Thursday, January 17, 2013

ONE FOR ONE Charity Challenge

Recently a friend, Debra, had posted a link to a charity on her facebook page and it really got me to thinking about how I might do my part. I have decided to challenge all of my sewing friends to make a charity project for every project they do for their self. I'm calling my challenge ONE FOR ONE. Just think, even if you do one project a month that would add up to 12 projects to donate by the end of the year. If you sew more often or do a few extra it could really add up!

If you do participate please leave a comment and let me know if you posted pictures, which charity or a new charity not listed.

Here are some links to some of the sewing charity's:


    (Go to the patterns section for projects. Pillowcase dress, Humanitarian dolls, T-shirt dress, britches for boys)


    (Pillowcase dress)


    (Loads of projects under Patterns/links section.knitting, crochet, sewing)


  • Blankets of Belief - Showing our deployed heroes, "We believe in you!"
  • Blankets of Gratitude - Knitted/crocheted/loomed blankets for hospitalized veterans
  • Blankets of Hope - Handmade sewn and no-sew blankets for the wounded
  • Patriot Pillowcases - Handmade pillow cases to bring cheer to troops hospitalized in the war zones
  • Scarves - Simple scarves to protect and cool deployed troops
  • VA Crochet and Craft - Knit/crochet/sew a variety of items to improve VA patients' dignity and comfort
  • Operation Top Knot - Not part of the sewing team, but includes sewing for infants of deployed fathers
    (A variety of charity to sew for here: including animals)

   (Infant Burial gowns, preemie gowns)

   (Infant clothing)

    (The Snuggles Project is well-known as a multi-beneficial project. The first, and most important, benefit is to the animals. After being given a Snuggle, a frightened and/or difficult to handle animal is able to become calm)

    (Animal blankets, toys)

     (homeless quilt/sleeping bag)

      (make travel size pillowcases for children suffering from cancer.)

     (The brightly colored pillowcases that the ConKerr Cancer volunteers make for children ill with cancer brighten and cheer up the sterile hospital rooms.)

     (Hair loss is just one of the icky side effects of chemotherapy.)

      (The Heart Pillow Project was created to help ease the pain of breast Cancer Patients. The pillow is designed to be placed under the arm to ease pain from the surgical incision and tension along with helping reduce surgical swelling under the arm.)

       (Big list of Military charities.)

      (The residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota live in extremely poverty striken conditions.)

      (This is a pdf download by pfaff for a WHEELCHAIR-WALKER CADDY )

      (Huge list of charity sewing and places to donate)

    (They have variety of FREE patterns for you to make for our tiny babies.  The patterns available:

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