There are crochet clubs all around the world. Many of them crochet items for charity, usually giving to just a few local charities each year. The Crochet Club of London (in Ontario, Canada) has taken this trend to a whole new level. This group has been around since 2002 and in that time they have made approximately 6000 different blankets that they’ve given away to more than 100 deserving agencies!
Agencies supported by this group include:
- Families that are brand new to Canada
- Homeless people
- Newborn babies
- Cancer patients
- People with kidney problems
- Women in various support groups
Founder Patty Atkins describes it as a win-win-win situation. The recipients of the blankets win with a great cozy blanket that they often really need. The crocheters win with the opportunity to do great work with their crochet. And there are numerous people who donate yarn to the organization and win with the good feelings that such a donation brings.
The organization has already done a lot of good but they want to take things ever further. That’s why they’ve recently started offering crochet classes to teach others interested in learning to crochet for charity how to do it.