Monday, October 26, 2015

Charity Opportunities

Rachel B. displays the bandage she is knitting
with crochet thread for the
 D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade Project 
Rachel B. presented a list of potential charity projects to the Guild members during the October meeting.

Local projects:

•  Abba's House in Riverton, WY
accepting handmade baby clothes and blankets of all sizes

•  Wind River Lutheran Mission in Fort Washakie, WY
accepting clothing for adults, teens, children and babies. As winter approaches, warm blankets, quilts, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens would be greatly appreciated. For more information, call 332-4537

•  Fremont County Public Health - Lander and Riverton, WY
accepting baby hats

•  Other local places that MAY take handcrafted items (please call first for their needs)
Sage West Hospitals - Lander and Riverton
Nursing homes - Lander, Riverton, Fort Washakie
Help for Health Hospice
Center of Hope Detox

•  Quilts of Valor - quilts presented to U.S. Veterans (many given locally)
contact Stephanie Logan (Sheep Camp Quilt Supply off of Burma Road near Riverton) for more details call 856-1468

Wyoming Projects:

•  Project Linus - contact information on website

Rachel holds two wool helmet liners she knit
for the Caps for Soldiers project

National Projects:

•  Quilts of Valor (see link given above)

•  Halos of Hope - hats for cancer patients, patterns and specifics on website

•  For the children of Pine Ridge  (Ravelry link)

•  Caps for Soldiers - accepting hats, lap afghans, etc. see website for patterns and specifics

•  Knitted Knockers - prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy, patterns on website

International Projects:

•  D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade - knit or crochet bandages for leprosy clinics in Vietnam

•  Wool-aid - items accepted changes from time to time, check website for details

•  afghans for Afghans - items accepted changes from time to time, check website for details

This list is far from complete. The opportunities to knit, sew, or crochet for charities are plentiful. Please feel free to send other links to the Guild email provided at top right.

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