No-one is too small to make a difference!
Knit4Charities Inc. is an Australian Internet based association of dedicated knitters and crocheters who give warm clothing and comforting items such as blankets and toys to needy people throughout our Country.
We give our items free of charge to any needy person (or animal) with no discrimination. If someone is in need and we can help in any way, we do so.
In August, 2004, Pamela Tatt started a Yahoo Group to offer her crafting skills to help others in Australia.
Since then she has been joined by many others and in December, 2009 the group was granted Incorporation as an Association by the Australian Government.
Membership of the Yahoo Group, which now constitutes our list of volunteers, has grown to in excess of 800 like minded crafters, who all self fund their work and post the finished items to various centres around the Country as per our current Charity of the Month Calendar. Volunteers also support charities privately, within their local community. Some of us go out with Food Vans and personally hand out items to those in need, which is a very humbling and heartwarming experience.
Our Volunteers are the most wonderful, generous knitters and crocheters from across Australia and around the World. Each and every one supplies their own materials and gives freely of their time to make the most beautiful items. Most of them are also more than willing to post items to our Charity of the Month projects all at their own expense.
The aim of the Knit4Charities Inc. is to share ideas and patterns, give support and friendship to fellow volunteers, and together source needy charities around Australia. Many friendships have been formed both on and off the Internet. Regular meetings, or Knit and Natters as we call them, are starting up in various areas. The list of charities we are supporting is continually growing!
There are many, many organisations who benefit from donations of knitted, crocheted and sewn items - check the list of Charities we have helped
Charity donating can be done anywhere, at any time, and so our principles can be applied to any country in the world. We welcome interested people from all over the world to join our group. We are happy to share our ideas to get you started donating within your own community and to share stories, patterns etc. with you. At present we have members in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Mozambique -- all helping to make a difference!
Current Projects and Special collections.
JUNE CHARITY OF THE MONTH PROJECTS ARE.....
SPECIAL PROJECT/CHALLENGE ongoing until further notice...
St Kilda Mums (stkildamums.org) - would like cot blankets and warm jumpers for children aged from 2 to 6 years.
Homeless of Sydney's Blacktown area - 25cm blanket squares (knit or crochet) and/or completed blankets in mid to darker(appropriate) colours.
PLEASE NOTE - If you are not a member of our Yahoo Group but would like to support any of our Projects please email me for details of where and when to send in your items - Pam... email@example.com
Charity of the month - Donations
2006 1,537 items
2007 5,820 items
2008 7,492 items
2009 8,481 items
2010 7,893 items
2011 9,674 items
2012 8,661 items
Total Previous Years 49,558
2013 - 4,018 items
Individual donations (by Members who have chosen to share)
Total Previous Years 73,433
2013 4,688 items
Grand total 131,697 items donated to date that we are aware of.
Yahoo group membership/volunteers 867
This page last updated on 25 May 2013
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Sponsoring our 2012 Confab (Conference) are.....
Knit 'N' Purl -- have donated 20 balls of beautiful cashmere yarn $190 value
Knitting Wool & Accessories - Dandenong, VIC
179 Lonsdale St, Dandenong VIC 3175, Australia
(03) 9793 3530
Has donated a $50 Gift Voucher and some items for our Conference bags.
BUNNINGS MORWELL have donated a $50 Gift Voucher
Spotlight Australia has donated two $25 Gift Vouchers
Items for Conference Bags
|Men's Shed Heyfield|
3-5 George Street
HEYFIELD, 3858, VIC
The Wetlands Heyfield is giving us the Venue for the Weekend
Phone 0351483404 for information or to hire the venue.
Expertise Events are supplying Raffle prizes and items for our Conference Bags
Woolworths Maffra are giving us a little something too
and Lily Lane have offered to supply our Conference bags:
|26 Prince Street||phone +61 3 51 992 777|
| P.O. Box 63|
|email - Jennifer@lilylane.com.au|
|Open 6 days 10 am til 4 pm.||Closed on Tuesdays|