Angels - VA Chapter!

Tabitha's Gift
4096 Horsepen Mountain Drive
Vinton, VA 24179
Contact: Anna Horvath

+1 (540) 915-6818
email: tabithasgift@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.geocities.com/tabithasgift
We provide knitted or chrocheted baby items to the Roanoke and New River Valleys through hospitals and crisis pregnancy centers. We also donate adult items to area shelters. Baby blankets(at least 30"X30"), sweaters, hats, booties are most needed. Adult things most often requested are hats and scarves in men's colors and afghans for families moving into new homes.

Newborns In Need Tri-Cities Virginia Chapter
2611 Buxton ST
Hopewell, VA 23860
Contact: Tracy Boswell

+1 (804) 458-1304
email: tricitiesva@newbornsinneed.org
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a 501(c)3 charity that donates essential baby items, free of charge, to sick and needy babies. NIN was started by Carol Green in 1992. There are 50 chapters in 30 states across the US. Some of the types of items we donate are blankets, hats, booties, clothing, and burial layettes for the precious babies that don't win their fight for life. The home office is located in Houston, MO and all of the details about NIN can be found at the national website. We accept any knitting supplies, including yarn, and any type of knitted baby items.

The Salvation Army homeless shelters
2215 Park Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Contact: Anne Payne

+1 (434) 384-8844
email: payneeanne@netscape.net
This organization operates 2 homeless shelters, one for women and children and one for men. They are especially in need of blankets or quilts, caps, mittens, scarfs and mittens. They also serve many of the needy when they need help, such as home fires, abused women and children, etc.

We can also use donations of yarns to make items for the homeless.

May God bless you.

Loving Stitches
2107 Westover Ave. S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24015
Contact: Deanna Zimmer

+1 (540) 982-8612
email: zimmer@roanoke.infi.net
We provide clothing, bedding and other neccesities to preemies, low income infants, toddlers and small children. The area we provide for is Southwest Virginia. We are working with hospitals, social workers, womens shelters, churches and many agencies throughout this half of the state. We are getting our winter supply of hats, mittens, blankets, sweaters and layettes ready. If you are interested in helping, please contact me by e-mail. All sizes from preemie up to size 5/6 are needed. If you have excess yarn you would like to share, please do. We will also except gently used winter items. Thank you and Bless you for helping.

American Red Cross/ the Web of Hope
420 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23210
Contact: Nancy Ketner

+1 (804) 746-8725
email: nancyketner@mindspring.com
World Wide Web: http://www.redcross.org/va//richmond/website/home.html
Our purpose is to send warm, new, hand crafted clothing to the elderly, homeless or children who are cold, neglected or in need of our gifts. There is never any charge for any item we send. We NEVER sell any item to fund the program or to pay for transport. We seek out free transport abroad, or the Red Cross pays UPS when needed. In seven years our group has shipped over 17,000 items to local homeless shelters, to a Virginia coal mining clinic, and to mental hospitals. We have sent over 1,000 warm, lovely gifts this winter to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and are nearing 1,000 pieces to orphans in Belarus. We do take care to fulfil your wishes for your contributions whenever possible. If you prefer local or domestic recipients we can always comply. Currently we are sending to Belarus through a local charity which sends workers with our gifts and will distribute them personally. We have dealt similarly with recipients in Moldova, Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa and North Korea. We have even sent caps, hand carried to an orphanage for Tibetan children, in India. We did win the American Red Cross award: The International Humanitarian Service Award several years ago and were the first recipient in the United States to receive this prestigious award. If you call or Email me with your address, I'll be delighted to mail you more information. This spring the National Convention of the American Red Cross will be in Richmond, our home chapter. If you like,you can ask your local Red Cross chapter's delegates to research us while here. It is possible that your local chapter will be glad to sponsor a Web of its own. If so I'll be glad to help them in that process. Thanks for your time and interest!

Now, in 2003, we have shipped over 45,000 items. Our current list of recipients includes Widows and/or holess children in Kieb Ukraine, Moldovan clinics, Afghans4Afghans, Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian REservations, Bland Dental and Ministry Center and local(Richmond, VA.) shelters and hospitals. WE always need good worsted yarn and also knitters, persons who crochet and folks who sew. We have established 8 circles in and around Richmond. Like Everready batteries, we are still going and going and going ~ and also growing! Nancy Ketner

UPDATED ON FEB. 7, 2004
Our handcraft group is now called the Web of Hope and still is a function of the local Red Cross chapter. We are now 13 yeasr old and have made and given to needful people [children, aged, homeless, victims of disasters and hospitals] 51,600 beautiful new, warm items of clothing. We now number close to 400 volunteers who knit, crochet, and sew these gifts. There is no way such a group cn exist buying all of its supplies. We constantly request yarn and yard goods wherever we can. Volunteers also are most welcome; many send us their donations by mail or UPS.
Our most recent shipment went to Bam, Iran to the disaster refugee camps, and we have shipped often to Afghans for Afghans. Each contributor is requested to let us know where she wishes her contribution to be sent. We promise to try our best to follow her request.

Right now our yarn shelves are really very low. We would be most grateful if readers would send us yarn: worsted or baby yarn in light or bright colors, please.
Many of us are unable to see the dark colors well enough to knit with dark yarn. Thanks very much.

Helping Hands Foundation
12120 Rutgers Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Contact: Donna Gaydick

+1 (804) 360-4279
Helping Hands collects knitted and crocheted items for the needy in the Richmond area. Items are distributed in November. Contact Donna for more info.


Washington <WA>

Community Yarn Creations
607 150 Place Sw
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Contact: Nan L Sarb

+1 (425) 787 0736
email: communityyarncreations@gmail.com
World Wide Web: http://www.communityyarncreations.org
We create and donate handmade items to community agencies in need.
We can use donations of yarn, needles and hooks. All are welcome.
We meed twice a month in person at local knit shops, or I will send monthly letters by email and there are numorous drop off spots for completed projects around puget sound area.
April 2006 we are sponsoring a charitable golf tournament with all monies going to the American 'Cancer Society. We are looking for players, hole spnsosrs and gifts. Please see our web stie for more information.

StandUp for Kids, Seattle
Post Office Box 20308
Seattle, WA 98102
Contact: DeeDee Truzinski

+1 (425) 489-0904
email: deedeet@standupforkids.org
World Wide Web: http://www.standupforkids.org
StandUp for Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless teens and street kids. Our Seattle outreach group is in need of scarves, hats, and gloves to help keep homeless youth warm during the long winter nights. We collect all year.

Angeline's Center for Homeless Women
2030 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Contact: Sherry Gerich

+1 (206) 436-8654
fax: +1 (206) 4368694
email: sgerich@ywcaworks.org
Angeline's Center for Homeless Women provides hygiene, meals, medical care and mental health counseling, as well as activities, in a nurturing community environment open to all women. Several of the women started a knitting and crocheting circle, which has grown into an all embracing community activity. Women can be found working on their projects all through the day. The self-esteem, socialization skills and sense of belonging this has created has lead to changes in many women's lives. The original donation of yarn which made this possible is depleted. To keep this activity going, we are seeking donations of yarn of any description, crochet hooks and knitting needles. I would love to hear from any individual or group that would like to make a donation or conduct a yarn drive on our behalf.
Feel free to call:
Sherry Gerich at (206) 436-8654 if you have any questions or want to make a donation.
Or, you can email me at sgerich@ywcaworks.org

Our mailing address is:
Angeline�s Center for Homeless Women
2030 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

The women of Angeline's thank you.


warmth for the homeless
156 Mill Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281
Contact: Melissa Croda

+1 (360) 9451448
fax: +1 (360) 9452158
email: croda@dccnet.com
This is a new organization that is preparing to keep the homeless warm in Vancouver British Columbia. I have a group of women who knit scarves, sweaters, & hats for the homeless. I then distribute them to the homeless at soup kitchens. This is my first year and the response has been wonderful. So far this season I have distributed almost 100 items. We are in need of both knitting supplies - yarn, needles etc and finished pieces.

Harrison Hospital Foundation
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Contact: Stephanie Cline

+1 (360) 792-6760
fax: +1 (360) 792-6779
email: stephaniecline@hmh.westsound.net
World Wide Web: http://harrisonhospital.org
This description and contact info is an update to an existing posting for Harrison Hospital Foundation; please make appropriate changes.

Harrison Hospital Foundation accepts hats and blankets suitable for newborns for its Special Babies Program. The items become part of a special care package for families of babies born with special circumstances (e.g., financial need, unexpected early arrival, multiple births, etc.).

Operation Toasty Toes #8
Box 11 A Havenstead Rd
Shelton, WA 98584
Contact: Shellie

+1 (360) 427-7866
email: opertt8@yahoo.com
World Wide Web: http://www.operationtoastytoes8.gobot.com
OP TT Is a knitting/ crochet project that crafts slippers for US military personnel station abroad. Currently we are sending slippers to the Afghanistan area, to crews/units that are deployed in this current crisis.
Warming the heart & "sole" of our soldiers. Many of our crafters are on limited income & yarn would be a great help, We also are in need of more crafters,If you have a project link, we would like to be added, we will recripocate if you would like us to.
thnx Shellie

Project Warm-Up
P.O. Box 300
Medical Lake, WA 99022
Contact: Bill McDonell

+1 (509) 299-2304
fax: +1 (509) 299-2308
email: awmcdonell@doc1.wa.gov
Sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and conducted out of Pine Lodge Pre-Release (PLPR) Facility, this project produces crocheted and knitted items for underprivileged residents of Spokane, Washington and surrounding areas.
Pine Lodge Pre-Release is a minimum co-ed correctional facility located in Medical Lake, Washington. Female residents of the PLPR Treatment Community volunteer to create blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, and booties. In 2001, 3564 articles were distributed throughout our community.
Due to high participation and demand, project resources are currently exhausted. To continue the project, we are seeking donations in the form of:
Yarn, Crochet hooks, Crochet Pattern books and Monetary.

Newborns in Need, Washington Chapter
8303 N Howard Dr
Spokane, WA 99208
Contact: Susan Blair

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Quincy Free Methodist Church - Fiber Arts Ministry
671 Rd. P.5 SW
Quincy, WA 98848
Contact: Jennifer Erickson

+1 (509) 785-5211
fax: +1 (509) 785-3770
email: ericktnp@televar.com
Quincy is a rural agricultural area in Central Wash. State. There are many poor farm workers and others that aren't prepared for our cold winters. Our church has started a ministry to supply some of their needs. Women are machine knitting on 3 old studio machines. We could use more machines that are in working order. Any donations of yarn are welcome also!

Harrison Hospital Foundation
2520 Cherry Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98366
+1 (206) 792 6760
Contact: Susan Phillips

All ages are served, from children through seniors. Any knitted items would be appreciated.

Rosehedge
P.O. Box 25055
Seattle, WA 98125-1955
+1 (206) 365 6806
Todd Graves, director of resident services

Opened in June, 1988, Rosehedge is the longest running HIV and AIDS housing and health care residence in the state of Washington. The combination of professional nursing, attendant care, and supportive services has enabled more than 200 residents to stay at Rosehedge through the course of their illnesses. Our modest size and experienced staff enable us to respond flexibly to the changing care needs of individual residents and the broader developments in HIV and AIDS care. In order of priority, Rosehedge's needs are afghans, lap robes, slippers, and sweaters. Susan Dennis forwarded information on this charity and says, "This is a beautiful facility. Todd gave me a tour -- it's smallish and very homey. Wonderful people."


West Virginia <WV>

Gods Tiny Angels
1533 Lincoln Dr
Huntington , WV 25704
Contact: Danette LeMaster

+1 (304) 429-3126
email: danette@netacs.net
World Wide Web: http://danettesangels.tripod.com/
Gods Tiny Angels collects preemie to newborn items to be given to babies in the hospital. We just want to let the parents know that there is someone thinking of them during the difficult times.
We collect blankets, hats, booties, sweaters, take me home outfits and also burial gowns for the tiny ones that do not make it.
Donations are greatly appreciated.

Newborns in Need, Tyler County Chapter
Rt. #1, Box 29
Middlebourne, WV 26149
Contact: Debra Cox

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.


Wisconsin <WI>

Spina Bifida Association of Wisconsin, Inc.
830 N. 109th St., Ste. 6
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Contact: Rita Flores

+1 (414) 607-9061
fax: +1 (414) 607-9602
email: sbawi@sbawi.org
World Wide Web: http://www.sbawi.org
The Spina Bifida Association of Wisconsin, Inc. is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals affected by spina bifida. A packet of information, plus a gift is sent to each family upon the birth of a child with spina bifida. The gift needs to be latex free because of high incidences of latex allergies among those with spina bifida. We could use knitted baby items to send to new borns. These hand made gifts help families celebrate their child's birth, something that often gets pushed aside when first dealing with medical issues. The gifts mean so much.

KAN (Kids & Neccessities) Cool for School
8836 Arrow Rd.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Contact: Debbie Rhein

+1 (920) 683-9090
email: dar1984@charter.net
KAN(Kids & Neccessities) Cool for School is a non-profit organization which provides hats, mittens and school supplies to low income children in Manitowoc County. We would like donations of hats and mittens for children in grades Kindergarten through grade 5. Thank you!

Epilepsy Foundation
1302 Mendota Street, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53714
Contact: Art Taggart

+1 (800) 657-4929
fax: +1 (608) 442-7474
email: ataggart@wisc.edu
World Wide Web: www.epilepsyfoundation.org
The Epilepsy Foundation of South Central Wisconsin is a nonprofit, human service organization serving families and individuals affected by recurring seizures in 15 counties in South Central Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide medical information, counseling and educational awareness programs to people with epilepsy and their families and also to businesses, law enforcement, schools and other nonprofit agencies. We also organize a summer camp for children and an adult retreat. We provide educational dinners in each of the 15 counties and support groups in 5 counties. Other programs we have are SIBS day, FUNE (Spanish speaking community),and Parent to Parent. We also provide inservice educational programs for schools and businesses and social programs for people with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation assists individuals in need of emergency medications and we advocate in behalf of clients for employment, legal issues, and medical needs. We provide informational files, brochures, books, and tapes about epilepsy and recources about jobs available in Wisconsin.

The Epilepsy Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit; our Federal Tax ID number is 39-1370658. The Epilepsy Foundation meets the Better Business Bureau's wise giving standards. Thank you for your donation.

We could use donations of knitted goods, which we could use in our raffles as a prize. The brushed alpaca caplet, norwegian cardigans, throws, and baby stuff is nice. Anything that would be nice to use in our raffles. Thanks again.

Sincerely,



Sharon Herzberg
Administrative Assistant

P.S. I thought you may like to know when we have our raffles. Currently, we have raffles in April, June, and September. Two are after our golfing fundraiser. In September go out and sell raffle tickets to people.

Newborns in Need, Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
N9679 Hopfensperger Rd
Appleton, WI 54915
Contact: Sherri Larsen

+1 (417) 967-9441
fax: +1 (417) 967-4450
email: office@newbornsinneed.com
World Wide Web: http://www.newbornsinneed.org
Newborns In Need is a national non-profit 501 (c) Christian organization who specializes in providing clothing and bedding items to premature and newborn sick and needy babies. We donate to hospitals, medical centers, crisis facilities and other places that help babies. The baby items we donate are very much needed. All items Newborns In Need donates are "free of any charge". Our volunteers choose to help so that they may ease the suffering of tiny babies who are unable to help themselves. Donations of hats, booties, blankets and afghans are greatly appreciated. When constructing these items, please use the softest yarn possible - most of these tiny babies have very sensitive skin. Newborns in Need has many chapters all across the United States, look for the chapter nearest you.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
Pediatric/Neonatal ICU
1910 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Contact: Lori Wenzel

Need all sizes of caps for newborns to tiny preemies; also blankets or coverlets (20"x25").

Wisconsin Humane Society
4151 N. Humboldt Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
+1 (414) 961-0310
email: jen@humane.mil.wi.us
World Wide Web: http://www.humane.mil.wi.us/
Crocheted or knitted blankets in the following sizes:

  • 12" x 12" for cats and small animals
  • 24" x 24" for medium dogs and other animals
  • 36" x 36" for large dogs and other animals
These sizes are just guidelines.

Washington County Humane Society
3650 Highway 60
Slinger, WI 53086
+1 (262) 677-4388
World Wide Web: http://www.hnet.net/good/charity/humane/
Crocheted or knitted blankets in the following sizes:

  • 12" x 12" for cats and small animals
  • 24" x 24" for medium dogs and other animals
  • 36" x 36" for large dogs and other animals
These sizes are just guidelines.

Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County
701 Northview Road
P.O. Box 834
Waukesha, WI 53187
+1 (262) 542-8851
email: haws@gdinet.com
World Wide Web: http://www.hawspets.org/
Crocheted or knitted blankets in the following sizes:

  • 12" x 12" for cats and small animals
  • 24" x 24" for medium dogs and other animals
  • 36" x 36" for large dogs and other animals These sizes are just guidelines.

    Elmbrook Humane Society
    21210 Enterprise Ave
    Brookfield, WI 53045
    +1 (262) 782-9261
    fax: +1 (262) 782-3356
    email: elmbrookhs@hotmail.com
    World Wide Web: http://www.execpc.com/~ebhs/
    We are asking for donations of crocheted or knitted blankets in the following sizes:

    • 12" x 12" for cats and small animals
    • 24" x 24" for medium dogs and other animals
    • 36" x 36" for large dogs and other animals
    These sizes are just guidelines. The actual Snuggles don't have to be exactly the sizes mentioned, nor do they have to be perfect. Our furry friends love them any way that they can get them. They could be made out of acrylic yarn or cotton in any pattern or color. The ends should be fastened off long and woven into the work to help keep the snuggle from fraying. This is a good project for kids or people learning how to crochet, knit or sew because the Snuggles don't have to be perfect -- just made with love!

    Sinai-Samaritan Medical Center
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    2000 W. Kilbourn Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
    Contact: Anita Anderson

    Small blankets (12"x12") in bright colors; hats to fit head circumferences of 8-10" also in bright colors - pompons are a nice touch. Donations will be recognized with a thank you and possibly footprints from an infant (please allow several weeks). Thanks.

    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    ATTN: Stephanie Clayton, MS 745
    P.O. Box 1997
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
    Contact: Stephanie Clayton

    email: chw@execpc.com
    Welcome knitted caps, booties, and/or blankets.

    Warm Up America!
    2112 Grand Ave.
    Wausau, WI 54401
    +1 (715) 845 4524
    Contact: Evie Rosen

    Warm Up America! is a program that invites you to contribute a knitted or crocheted afghan to someone in need. The idea is to assemble a group of volunteers to knit or crochet 7"x9" sections and then sew them together into afghans for the homeless. Many retailers, guilds, church groups, and just friends getting together have made this program a huge success. The afghans are donated to organizations in your own area. To learn how to get started and receive patterns for the sections, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address.


    Wyoming <WY>

    Holy Spirit Knitting Ministry
    116 Broadway
    Rock Springs, WY 82901
    Contact: Jennifer Ralston

    +1 (307) 362-9466
    email: ralstonj@wyoming.com
    List of requested items:
    (we need items for children and adults of all ages)
    Hats, Booties, Mittens & Gloves, Sweaters, Baby Blankets, Lap Blankets for the Elderly, Scarves, Shawls, Socks, and Stuffed Animals

    Our goal is to supply any participant with needles and yarn, hence, we are also accepting donations for yarn and needles of all types and sizes.

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    Emily Way (emily@woolworks.org)
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