Charity knitting is fulfilling for so many reasons. In addition to the contribution, charity projects are a great chance
to try out new stitches, yarns, colors, shapes, etc.,
not to mention a guilt-free excuse for starting a new project!
On the Second Saturday of each month, Creative Yarns supports local charities by providing the space, the donated yarns, and free patterns for knitters and crocheters. From 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. on these days, knitters and crocheters work on projects for the charities of their choice. We also encourage our customers to clean out their yarn stashes and donate unwanted yarn as well. Donated yarn should be new and scent free, properly wound and in amounts of 100 yards or more.
If you love to knit or crochet and want to send some of your treasures to those in great need, you can contact your local hospitals, shelters, police stations, victim assistance programs, places of worship or food distribution centers, or choose from the list of organizations below that we support and/or for which we knit.
Komen Central Georgia
Support Breast Cancer survivors with knitted and crocheted scarves and hats. Donations are distributed to survivors right here in the Central Georgia area. For more information on Komen Central Georgia, visit their website at: http://www.komencentralga.org
Above is just one of the many piles of Tit Bits knitted by our generous customers at Creative Yarns. Every October Creative Yarns hosts a Knit-A-Tit-A-Thon as our contribution to Komen Central Georgia. To get your own copy of the Tit Bit pattern, click here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html
Here are more free simple patterns which may be printed:
Macon Rescue Mission
We provide knitted or crocheted items for the men, women and children in our homeless shelters as needed. Some of their needs are warm caps, socks, blankets, sweaters, slippers, etc., mostly for women and men, some for children, especially in winter.
Ronald McDonald House
Needed are knitted baby and toddler hats and blankets for the newborn nursery at the Ronald McDonald House, our local children’s hospital which serves many young and needy mothers and fathers in their nursery and family social work programs. To download hat, bootie, and blanket patterns for donations, click here:
Packages from Home – Supporting our Troops
Support our troops by knitting helmet liners and gaiters. Please check for updates on colors needed. All helmet liners and gaiters must be knitted from 100% machine washable wool. Patterns are available at Creative Yarns, or you can visit the website at: http://www.packagesfromhome.org/things-to-donate/knitted-helmet-liner
The following is a list of websites of charities and charitable projects. Please contact all organizations before sending donations as organizations often don’t let us know when they move or go out of business. Creative Yarns is in no way affiliated with any of these organizations and we receive no compensation for posting this information on our website.