Charities

Crochet a Scarf for Charity – Handmade Especially for You

At Stitches West I met this month’s charity – Handmade Especially for You. Leslye Borden began Handmade in 2009 by making 300 scarves and donating them to a local shelter. As year four begins, Handmade has contributed 31,500 scarves in California alone. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Handmade’s mission is “to […]

Stitch Red Draws Attention to Heart Disease – The #1 Killer of Women in the United States

I first heard about Stitch Red at Stitches West. What exactly is Stitch Red? Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik First, it is not a non-profit. It does not fund research or directly collect donations. What it is – an awareness campaign. Through partnerships with manufacturers and retailers in the needlearts industry, […]

Project Linus

This month’s charity is Project Linus – providing security through blankets. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik “As Charles Schulz’s Linus character from the PEANUTS® comic strip was comforted by his blanket, Project Linus strives to do the same and more for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. […]

Halos of Hope® – Comfort for those living through the side effects of chemotherapy

When I was at Stitches West, one of the charities present was Halos of Hope®, founded by Pamela Haschke, IBC Survivor since 2004. At http://www.halosofhope.org Pamela states: Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik “The most apparent aspect of chemo is hair-loss. I thought this was going to be the easiest part of […]

Crochet a Gift for a Child with a Seizure Disorder

Purple Stitch Project (PSP) was founded by designer, author and on-air personality, Vickie Howell, who is best known as the host of DIY Network’s Knitty Gritty and the spokesperson for the yarn company, Caron International. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik In 2011, Vickie’s youngest son, Tristan was diagnosed with epilepsy after […]

Warm Up America! with Crochet

In 1991 Warm Up America! started in a small Wisconsin town with knitters and crocheters making afghans for neighbors in need. Today Warm Up America! distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or […]

The Bandage Brigade

Are you looking for an unusual way to help others with your crochet? Here is one I just recently learned about from a reader. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik The D.O.V.E. Fund is a non-profit organization, founded in 2000, whose goal is to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance to impoverished areas […]