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 Crafting Change HQ for   Community Partners 

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About

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? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Backpacks for Adults
Sew
50
50
Dishcloths
Knit/Crochet
500
398

 project must-knows 

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. 

Backpacks-Adult size drawstring backpacks for those living on the streets. Making these with heavier fabrics like upholstery, outdoor fabric, waterproof canvas or denim is great for the rainy climate up here. But any from heavier fabrics will work well. We prefer not to have them from quilting cotton since these are for unsheltered people. 

OTHER ITEMS: 

We are also collecting the following hygiene items and if you have hotel size extras laying around your house! 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! 

toothpaste

toothbrushes

deodorant

first aid products/kits

feminine hygiene products. 

+++mini sewing kits (Great ones at the dollar store or bulk on Amazon. You can create a homemade one by taking a Rx bottle, label removed, and put in the same items! This keeps it well protected from the elements. Include a few needles, a few buttons, a safety pin, regular thread, and some heavy duty thread is also appreciated because they often need to repair tents or sleeping bags! 

Must Knows
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 suggested patterns 

Patterns

 drawstring backpacks 

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Adult Drawstring Backpack Quick Class

Adult Drawstring Backpack Quick Video with Kathy Lawrence

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Unlined Drawstring Backpack

Video Tutorial and Pattern for the unlined drawstring backpack

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Adult Drawstring Backpack Project Overview

Project Overview Sheet & PATTERN for ADULT drawstring backpack

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Happy Scrappy Tote Bag & Backpack

Zoom Room recording on how to make the scrappy tote bag and denim drawstring backpack.

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Adult Backpack Fabric & Cord Selection

Short video on how to choose fabric and cording for the adult drawstring backpack

 soap sacks 

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Crafting Change Sudsy Soap Sack by Denise Smith

Crafting Change Sudsy Soap Sack by Denise Smith

Soap Sack Video Tutorial

Soap Sack Video Tutorial

Soap Sack Tags

Soap Sack Tags

Lil Ripples Soap Sack

Lil Ripples Soap Sack

Knit Soap Sacks

Knit Soap Sacks

Granny Square Soap Sack

Granny Square Soap Sack

Major Stitches Soap Sack

Major Stitches Soap Sack

Soap Sack Resources

Soap Sack Resources

Splish Splash Soap Sack

Splish Splash Soap Sack

 dishcloth 

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Fan Favorite Dish Cloth Patterns

This document contains multiple patterns from our Scrub-a-dub-dub Zoom where many craftivists shared their favorite dishcloth patterns!

13 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Dishcloths are terrific projects when you want to practice new stitch techniques, play with color changes, and explore how various ideas work in combination with one another.

Beginner Crochet

It uses basic crochet stitches, works up fast and creates a textured washcloth pattern that is great for cleaning dishes!

10 Knit Dishcloths Patterns

These 10 free dishcloth patterns offer options for beginning knitters and those who wish to learn a few new skills.

Kitchen Lovelies

This fun pattern starts the same way, but gives you 4 options for edging!

51 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

May great patterns including: herringbone and an even berry dishcloth, single double, or blue wave dishtowel.

40 Free Crochet Patterns

40 Easy crochet dishcloth patterns

Grandma's Favorite Striped Dishcloth

Textured garter stitch dish cloth.

LeSha's Dish Cloth

This easy and fun dish cloth gives you a beautiful design!

Sunny Day Crochet Dish Cloth

Features the front post double crochet stitch and shell border to create a cute sun dishcloth!

15 Easy Knitting Patterns

15 free knit dishcloth patterns

The Easiest Dish Cloth

Easy beginner pattern!

 shipping guidelines 

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

For FedEX/UPS

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 info@givebackbox.com) 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. 

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