During the holidays especially, many charitable organizations can use money donations. Not everyone has extra money though. If you don't have any money to spare, you can use your crafting skills to give to a charity.You can start out by browsing through this list of charitable organizations that accept hand-crafted goods. You can crochet afghans to donate, sew something simple, make a baby blanket, whip up some caps, and much more.
Besides that list of charity crafting possibilities, there are also several other things every member of the family can to for others:
- Print out some free Christmas cards,
Thanksgiving cards, or patriotic cards and write letters to send to military personnel.
- You can also make Christmas cards or
Thanksgiving cards and deliver them to a nursing home or hospital.
- Collect or make stuffed animals to donate to children in a homeless shelter or hospital. Some police and fire departments also accept donations of stuffed animals to give to kids in crisis.
- Make warm hats, warm mittens, and/or simple scarves and donate them to homeless shelters and other organizations.
- Bake some cookies and deliver them to a fire station, police station, community center, or other local organization.
- Make some fancy placemats and donate them to a nursing home, preschool, or even a soup kitchen.
- Make blankets and donate them to hospitals, homeless shelters, or animal shelters!
- Make Christmas tree ornaments and/or Christmas decorations and deliver them to a nursing home or similar place.
- Offer to do snow shoveling and run holiday errands for someone in your neighborhood that can't get around too well.
- Clean out your craft cupboards and donate any extra craft supplies to a local Boys and Girls club or community center.
These are just some suggestions to get you started. If you want to find an organization that you can donate your crafty time and skills to, look around your town and talk to friends and co-workers. Remember, you can also check out this list of charities to craft for.