I am trying to keep my seniors busy and in the process address needs of needy communities. We are knitting and crocheting various items and for us to do this we need yarn. If anyone has left over yarn to donate l would be so grateful once again to have it. Thank you in advance.
By Nelly from Potomac, MD
I have yarn and knitting needles I'd like to donate. where can I send them?
Our local Goodwill has quite a bit of yarn. Most thrift stores and the Dollar Store too. Has anyone found that people are willing to mail a small amount of it? I'm starting a sort of charity event as part of a project on my blog and was wondering if it was worth doing if no one is willing to mail it. I wouldn't know how to go about doing prepaid postage (which could get pricey depending on how many people participate). I guess if they were, it would be much easier to get a bunch for charity too.
I'd also post something at your local craft stores. If people see it on the way in they may be willing to buy a skein and either get it to you or leave it there for you to collect from the store once in awhile. You may be surprised what places are willing to do for a good cause.
I have lots of yarn for knitting (esp. scarves) and would be happy to give it to you. As long as you collect it or pay for its postage, I'll give it to you for free.
By Lynda 04/01/2011
Have you contacted any of the craft shops in your area. Or contact the Yarn companies directly. Good Luck, the world is so much better for people like you.
By Cricket 03/24/2011
I can't help you but thought I'd put a note in about soemthing that I have done that will help others when my time comes.
I crochet, knit, and do plastic canvas. So I have tons of yarns of all kinds, colors and weights. I also have hooks, needles, plastic canvas sheets, and all sorts of paraphenalia to go with it. Plus at least a couple hundred pattern books.
I put it in my will that all my craft supplies are to be donated to a senior citizens' center nearby where we live at the time of my death.
No one in my family does any of these crafts, and I figured instead of it being thrown away like it would have been otherwise, I'd donate it to a place that would appreciate it and get lots of use out of it.
Thrift stores have yarn for very cheap. I also unravel things like baby blankets, afghans, and old sweaters,
just be sure the sweater seams are not surged, because the strands are cut and you won't be able to unravel it.
(I have also turned tights, leggings, silk stockings and t-shirts into great colorful yarn. A cotton/spandex mix works best.) It does not fray, just cut it into a long strip, pull gently on it and it will form a nice smooth yarn.
By Eileen M. 03/23/2011
If you have a local e-newsletter or blog page, you can post a note there and will likely be inundated. Sorry, I can't ship from CA to MD, but I'm sure you will find some. I had yarn donated from teachers, scout leaders, people whose moms or aunts had passed away just about anywhere. You could also put a note in your church bulletin, or on bulletin boards in grocery stores, senior centers, etc.
Here are questions related to Where Can I Get Free Yarn for Charity Projects?.
I am doing a yarn drive for local south Floridians who knit for cancer patients, hospice, and neonatal babies. They will use any type of yarn. Where can we find donations?
By Cheryl S.
Go to shopgoodwill.com and look in the craft section. People are selling bundles of misc. yarn at very affordable prices. Lots cheaper than you will find in the retail stores.
Where can I get free yarn for charity projects? I'm making hats and scarves for "Occupy Wall Street" and I need some donated yarn to continue this project. These hats are not for sale at all they are for the donations only, but I need more yarn. So if you have any or know where I can get some donations I would love to have it. Please, and thank you very much!
By Albert B.
We are looking for donations of yarn and assorted size crochet hooks to make 100 throws for children. Where can we get supplies donations?
By Poohbear48 from Syracuse, NY
I would call or contact the manager of various craft stores and tell them about your project, maybe even print up a flyer. Let them know it's a non-for-profit program to help kids. You could also check with friends and neighbors, thrift stores, or ebay for deals. If the throws are to be donated to a hospital, maybe you could take up a collection from nurses on that floor.
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My mother knits for charity and we're on a tight budget. Does anyone know anywhere I can get yarn donated to us? Individuals or business? She makes beautiful afghans for our local orphanage, and we're running low on yarn. If you can, please email me with assistance. Thank you.
By Darlene from Spanaway, WA
I have just started to crochet chemo caps for cancer patients. I also am crocheting items for newborns. I have several ladies that are joining me in this fun project. Since I am a senior citizen and have limited funds is there anyone out there that would like to donate yarn for us to use? Any amount of yarn will do. Thanks as we really appreciate it.
By Geri from Berea, OH
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