Finding Free Yarn and Crochet Supplies for Charity Projects?

I'm trying to see if there is anywhere I can apply to get help with crochet hooks and yarn? I am interested in anything else that would help with crocheting, including fabric cutters, scissors, etc. My daughter and I make hats, decorative and non for chemo patients at local hospitals as well as for new babies and moms. We also make holiday stuff, blankets, toys, etc. A lot of our stash has vanished in a recent break up and now my daughter has more friends that want to learn and all my hooks I've collected over the years are breaking!

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October 6, 20180 found this helpful

I just came across this recently. It talks about all the places you can try:

joywithpurpose.com/.../

I get my yarn and hooks for pennies at the Goodwill outlet near me. They sell by the pound and these are light enough I get a lot for a little. Church rummage sales have better me giant trashbags of yarn for under $2.

Sometimes just asking friends and coworkers nets boxes and boxes of yarn!

Wishing you all the best!!!

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October 6, 20180 found this helpful

I would try Freecycle.

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October 16, 20180 found this helpful

Sometimes local places will have some of the things you need but it will take a lot of your time visiting these places so be prepared for that.

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  • Most of the obvious places have been suggested but here is my list:
  • Craigslist - under wanted - be sure you give the full story on what you are doing as well as a full list of items you need.
  • FreeCycle: do the same as above and be sure to give a contact number that will always be answered.
  • Nextdoor.Org: This will be in your neighborhood so be sure you are available if anyone calls.
  • Local churches: This does not have to be your church but should be within your area.
  • It is best to create a flyer with all of the information about your project and a list of all the things you need. Be sure to have at least 2 telephone numbers as many people will not make a second call.
  • Make several copies so you can leave them at any of the places you visit.
  • Places to visit:
  • Shriners - be sure to take your flyer here.
  • Salvation Army / Goodwill / church thrift stores (Google non-profit/church thrift stores) / Local Women's club / pay a visit to any local elementary or middle school in your area as these make excellent projects for teachers to use with a class / take a flyer to all of these.
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