One of the greatest joys of crochet is that you can use your hands and minimal materials to make gifts that make others smile. In the case of donating to charity, you may actually be helping to save or significantly improve someone’s life. But where should you donate your handmade crochet items? This article provides some of the best options for charities that accept crochet. Remember that their needs and regulations are constantly changing so it’s important to be sure to check their latest updates before you begin crafting!
I am happy to have a guest post for you today from Inma Acosta of CTDA – Crochet Therapy. She has a background in psychology and is enthusiastic about the benefits of crochet, which she shares with others through her relaxation-based crochet classes.
There are many organizations and crafters sending crochet blankets, toys and clothing to people in Syria. Karen Kirk wanted to do something different to help the Syrian refugees temporarily housed at camps in Greece. She wasn’t sure what skills she could offer but she went to Greece to do her best, and it turned out that crochet skills and supplies were something she could contribute.
Hohana Flora Domanais (Marihohana) is a crocheter in the Philippines who recently shared her beautiful crochet mandala art installation with me. She mentioned that crochet had also saved her from depression and we continued to communicate so she could share her story.
I have recently had the opportunity to see some samples of Knit Wall Murals by Murals Wallpaper. Although the designs aren’t specifically crochet, they are definitely for all yarn lovers. This wallpaper would add the perfect cozy touch to any craft studio and of course also works well in other areas of the home.
Kim Mack is a 56-year-old wife, mother of five and grandmother of 6 with many step-grandchildren in the family too. She is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. She sells crochet items through her Etsy store, LoveUnspokenCrochet, including her most popular item: Kufi hats. Crochet helps her living with MS, which she shares more about in this interview.
I was particularly thrilled to see the interview with Nadia Fuad of YARNutopia who shared how crochet helped her cope with illness.