Charity

Making items for charity is an important part of the North Georgia Knitting Guild. Each year we try to meet or exceed previous goals.

All charity items are welcome (!!), but if you need help deciding what to knit, we are continuing to emphasize Chemo Hats.  Our supply of chemo hats remains low and we need as many as possible.

Project kits with patterns and yarn are available at our monthly meetings, but you are welcome to use your own patterns and/or yarns as well. Also, don’t forget that we are having our drawing for really great prizes every other month this year. You can’t win a prize unless you donate an item and put your name in the “hat.” We are especially in need of chemo hats at this time and will have kits available at the monthly meeting. We welcome all items – chemo hats, baby hats, animal blankets, hospice blankets, knitted knockers, twiddle muffs, scarves, hats and mittens/gloves for women, children and men. Please see the list below and any special instructions about the yarns to use.

Preemie Hats – Here is a link to a blog that has a great preemie hat pattern: http://hissystitch.blogspot.com/2009/03/eenie-meenie-minie-moe-lots-of-cute.html

Knitted Knockers – Kits are available at NGKG meetings. Once we have a substantial number available, we will be sending them to Yarn Junkees or Strings & Stitches for distribution to women in Georgia. Depending on the size knocker you make, you can get 3 to 5 knockers out of each Cascade kit. If you want to provide your own yarn, the charity specifically asks that Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton be used as it provides the best softness and suppleness. However, we are also trying out the new Cobasi DK yarn.

Knit “Purple,” too – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) collects purple baby hats and distributes them to various hospitals in the Metro Area, including Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton. Baby hats in any shade of purple are needed. You can mix any other color with the purple – the hat just needs to be at least 50% purple. More information about this project can be found at http://www.clickforbabies.org. We have baby hat kits available in various shades of purple.

 

The charities listed below truly appreciate our efforts, as do the recipients of our
items:

Must Ministries (Cherokee County) – Any knitted items for women, children, or men. Note: must use washable, easy-care yarn.

Georgia Cancer Specialists (Various Locations) – Chemo hats for women. Note: must be very soft and washable.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospitals – Chemo hats for children. Also, purple hats for Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness.  Note: must be very soft and washable. Baby, child, and young adult size blankets. Note: must be soft and easy-care yarn.

Cherokee County Animal Shelter, Purr Nation Cat Alliance and other area rescue groups – Blankets for cats and dogs. Approximate sizes: 14”x 14”; 24”x 24”; 36”x 36”. Note: inexpensive durable acrylic yarn is great for this project.

Cherokee County High Schools and Middle Schools “Rainbow Club” – Scarves, hats, mittens for girls.

Woodstock Community Church –Any knitted items for women, children, or men.

Knitted Knockers Charities, Inc. – knitted prosthesis for mastectomy patients.  Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton yarn should be used for Knitted Knockers. http://www.knittedknockers.info/.

Woodstock Nursing Home –TwiddleMuffs, Shrugs & Lap robes (see charity committee for pattern suggestions and more information.