As makers we know that the beauty of what we create can extend far beyond the finished piece, and the OML team is excited to highlight some amazing non-profit organizations who donate their time and resources to help those in need. If you're looking to put your knit and crochet kills to good use, or just need a place to drop off that spare bag of yarn you know you'll never use, look no further! We've put together a list of amazing organizations who are working to make the world a better place, one stitch at a time. Have a suggestion for our list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Knitted Knockers USA
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These soft comfortable lightweight prosthesis are available for free
- Knots of Love
Founded in 2007, Knots of Love donates caps to children, adults, and veterans undergoing Chemotherapy at over 550 cancer treatment centers across the USA. They also support burn victims, brain surgery patients, head trauma patients, and individuals with Alopecia. In 2013 they began donating tiny 18” x 24” blankets to fragile new lives in incubators.
- Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and handmade items (including hats and scarves) to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.
- Warm Up America
Warming peoples' lives since 1991, 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.
- Knitted Knockers Canada
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These soft comfortable lightweight prosthesis are available for free.
- Project Linus Canada
Provides much loved blankets to children going through a crisis in their lives, from young children who have lost a parent or sibling, to a youth watching his home burn down, to teens diagnosed with cancer or other debilitating disease.