Do you enjoy creating, but don’t necessarily need to keep the end result of your project? Have you considered donating your projects in-kind? Hospitals, in particular, can use projects that have been created by your loving hands. Below is a list of donate in-kind project ideas:
CROCHET OCTOPUSES FOR PREEMIES
Renee Clark, owner and artist of CREATE Courageously is a mom of three children who were born as preemies. Her oldest spent time in the NICU and spent his first two months being attached to an infant apnea monitor. Her twins were also preemies, but, thankfully, both were able to go home unassisted. With preemies in mind, if you know how to crochet, Renee recommends making and donating Octopals to Octopus for a Preemie – US. If you are in the UK, please visit Octopus for a Preemie – UK. Patterns are available on the Octopus for a Preemie UK Facebook page.
CROCHET BEANIES & BLANKETS
Knots of Love is a volunteer organization where volunteers create beanies for cancer patients and baby blankets for NICU patients.
KNIT KNITTED KNOCKERS
Knitted Knockers is a volunteer organization where volunteers create soft, comfortable knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors.
PAPERCRAFT BRAVE GIRL TRUTH CARD EXCHANGE
Brave Girl Truth Card Exchange collects handmade truth cards distributes them to people in need of encouragement.
PAPERCRAFT CARDS FOR HOSPITALIZED KIDS
Cards for Hospitalized Kids collects handmade cards for kids and distribute them to hospitals around the United States.
PAPERCRAFT LETTERS FOR SOLDIERS
A Million Thanks provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes, as well as providing higher education scholarships to their children.
SEW WEIGHTED BLANKETS FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES
Volunteers create weighted blankets for kids with disabilities and they are sent to families in need through Sharing the Weight.