Knitting for charity: a feel-good guide
Winter is officially here, and there’s no time like now to knit some warm clothes for those in need. Deciding what to knit, and what charity to send your projects can be confusing, so we’re here to help out!
If you’re knitting for charity, anything that will keep people warm will be most appreciated. Mittens, socks, hats, and scarves are the fastest knits, but if you’re feeling extra giving, we’re sure the lucky recipient of a sweater or jumper would feel especially lucky!
We recently attended the Southbank Centre’s “Get Your Knit On” event, where beginner and expert knitters made scarves for the homeless people around London. They provided a simple pattern for a moss stitch scarf here.
If you are a beginner, or simply don’t have time right now to knit but would still like to help a charity through knitting, you can purchase one of these lovely tea cosies, and the proceeds will be donated to the Haven, a breast cancer support facility, whom we at LoveKnitting are proud to support.
Where to donate
There are so many places where you can donate your knitwear that no list will come close to complete, but this should help point you in the right direction. If you want to donate somewhere close to home, you can always start with local shelters, soup kitchens, charity shops, missions, or places of worship.
If this list isn’t enough, you’ll be able to find a broader list of charities that will accept knitted contributions here.
Do you have any charities that you support that we didn’t mention here, or any ideas how knitters can help support those in need? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! It’s the time of the year for giving, so don’t forget to help those in need.
Last updated: January 4th, 2017.