Need Help Locating A Group or Charity?
We have a fabulous charity locator. We understand that many hospitals and other organizations do not want crochet items for donations. We are trying to locate organizations that accept crochet donations on an ongoing basis. In trying to participate with charities, we also recognize that not everyone wants to ship their finished goods across the country. There may be locations and charities within reach that may be very close to your own communities.
There is also a need to locate live crochet groups for people to attend. Finding these groups may be a tough task. We want to help you find groups that we know about. Our mapping program can map the world for locations. We are not limiting our listings to be only Canada or USA.
How To Get Listed on this Map
Charities must be accepting crochet based donations on an ongoing basis. Charities or organizations that are only looking for cash will not be listed on this map. Website Address for researching about charity is required. Complete Mailing Address must be included. A short bio write up about the mission of the charity.
Live Crochet Groups
We will required the name of the group. A complete address where the group meets to be located on the map. Email address and/or contact information for the group. Short write up about the group. General Group Get Together Times, examples may be Tuesdays, or every other Monday. Or Weekly from September to April.
With any of the listings, it is the responsibility of the person donating items to do their own research about the charities. The crochet groups must be live in person attending events only. We are not responsible for groups that may have fees associated to membership. At this time there are no plans to list crafting shows or events that are only a few days each year.
If you would like to have a group in your area and/or are looking for a group in you area that isn’t on the map. Use the comments below the map to express your interest. We are listing only firm groups and charities on the map. Others in your area may be looking to. This is a great opportunity to connect with others.
I am asked everyday by organizations and individuals to get free yarn. Though I am granted some yarn to make projects and videos, I am not given excessive quantities. Most of the yarn I am given has a plan or project attached to it where I am accountable for the yarn. For personal use projects, I am like everyone else where I pay for my own yarn.
I have no influence with any yarn company or organization to distribute free yarn. Though The Crochet Crowd is actively involved in charity work, we don’t get involved in the distribution of free yarn. Organizations and individuals seeking such donations must exercise the proper communication channels with the yarn companies to be considered. I will not give out personal emails within companies to bypass the chain of communications. Keep in mind, asking for free products is something each yarn companies deals with everyday and reaches into the thousands for the number of people wanting free yarn. Regretfully, the number of requests out number of the realistic numbers that can be given out each year.
Some charities actually give out free yarn if you are involved with them. It’s something worth investigating.
If you would like to be considered for listing, please fill in the following form to be listed.