Donating Yarn

I have a lot of yarn and incomplete items that my mom had crocheted. I don't know what to do with it. I tried calling nursing homes for their activities and local churches but they don't have the crafters anymore. Does anyone know of anybody that would love to take this yarn off my hands? My mom was making a lot of Xmas things and there are white, red, green, and many other colors. I have two huge bags of it. I also have old fashioned spools of cotton.


By aj1130 from Philadelphia, PA far NE

May 29, 20090 found this helpful

Ooh, sounds great! After my mother, a great crafter, died, my sister & I packed up all her craft supplies & gave them to the local Girl Scout headquarters - & they were very happy to get them for their crafts programs. You might try them.

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May 29, 20090 found this helpful

Preschools and day care centers can use yarn for arts and crafts time. This time of year maybe Vacation Bible Schools.

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May 29, 20090 found this helpful

Hi in my state we have Connecticut Afghan Project:aka afghan Grandmas. Try it with your state. They make afghans for kids, elderly etc. Give it a try. karen g

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May 29, 20090 found this helpful

Don't hesitate to give your yarn to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or any charity to which you'd give clothes and household goods. I've noticed that yarn sells very quickly at my local thrift store. The profits from the sale are going to charity and hopefully the yarn is being sold to someone who couldn't afford it otherwise.

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May 31, 20090 found this helpful

If there is an adult day care in your city or town you can donate yarn and other craft supplies to them. They too like to do crafts. A group from adult day care shop where I work and quite often they have something they made (purse, shirt decorations, badges). The caregivers tell me they make lots of things and donations are welcomed.

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June 3, 20090 found this helpful

I worked at an elementary school for many years and I know the art lady appreciated donations of yarn. We also had a teacher who started a knitting/crochet club and she needed supplies. I know my local senior center also has a club that would take the donations. Many of the charities that make hats for preemies or for soldiers would take it. AND many of the homeless shelters or the safe houses for abused women also appreciate this kind of thing.

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June 4, 20090 found this helpful

Hi, many high schools nowadays have what's called a 'knit in' program, where students knit and donate squares that are then sewn into blankets, and given out to refugees, the homeless, ect. Any school with this program would love a donation of wool.

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June 4, 20090 found this helpful

Angels for hope would love to have your yarn.We are all volunteer's and spend our own money on yarn and thread to crochet angels and butterflies for those in need of hope.These little angels and butterflies are sent FREE of charge to anyone who requests one.You can contact Cindy at cindy AT This is a wonderful organization.And anyone who reads this and would like more information go to and request an angel or butterfly for someone you know who is iLL and needs some cheering up.The butterflys can be requested for anyone reaching a100th birthday! :)

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June 6, 20090 found this helpful

Have you tried the Protestent Home at Levick and Martins Mill Road? I know they do a White elephant sale and have people there who sell plastic canvas crafts and can probably use the yarn, or they can sell it at one of their tables. The money goes to the home

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May 27, 20160 found this helpful

I am in Colorado just starting a senior program would love to take these items and pay for shipping please call Sophia 303-476-3629

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