Nominate a Charity
If you know of any group, hospital, whatever, who distribute knitted or crocheted garments directly to needy people and they are not already listed on our Charity page please email me with details and we will endeavour to help them. Keep in mind that we also help Animal Shelters with rugs, coats etc. from time to time so you are welcome to give details for them too.
Please Note - we do not donate garments for sale -- our donations are for distribution to the needy only.
Donate your spare yarn.
If you dont wish to join our group or knit/crochet yourself perhaps you have some spare yarn that you could donate. We have members in every State and Territory in Australia who are willing and able to use it up. Small oddments are welcome - they are used for toys and animal rugs (animals aren't fussy what their rugs look like so long as they are warm)
Consider helping these charities
Following is a list of other charities that we will be helping in the future. Along with those we already support (see here http://knit4charities.webs.com/charitieswehavehelped.htm) you may wish to contact and support them without being part of our group.
Canberra Hospital's Step Ahead Program (for young Mums) - Are in need of baby clothes etc. to put into parcels as a gift to young Mums under 21yrold to help them get started caring for their new baby. More information can be obtained by contacting Women & Children?s Health Yamba Drive, Garran ACT 2605 PO Box 11 Woden ACT 2606 Phone: (02) 6244 2619 Fax: (02) 6244 4630 Website: www.health.act.gov.au
Hutt Street Centre, Adelaide - A day care centre assisting homeless folk in SA. Beanies, Scarves and other winter woollies would be very much appreciated.
Flinders Hospital Neonatal Care Unit, Adelaide - Hats/beanies from premmie to newborn size. Jackets can also be donated but these are sold to raise much needed funds for the unit. Donations can be delivered directly to the Unit situated on Level 3 of Flinders Medical Centre or posted to Attention: Ward Clerks, Neonatal Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive,
BEDFORD PARK SA 5042
Royal North Shore and Hornsby Hospitals - burial gown sets for little angels, premmie baby clothes and baby rugs. Hornsby Hospital is in need of Newborn size clothes including mittens. Royal North Shore Hospital, Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065 (mark it Attention NICU or Special Care Nursery)
Missionbeat (Sydney) - beanies, rugs, scarves, gloves, jumpers etc all sizes for the homeless. Your donation/s can be sent to Leisha Forrest,
Missionbeat, 2/1 Brompton Street, Marrickville 2042
Just Enough Faith (Sydney) www.justenoughfaith.org - beanies and rugs for the homeless
Nunga Mi;Minar inc.(Adelaide) - clothes, toys, rugs etc. from baby to adult sizes. This is a shelter for abused women and children. Please contact us for more details.
Care for Street Kids (Woollongong) -- supporting the homeless and disadvantaged in their community Phone 02 4226 5770 for more information. Warm knitted items such as beanies, scarves, rugs, fingerless gloves, socks, and clothing.
If you can help these people, whether you are a group member or not, email for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
OVERSEAS CHARITIES also need our support
Aides Baby Jumpers for the children of Malawi http://aids.net.au/aids-global-malawi-20061104.htm Jumpers made to a special pattern
Guardian Angel Knitting Drive http://www.guardianpharmacies.com.au/guardian-community/about-guardian/ click on program in the menu -- sending childrens garments to 3rd world countries
In St George, Utah, USA - a group of 6 ladies from the Oasis Community Church have banded together to knit for the needy people in their community. They get together to knit, crochet or loom the following items: prayer shawls, afghans, lap afghans, baby hats and blankets. They need help to continue their work so if you could possibly donate yarn and/or finished items it would help greatly in their quest to "blanket the City of St George, Utah, USA with Love". For more information contact Sandra - Email email@example.com
Mission Without Borders Australia: Supporting poor and needy
children, families and elderly in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Moldova,
Romania and Ukraine. http://www.mwb.org.au/how-can-
Premmies UK http://preemiesuk.googlepages.com/home.html If you live in the UK and like making premmie garments consider helping this new group.