Crafts for Charity: 11 Ways to Give Back
Spread the love with these wonderful crafting charities. Look out below for ways to craft, donate, and more!
Whether you're a knitter, crocheter, crafter, quilter, or sewist, we all love our crafts for many reasons. Why not spread that joy a little further by using your crafts for a good cause?
These charities accept various types of craft donations for all causes. Pack boxes for children around the world in need, stitch up some blankets to keep children warm, and more! No matter your craft of choice, there's a way you can give back to those in need.
Crafting for charity is a great way to get your kids involved in the world of charity and philanthropy as well.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is perhaps one of the most well-known charities out there. Their goal is to give to those in need by sending shoe boxes of gifts and necessities to children in over 100 countries. In fact, on the FaveCrafts Blog, we recently put together a list of projects that would be perfect for an Operation Christmas Child box. Get your children involved and put together some boxes this holiday season.
Warm Up America
Days for Girls
Knots of Love
Color a Smile
Crafting for charity is not just for knitters and crocheters! If you're looking for a way to get your kids or students involved in a charity, consider Color A Smile. They send beautiful drawings from children of all ages to senior citizens, troops overseas, and anyone else who could use a smile.
Calling all knitters! Knit a Square brings together knitters from around the world to collaborate in knitting blankets and afghans for orphaned children around the world. What a great way to give your time to a good cause by simply knitting an 8" x 8" square. Knit a Square also accepts knitted hats and beanies, hand warmers, and more. Check out their full wish list.
If you're an animal lover, the Snuggles Project is the perfect charity for you. The Snuggles Project connects knitters, crocheters, and sewists with shelters in need of a way to make a more welcoming and comforting environment for animals. Many animals who end up in shelters are frightened, which can be a challenge for their caregivers and makes them less likely to be adopted. Snuggles help calm these animals and help them find a loving home.
Looking for patterns to make? Try theseCrocheted Hats to Donate
Help Heal Veterans
Founded in 1971, Help Heal Veterans (HEAL VETS) has provided free therapeutic craft kits to hospitalized and homebound veterans for generations. Over that time, we’ve helped traumatized veterans improve their motor skills, while also developing better feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. Our kits help veterans take their minds out of the past and off their pain, letting them live more in the present.