Crafting Change HQ for Community Partners
Crafting Change is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and collects many items at it's headquarters in Eugene. Why are we collecting items?
We are often contacted by organizations who need small, one-time donations
We are able to boost our existing partners with emergency requests.
We support many local Eugene organizations like the U of O Student Food Pantry, Solidarity Share Fair, The Eugene Mission, Eugene Pride and other small local outreach efforts that need occasional assistance. It is important to help other local nonprofits where we are headquartered to build our sense of community and volunteer outreach efforts.
We also take your winter items during spring and summer and will store them until they are needed and donate them our partners as soon as winter begins.
what are we crafting?
Quantity Still Needed
Winter Items (Adult)
We are only taking soap sacks and dish cloths with 100% cotton yarn NO BLENDS The tags we put on our items tells recipients that the items can go in their compost when they are no longer useful, therefore they must be 100% cotton. (It's an Oregon thing!)
If your items are blends please look at our Impact page for who else is collecting this item.
Soap Sacks- knit and crochet only please ensure you follow a pattern so the final product ends up big enough, we have been receiving many that are just really too small( We deliver sacks with the soap in the box. ) A soap sack is meant for the user to put their hand in the sack with the soap. Your sack should be 4" wide and 6" tall.
Dish cloths- any style; we donate many to the U of O Student Food Pantry so if you have yellow/greeen yarn that is neat.
ADULT SIZE: warm winter items either sewn, knit, crochet or manufactured/purchased. We will distribute these throughout the winter months.
We also accept Blankets. Gently used blankets in good condition are accepted and this is a great use for the Give Back Box to have cheap shipping! But before shipping them to us, please check and see if YOUR local mission or shelter can use them!
Adult size drawstring backpacks for those living on the streets.
We are also collecting the following hygiene items and if you have hotel size extras laying around your house, can get some from your local dollar store we would appreciate any help!
SOAP (the best deal on soap is 2 or 3 packs at The Dollar Tree. We are happy to purchase for you if you include a Dollar Tree gift card with your soap. This is a tax deductible donation!
first aid products/kits
feminine hygiene products.
mini sewing kits
warm winter items
Starting January 1, 2024 all shipments to HQ will be sent on the 1st of the month.
We ask that you ship to HQ on the 1st of the month unless otherwise instructed to ship for emergent situations. In an effort to streamline collection and distribution of donations we find it necessary to ask that you bundle and ship your donations coming to CCHQ only on the 1st (or the 1st business day) of the month.
For regular USPS mail:
Crafting Change HQ
PO BOX 41631
Eugene, OR 97404
Crafting Change HQ
255 River Avenue, Box 41631
Eugene, OR 97404
We are partnered with Give Back Box to offer discounted shipping labels for large or heavy items coming to CCHQ! You can ship a box up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to us for $20. Please use this link to get our discounted label!
Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately hit reply on your email (Monika at firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use.