At the beginning of the year I announced that I was going to start a charity crochet project with the goal of donating handmade crochet items to a different organization each month during every month this year. For March, I intended to create blankets to donate to Binky Patrol. Where the heck did March go?!

March Donor Organization

I chose March’s donor to be Binky Patrol, an organization that accepts handmade blankets of various sizes for children eighteen and under who have been through some type of trauma.

What My Plans Were

My goal was to make three blankets for donation but I committed to making at least one.

What Ended Up Happening

Like I said, where the heck did March go?! I haven’t actually made a blanket to donate to this organization, which bums me out a little because I really wanted to make one. However, I do at least have something to donate. I have been doing a lot of thrift store hunting for crochet items lately and one of the items I had picked up is a blanket.

It’s a simple blue crochet blanket with a golden stripe. Although it’s nothing fancy, it is handmade and it is nice and in good condition. I think it’s much better for this to go to Binky Patrol than to hang out waiting for repurposing in my own home. So I’m going to give it up as a donation to Binky Patrol.

And if I get really active with my crochet in this final week of the month then maybe I’ll send along a blanket of my own for donation, too.

Join Me!

If you donated a handmade item to charity this month, blog about it and then leave a link to your post in the comments to let everyone know!

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20 Comments

  1. crochetminis Reply

    @CrochetBlogger kudos! when looking for groups to donate to dont forget local group homes for mentally retarded adults.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @crochetminis Thanks for the idea! Do you know of any specific organizations that might accept donations (other than just local)?

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger Not many big organizations, and most would say contact local. try L’Arche ,fantastic worldwide org

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger cant do twitlonger on phone, so have to send you info like this.

        • CrochetBlogger Reply

          @crochetminis No problem. I’ll check out L’Arche and will be sure to mention this group when writing about charity donations

        • Taniace8eafdq Reply

          @CrochetBlogger That is so awesome, check it out @ipad_dep

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger every county, and most cities in us, has __ association for retarded, which will have group homes

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger my 61y sis lives in LI group home. Ppl forget those kids grow up,often outlive fam, invisible 2society

        • CrochetBlogger Reply

          @crochetminis My great aunt had Downs; she was able to live with my grandmother her whole life but I know what you’re talking about

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger Special Olympics had everyone send scarves for athletes to them last yr, but again thats mostly und21yr

        • CrochetBlogger Reply

          @crochetminis Yeah they do that every year. I participated a year ago on that one. It’s a cool project since they get so many people involvd

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger my advice: look in phone book, l’arche/arc, call and ask what they need! Lap size blanket, hats, pillow

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger my sis’ home has 6 adults, larche usually abt 15. Someone could adopt a home, maybe w/others.

        • crochetminis Reply

          @CrochetBlogger the one thing you dont want to do is send 2 things to a home for 6! Believe me ww3 will erupt!

      • crochetminis Reply

        @CrochetBlogger if you decide to do this, ill be glad to help, maybe write up a piece for your blog abt why its needed

        • CrochetBlogger Reply

          @crochetminis Excellent. I actually have my orgs picked until the end of the year but December’s is open so I may do it for then.

        • crochetminis Reply

          @CrochetBlogger dec would be excellent! Many in homes get no presents, but still believe in Santa.

  2. crochetminis Reply

    @CrochetBlogger pt2: everyone donates to kids/nursing homes but forgets abt the mentally retarded- many have no family

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @crochetminis Great point. Definitely an overlooked population.

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