Here's some fab knitting charity projects to help everyone from homeless kids, premature babies, to people in third world countries and rescued animals. You can be sure there's at least one amazing project for you!
Want to be a Guardian Angel? Provide a little warmth to kids and babies in shelters, with special needs or in a natural disaster. So become a Guardian Angel and pick up a knitting book from your local Guardian pharmacy or go to www.variety.org.au
Knit a Blanket for a Homeless Animal Thousands of homeless animals are in need of blankets. To find out how you can help check out www.h4ha.org/shelters
Knitters for Melbourne's Needy Donate knitted items to charities helping those in need. Check out their web site for more details.
Knitting for Brisbane's Needy take knitted and crocheted items for charities helping the homeless, abused, women/children's refuges, needy families, prem babies, cancer patients, animal shelters and more. Visit the yahoo group for more details
Slippers With Soul Old people often suffer from bad circulation, cold or swollen feet, so why not make a gorgeous pair of Slippers with Soul – they're really easy. Visit the charity project on the Lincraft website for the pattern and drop-off details.
Missionbeat Sydney – you can help the homeless with blankets, beanies, jumpers, hats, gloves, socks. www.missionaustralia.com.au
Wrap With Love – knit 25 cm squares to be made into blankets to go to needy people all over the world. To find out more about their amazing work, the pattern and drop-off details go to www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/WrapVolunteers.htm
Knit4Charities gives you details of charities to knit for knit4charities.webs.com
Stewart House on Sydney's Northern Beaches helps hundreds of kids every year in need of medical and emotional support. You can help them by knitted gifts of beanies, caps, bed socks, jumpers, cardigans, scarves, or rugs www.stewarthouse.org.au
WIRES Wildlife Rescue helps orphaned or hurt little baby possums. You can help by knitting gorgeous little pouches for them, the instructions can be downloaded here (PDF file). To find your closest WIRES branch visit www.wires.org.au
Yasminah's Gift of Hope. Why not make a fabulous journal for a family who's had a miscarriage, premature birth, neo-natal loss, stillbirth or infant loss of their child. The Gift is a hand decorated journal for the family, see here. Gifts can also include knitted or hand sewn garments to provide families with a special keepsake their baby's been able to wear - beanies, bootees, blankets and clothing (in premature sizes as well). To learn more go to www.ygoh.org.au