Turning Your Hobby Into Helping Others With Knitting For Charity

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Published: 26th January 2011
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Helping out a charity is not only something that makes you feel good, but it helps others at the same time. There are many ways that you can do this today and all you need is a bit of time and skill. Knitting for charity has become a popular way to help those who can't help themselves. If you are interested in turning your hobby into something that helps others, here is a look at how you can do that.

You don't need to sit and wonder about what charities accept; in most cases is it anything useful. A popular item is blankets. People knit small and large ones that are used by preemies and adults alike. Most charities also accept squares and have their own knitted square program. People like you, knit and then send in squares to be sewn together into a blanket for someone in need.

Hats are always in need. These are perfect for premature babies and orphans in other countries. They are also needed for chemo patients. If you are not efficient in your hat making skills, scarves, toys, mittens, sweaters, and anything that you can knit, is usually accepted. Winter is always hard on those in need, and if you can help them get through the winter with warm hats and scarves, you will be making someone very happy.

The items made are given to a variety of charities, in many different counties. Blankets and hats are given to people in need, such as the elderly, chemo patients, or patients with AIDS and to third world countries for the orphanages. Hats, blankets, booties, and even toys, are used for premature baby units. Sometimes the items that are created are sold at auctions or charity events to raise money for certain causes.

It isn't hard to get involved and donate your knitted items. Look around your community first. Ask the hospital and hospices if they are in need of any knitted items for their patients. Churches usually have some programs set up to help others and you may find they will accept your knitted items. And, don't forget your own local charities as they are always in need of community kindness.

When you do a search online, you'll find there are many charities that work within the country and send things abroad. By looking at different sites online, you'll be able to choose certain causes that you are interested in and discover causes you may not have been aware of before. This gives you a larger choice in deciding what you want to knit and donate.

Even if you are not a very good knitter, you can still do a lot of good. Scarves and squares are always welcome and are easy to make. So while you are developing your knitting skills, you are still able to share with those that are in need. And don't worry, even if you find it imperfect, someone who needs it won't.

If you have ever wanted to join a cause and feel good about helping someone, using your hobby is the easiest way to do this. Knitting for charity is a popular way to donate time and love by creating something from your own hands that usually takes no time at all. And, each item donated is used and given to someone who is thankful for those who care.

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