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Crafting Change is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before.

We select exciting projects that improve the lives of others, and are proud of the progress we have already made.

Learn more about our projects, who we help, and how we work to craft positive change.

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We tally your donations so we see our collective impact of our donations and keep track of what you are sending to each location so we know when we have met their need! 

We have a Care Slip to include with each donation you send out! Please print it here!

 

CARE SLIP

Michael Montondon, the Founder of Bags Into Beds, is on a mission to get single use plastic out of the landfills and natural areas as well as provide comfort for those experiencing homelessness. He's found a way to do both. He makes pillows and beds out of these plastics.

Crafting Change has agreed to partner with Bags Into Beds by helping to sew the pillow shells that they will stuff! These are easy to sew and light to ship. We've partnered with Michael to create an easy to follow set of instructions with pictures. Micael is also joining us for a special Zoom Room on June 6th at 3:30pm MDT to walk us through how to sew these as well as show us his process of turning the plastic into stuffing! The plastic becomes downy soft and makes a great pillow. We will be shipping him empty covers ready to stuff and then he will stuff them, sew them closed and distribute to homeless shelters across Los Angeles, CA. 

You can find the instructions for creating this pillow cover: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12TIU4kZfXmohc90yJxv9YrhivRfP4Ciy0G9bKnoTKJY/edit?usp=sharing

Our goal is to send this program 200 pillow covers.
Mail Donations to:
Bags Into Beds
3019 Andrita St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Adult Masks Needed
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)
404

Bags Into Beds

Michael Montondon, the Founder of Bags Into Beds, is on a mission to get single use plastic out of the landfills and natural areas as well as provide comfort for those experiencing homelessness. He's found a way to do both. He makes pillows and beds out of these plastics.

Crafting Change has agreed to partner with Bags Into Beds by helping to sew the pillow shells that they will stuff! These are easy to sew and light to ship. We've partnered with Michael to create an easy to follow set of instructions with pictures. Micael is also joining us for a special Zoom Room on June 6th at 3:30pm MDT to walk us through how to sew these as well as show us his process of turning the plastic into stuffing! The plastic becomes downy soft and makes a great pillow. We will be shipping him empty covers ready to stuff and then he will stuff them, sew them closed and distribute to homeless shelters across Los Angeles, CA.

You can find the instructions for creating this pillow cover:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12TIU4kZfXmohc90yJxv9YrhivRfP4Ciy0G9bKnoTKJY/edit?usp=sharing

Our goal is to send this program 200 pillow covers.

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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Bloom is a private nonprofit foster care agency in Georgia.  We will be helping to provide items for The Bloom Closet which serves as a “boutique” that children and youth get to go “shop” in when placed in foster care.  Bloom is an amazing organization that provides training to foster families and provides everything they need to be successful and provide a long term stable home to the children coming in to their care. 4,114 children received items from The Bloom Closet in 2020. 95% of foster children report feeling an improvement in self-worth after receiving clothing and supplies from Bloom Closet...and that is a number that Crafting Change wants to be a part of! 

We are helping Bloom with handmade items for The Bloom Closet and items that they will distribute directly to foster families at intake when needed.

1) Pandemic Relief- Handmade cloth masks for Youth & Teen masks ages 6-16 Any pattern accepted, 2 layers with Filter pockets or 3 layers. Ear loops (no ties). Please use age appropriate, fun fabric for these kids, this will be their only mask, let's make it fun.

*The CDC recommends nose wires as do we. Crafting Change encourages these to be removable and not sewn in. We recommend them in all masks for persons over the age of 8 years old.

2) Blankets - These are primarily for tweens and teens and they have requested two types of blankets. These blankets need to be approximately 48-54 x 60" in size no matter what pattern you choose. First: No-sew fleece blankets and we have put together a great informational sheet on our Pinterest with ideas on different ways to do these. These are incredibly bulky to ship, so we are having our local craftivists in GA focus on these since they are super easy, really bulky and take no time at all to put together. However, if you don't mind shipping these super easy projects, go for it! Second: They have also requested rag quilts! Any pattern or style will do, we have several suggested patterns, and have a rag quilt class on  6/13/21 in The Crafting Change Community Facebook Group that will also be recorded and available on our YouTube Channel afterwards. Our Advisory Board is putting together some alternatives to the traditional rag quilt that you won't want to miss. If you want an alternative to the traditional 3 layer rag quilt, please plan on attending. These pattern options will be available on our Pinterst AFTER 6/13! 

3) Tote Bags for Tweens & Teens - We have come up with a several styles of denim totes and messenger bags for teens and tweens that are just super fun! Kids in this age category are all about styling their own bags with buttons/pins so a denim tote is just perfect! Leaving it plain allows the child the opportunity to add their own personality to it. We've added a great Tips & Tricks sheet to our Pinteret to help you on your way as well as a pattern for taking a Denim Skirt and turning it into a tote along with a a 2 For 1 pattern taking a pair of jeans and turning it in to 2 tote bags! Come to our Zoom Class on 6/27 to learn how to make all of these as well as learn how to make an additional pattern for a messenger bag for this project! The class will also be put up on our YouTube Channel if you can't make it live. The additional pattern for the messenger bag will be made available after 6/27. The Skirt pattern and 2 for 1 pattern are available now on Pinterest as well as our tips and tricks for creating your own bag from your own pattern as long as it meets our guidelines! 

Please see the Bloom Pinterest board for all our helpful tips and tricks sheets and patterns for this project, ask questions in our Facebook group or attend ANY zoom room for help.
Mail Donations to:
Bloom
c/o Alisha Lane
150 Marquis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Adult Masks Needed
337
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
100
Blankets Needed
100
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Bloom

Bloom is a private nonprofit foster care agency in Georgia. We will be helping to provide items for The Bloom Closet which serves as a “boutique” that children and youth get to go “shop” in when placed in foster care. Bloom is an amazing organization that provides training to foster families and provides everything they need to be successful and provide a long term stable home to the children coming in to their care. 4,114 children received items from The Bloom Closet in 2020. 95% of foster children report feeling an improvement in self-worth after receiving clothing and supplies from Bloom Closet...and that is a number that Crafting Change wants to be a part of!

We are helping Bloom with handmade items for The Bloom Closet and items that they will distribute directly to foster families at intake when needed.

1) Pandemic Relief- Handmade cloth masks for Youth & Teen masks ages 6-16 Any pattern accepted, 2 layers with Filter pockets or 3 layers. Ear loops (no ties). Please use age appropriate, fun fabric for these kids, this will be their only mask, let's make it fun.

*The CDC recommends nose wires as do we. Crafting Change encourages these to be removable and not sewn in. We recommend them in all masks for persons over the age of 8 years old.

2) Blankets - These are primarily for tweens and teens and they have requested two types of blankets. These blankets need to be approximately 48-54 x 60" in size no matter what pattern you choose. First: No-sew fleece blankets and we have put together a great informational sheet on our Pinterest with ideas on different ways to do these. These are incredibly bulky to ship, so we are having our local craftivists in GA focus on these since they are super easy, really bulky and take no time at all to put together. However, if you don't mind shipping these super easy projects, go for it! Second: They have also requested rag quilts! Any pattern or style will do, we have several suggested patterns, and have a rag quilt class on 6/13/21 in The Crafting Change Community Facebook Group that will also be recorded and available on our YouTube Channel afterwards. Our Advisory Board is putting together some alternatives to the traditional rag quilt that you won't want to miss. If you want an alternative to the traditional 3 layer rag quilt, please plan on attending. These pattern options will be available on our Pinterst AFTER 6/13!

3) Tote Bags for Tweens & Teens - We have come up with a several styles of denim totes and messenger bags for teens and tweens that are just super fun! Kids in this age category are all about styling their own bags with buttons/pins so a denim tote is just perfect! Leaving it plain allows the child the opportunity to add their own personality to it. We've added a great Tips & Tricks sheet to our Pinteret to help you on your way as well as a pattern for taking a Denim Skirt and turning it into a tote along with a a 2 For 1 pattern taking a pair of jeans and turning it in to 2 tote bags! Come to our Zoom Class on 6/27 to learn how to make all of these as well as learn how to make an additional pattern for a messenger bag for this project! The class will also be put up on our YouTube Channel if you can't make it live. The additional pattern for the messenger bag will be made available after 6/27. The Skirt pattern and 2 for 1 pattern are available now on Pinterest as well as our tips and tricks for creating your own bag from your own pattern as long as it meets our guidelines!

Please see the Bloom Pinterest board for all our helpful tips and tricks sheets and patterns for this project, ask questions in our Facebook group or attend ANY zoom room for help.

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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  • Pinterest
We are proud to support Every Day Action in North Hollywood, CA. Every Day Action takes perceived waste and redistributes it to the homeless throughout the Los Angeles area. Working closely with Film & Television sets, they take food that would have been thrown away and redistribute it directly to those in need in homeless camps and community fridges throughout the region. 

1. PANDEMIC RELIEF: We hope our sewists continue to sew for Every Day Action and supply them with handmade adult masks! EDA distributes one mask with every meal.  As these masks are going directly to the homeless on the streets we are requesting 3 layer masks for these very special folks! The 3rd inner layer CAN be sewn in polypropylene like Smart Fab, Oly-Fun, or Pellon 915 Cambric or it can be cotton! The CDC recommends a nose wire in handmade masks as do we! (Update 6/2/21 we have concluded our mask making effort for Every Day Action, they have ALL they need!)

2. We are also partnered with EDA to provide them bags for the Personal Care Kits they put together to distribute. These kits contain essential personal care items like toothpaste, socks, toothbrushes, combs, feminine hygiene products. Using the model of Every Day Action and taking perceived waste and redistributing it: Our bag patterns is an upcycled bag that reclaims dog food or feed bags and transforms them in to reusable grocery style bags! These can be made from any feed bag that is made from the fabric (tarp) type of plastic material. We have several tutorial videos on our YouTube Channel and patterns on our Pinterest Boards. 

You can find suggested and approved patterns for the bags on our Pinterest Board or YouTube Channel and we know that together we can craft high quality projects that will make lives better for those living on the streets of LA.
Mail Donations to:
Every Day Action
PO Box 5591
North Hollywood, CA 91616
Fully Pledged!
Adult Masks Needed
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
234
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Every Day Action

We are proud to support Every Day Action in North Hollywood, CA. Every Day Action takes perceived waste and redistributes it to the homeless throughout the Los Angeles area. Working closely with Film & Television sets, they take food that would have been thrown away and redistribute it directly to those in need in homeless camps and community fridges throughout the region.

1. PANDEMIC RELIEF: We hope our sewists continue to sew for Every Day Action and supply them with handmade adult masks! EDA distributes one mask with every meal. As these masks are going directly to the homeless on the streets we are requesting 3 layer masks for these very special folks! The 3rd inner layer CAN be sewn in polypropylene like Smart Fab, Oly-Fun, or Pellon 915 Cambric or it can be cotton! The CDC recommends a nose wire in handmade masks as do we! (Update 6/2/21 we have concluded our mask making effort for Every Day Action, they have ALL they need!)

2. We are also partnered with EDA to provide them bags for the Personal Care Kits they put together to distribute. These kits contain essential personal care items like toothpaste, socks, toothbrushes, combs, feminine hygiene products. Using the model of Every Day Action and taking perceived waste and redistributing it: Our bag patterns is an upcycled bag that reclaims dog food or feed bags and transforms them in to reusable grocery style bags! These can be made from any feed bag that is made from the fabric (tarp) type of plastic material. We have several tutorial videos on our YouTube Channel and patterns on our Pinterest Boards.

You can find suggested and approved patterns for the bags on our Pinterest Board or YouTube Channel and we know that together we can craft high quality projects that will make lives better for those living on the streets of LA.

Find all the links to the approved patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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  • Pinterest
Supporting the coordination of local response efforts in rural and tribal communities across the Northern Rockies and the Great Plains. They invest in rural and tribal citizen leaders working primarily in the areas of early childhood education, informal science education, service-learning, ecological and human health, and non profit development. We are currently working on 3 projects for Hopa Mountain. 

1. PANDEMIC RELIEF:  is our main focus. The pandemic has struck the region hard and the Tribal communities the hardest. Hopa Mountain has a tremendous need for handmade children's masks. We are working to get them 5,000 children's masks in any pattern; We recommend 3 layer or filter pocket masks so we can keep the children in this region the safest. Nose wires are recommended in all masks for children over the age of 9.

2. WINTER HATS: We are also working with Hopa Mountain to get them a large supply of winter hats for the Elementary aged children they serve. While this age group is our primary focus, the request is for all sizes of hats infant through adult. They are looking for "generational" hats that will last. Our requirements are: Are they functional and do they keep a person warm? Are they durable and washable? Are they safe and free of choking hazards for children? Are they made with one of our approved yarns? You may use any crochet or knit pattern for this project (please peek at our suggested patterns to get an idea of what Hopa Mountain has asked for). If you don't have one, we have many suggested patterns up on our Pinterest Board and YouTube Channel! Keep in mind that we are looking for functional, warm winter hats, not decorative hats. These need to be a tight weave without holes. These need to cover the ears of the person wearing them. These need to be made with our approved yarns for this project only.(See Pinterest).  We do not allow Red Heart yarn or yarn you do not know the origin of, please check our approved yarn list before beginning your project. It is very cold in the Northern Rockies, please look at our suggested patterns before beginning this project so you have an idea of the types of hats we are looking for. 

3. The third project we are working on is care packages for children that were in the Foster Care system and have successfully made it to college! Hopa Mountain needs help sending these children care packages with handcrafted items like hat and scarf sets, handmade mittens/gloves or handmade blankets in the form of "rag quilt" style or Quilts. Something to bring them comfort that is sent from "home" and what we are deeming "legacy blankets".  Please see our Pinterest Board if you are interested in making a Quilt for Hopa Mountain and need to see an idea of what they are accepting. We are looking for quilts sized at approximately 48-54" x 60" to make for a nice large lap quilt. If you have a handcrafted item like this, please send it to Hopa Mountain for them to send it to one of these children! 

4. Book Bags! Hopa Mountain saw the up-cycled feed bag project we were working on for Every Day Action and fell in love! They said they would love these for their Summer Reading Program! Please consider sending some to Hopa! They can be the standard size or even from a slightly smaller feed bag as smaller children may be using them.
Mail Donations to:
Hopa Mountain
234 E. Babcock, Suite E
Bozeman, MT 59715
0
Adult Masks Needed
1180
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
486
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
0
Blankets Needed
173
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Hopa Mountain

Supporting the coordination of local response efforts in rural and tribal communities across the Northern Rockies and the Great Plains. They invest in rural and tribal citizen leaders working primarily in the areas of early childhood education, informal science education, service-learning, ecological and human health, and non profit development. We are currently working on 3 projects for Hopa Mountain.

1. PANDEMIC RELIEF: is our main focus. The pandemic has struck the region hard and the Tribal communities the hardest. Hopa Mountain has a tremendous need for handmade children's masks. We are working to get them 5,000 children's masks in any pattern; We recommend 3 layer or filter pocket masks so we can keep the children in this region the safest. Nose wires are recommended in all masks for children over the age of 9.

2. WINTER HATS: We are also working with Hopa Mountain to get them a large supply of winter hats for the Elementary aged children they serve. While this age group is our primary focus, the request is for all sizes of hats infant through adult. They are looking for "generational" hats that will last. Our requirements are: Are they functional and do they keep a person warm? Are they durable and washable? Are they safe and free of choking hazards for children? Are they made with one of our approved yarns? You may use any crochet or knit pattern for this project (please peek at our suggested patterns to get an idea of what Hopa Mountain has asked for). If you don't have one, we have many suggested patterns up on our Pinterest Board and YouTube Channel! Keep in mind that we are looking for functional, warm winter hats, not decorative hats. These need to be a tight weave without holes. These need to cover the ears of the person wearing them. These need to be made with our approved yarns for this project only.(See Pinterest). We do not allow Red Heart yarn or yarn you do not know the origin of, please check our approved yarn list before beginning your project. It is very cold in the Northern Rockies, please look at our suggested patterns before beginning this project so you have an idea of the types of hats we are looking for.

3. The third project we are working on is care packages for children that were in the Foster Care system and have successfully made it to college! Hopa Mountain needs help sending these children care packages with handcrafted items like hat and scarf sets, handmade mittens/gloves or handmade blankets in the form of "rag quilt" style or Quilts. Something to bring them comfort that is sent from "home" and what we are deeming "legacy blankets". Please see our Pinterest Board if you are interested in making a Quilt for Hopa Mountain and need to see an idea of what they are accepting. We are looking for quilts sized at approximately 48-54" x 60" to make for a nice large lap quilt. If you have a handcrafted item like this, please send it to Hopa Mountain for them to send it to one of these children!

4. Book Bags! Hopa Mountain saw the up-cycled feed bag project we were working on for Every Day Action and fell in love! They said they would love these for their Summer Reading Program! Please consider sending some to Hopa! They can be the standard size or even from a slightly smaller feed bag as smaller children may be using them.

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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  • Pinterest
Knit The Rainbow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in New York City. At least 40% of the homeless youth in New York City identify as LGBTQ+. Knit the Rainbow works to empower and protect these youth by providing them with handmade knit & crochet winter clothing accessories. Knit the Rainbow (KtR) is the first organization of its kind in the United States, providing thousands of hand-made winter garments a year for homeless LGBTQ+ Youth. Our programs are dedicated to giving these youth a warm and fashionable protective layer of clothing that is imperative to their comfort and survival during harsh winter months. 

There are many items that KtR collects, we are focusing on two items that they need the most, have room to store NOW and we will add more as we get towards fall. Some requirements are VERY important for HOW you knit or crochet these items.

1) Dark/Muted colors only. These kids are living on the streets and trying to blend in. They do not want Rainbows. These kids don't want to stand out and are also not able to wash these items regularly, so they are getting dirty. Light colors will just show the dirt. Knit The Rainbow has asked Crafting Change to only craft items in the following colors: Black, Dark Blue, Dark Brown, Dark Purple, Dark Gray, Dark Green. Dark, neutral colors. Variegated yarns in these colors are fine. Remember we are trying to hide dirt and help kids blend in. 

2) They are trying to provide fashionable items for the Homeless Youth. They work with designers to get licenses for patterns and we have sourced some great patterns as well. Let's not deviate from the patterns that we have suggested, these have been given to us by KtR, developed by CC or approved by our partner. These items need to be warm, functional but we do not want to stray from Knit The Rainbow's mission of providing "a warm and fashionable protective layer of clothing". If you have questions about the pattern you want to use fits this project, please ask one of our team members! It is our goal to always provide our charity partners what they ask for. You can email melanie@craftingchange.org or robyn@craftingchange.org if you have any questions about patterns for Knit The Rainbow.

3) For both the earwarmers and the wristers please use acrylic yarns from our approved yarn list for "Hopa Mountain Hats" but we are also adding any superwash wool, or any yarn that contains superwash wool in it, as these yarns can be machine washed and dried without issue. However, it is up to YOU to check the labels of these yarns to ensure that they can be both machine washed and dried. Any yarn that has special care instructions is not okay. 


Here are the items we are crafting for Knit The Rainbow, this list will grow as we get closer to winter. Please do not send them any other items right now, they do not have the storage. You can craft them, just do not send them. 

1. Wristers (Fingerless Gloves/Mittens) - This is the number 1 requested item! Please see our Required pattern for these. Melanie Shovelski from our Advisory Board has created our very own pattern! We have one knit pair from a pattern that KtR has provided for fingerless mittens.

2. Earwarmers/Headbands - These need to be warm and functional. We have many great crochet patterns to choose from. 

Please check out our Pinterest Board for all of the patterns for this project and visit The Crafting Change Community on Facebook for help and Zooms to get face-to-face instructions on anything!
Mail Donations to:
Knit The Rainbow
701 W 180th St., Unit 47
New York, NY 10033
Adult Masks Needed
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
250 Teen/Adult
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
250
Pillows (unstuffed)

Knit The Rainbow

Knit The Rainbow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in New York City. At least 40% of the homeless youth in New York City identify as LGBTQ+. Knit the Rainbow works to empower and protect these youth by providing them with handmade knit & crochet winter clothing accessories. Knit the Rainbow (KtR) is the first organization of its kind in the United States, providing thousands of hand-made winter garments a year for homeless LGBTQ+ Youth. Our programs are dedicated to giving these youth a warm and fashionable protective layer of clothing that is imperative to their comfort and survival during harsh winter months.

There are many items that KtR collects, we are focusing on two items that they need the most, have room to store NOW and we will add more as we get towards fall. Some requirements are VERY important for HOW you knit or crochet these items.

1) Dark/Muted colors only. These kids are living on the streets and trying to blend in. They do not want Rainbows. These kids don't want to stand out and are also not able to wash these items regularly, so they are getting dirty. Light colors will just show the dirt. Knit The Rainbow has asked Crafting Change to only craft items in the following colors: Black, Dark Blue, Dark Brown, Dark Purple, Dark Gray, Dark Green. Dark, neutral colors. Variegated yarns in these colors are fine. Remember we are trying to hide dirt and help kids blend in.

2) They are trying to provide fashionable items for the Homeless Youth. They work with designers to get licenses for patterns and we have sourced some great patterns as well. Let's not deviate from the patterns that we have suggested, these have been given to us by KtR, developed by CC or approved by our partner. These items need to be warm, functional but we do not want to stray from Knit The Rainbow's mission of providing "a warm and fashionable protective layer of clothing". If you have questions about the pattern you want to use fits this project, please ask one of our team members! It is our goal to always provide our charity partners what they ask for. You can email melanie@craftingchange.org or robyn@craftingchange.org if you have any questions about patterns for Knit The Rainbow.

3) For both the earwarmers and the wristers please use acrylic yarns from our approved yarn list for "Hopa Mountain Hats" but we are also adding any superwash wool, or any yarn that contains superwash wool in it, as these yarns can be machine washed and dried without issue. However, it is up to YOU to check the labels of these yarns to ensure that they can be both machine washed and dried. Any yarn that has special care instructions is not okay.


Here are the items we are crafting for Knit The Rainbow, this list will grow as we get closer to winter. Please do not send them any other items right now, they do not have the storage. You can craft them, just do not send them.

1. Wristers (Fingerless Gloves/Mittens) - This is the number 1 requested item! Please see our Required pattern for these. Melanie Shovelski from our Advisory Board has created our very own pattern! We have one knit pair from a pattern that KtR has provided for fingerless mittens.

2. Earwarmers/Headbands - These need to be warm and functional. We have many great crochet patterns to choose from.

Please check out our Pinterest Board for all of the patterns for this project and visit The Crafting Change Community on Facebook for help and Zooms to get face-to-face instructions on anything!

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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  • Pinterest
Picking Up The Pieces is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. We are proud to support the work they are doing. Visit their website https://www.pickingupthepieces.us/ to learn more! 

We are partnered with Picking Up the Pieces for 2 projects:

1) Pandemic Relief: We are providing Handmade Masks so they may protect those in need. They have both on the street out-reach and work with those in rehabilitation programs. They serve families and the homeless and have a very wide reach. We are incredibly proud to help them mask those in need. They need children ages 3- teen and adult masks. Purple is the color of Recovery. Michelle advises us that PURPLE is a significant and meaningful color to those she works with. Masks in purple are incredibly appreciated. 


2) Baby Blankets: We are helping them provide baby blankets to the infants and children whose mothers are in rehabilitation programs. We are seeking receiving blanket sized blankets (36x36 to 40x40) Our Advisory Board has put together a list approved yarns and fabrics. APPROVED Patterns are available for sewn, knit, and crochet blankets. Please see our Pinterest Board for our APPROVED and RECOMMENDED patterns for this project. 

Our Advisory Board-Fiber Arts has put together our Baby Yarn list of approved yarns, please stick to this list when crafting for this project. This list is pinned to the Board for this project. The Sewn Blankets must be made from Flannel. 

Picking Up The Pieces is able to provide Tax Receipts to our volunteers sending donations. Please include a note with your donation if you need a tax receipt sent back.
Mail Donations to:
Picking Up The Pieces
1124 NE 2nd St #109
Ocala, FL 34470
Fully Pledged!
Adult Masks Needed
0
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
28
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Picking Up The Pieces

Picking Up The Pieces is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. We are proud to support the work they are doing. Visit their website https://www.pickingupthepieces.us/ to learn more!

We are partnered with Picking Up the Pieces for 2 projects:

1) Pandemic Relief: We are providing Handmade Masks so they may protect those in need. They have both on the street out-reach and work with those in rehabilitation programs. They serve families and the homeless and have a very wide reach. We are incredibly proud to help them mask those in need. They need children ages 3- teen and adult masks. Purple is the color of Recovery. Michelle advises us that PURPLE is a significant and meaningful color to those she works with. Masks in purple are incredibly appreciated.


2) Baby Blankets: We are helping them provide baby blankets to the infants and children whose mothers are in rehabilitation programs. We are seeking receiving blanket sized blankets (36x36 to 40x40) Our Advisory Board has put together a list approved yarns and fabrics. APPROVED Patterns are available for sewn, knit, and crochet blankets. Please see our Pinterest Board for our APPROVED and RECOMMENDED patterns for this project.

Our Advisory Board-Fiber Arts has put together our Baby Yarn list of approved yarns, please stick to this list when crafting for this project. This list is pinned to the Board for this project. The Sewn Blankets must be made from Flannel.

Picking Up The Pieces is able to provide Tax Receipts to our volunteers sending donations. Please include a note with your donation if you need a tax receipt sent back.

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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The state of Kansas has about 6,000 children in foster care. Piper's Project goal is to raise awareness for the needs of children in foster care, and to provide them with a personal item. Piper collects items for "First Night Bags" and then distributes them to Social Workers across Topeka and other areas of Kansas. 

Piper's Project also works with Domestic Violence Shelters and agencies serving the Homeless in communities throughout the region. 

Crafting Change has agreed to partner with Piper's Project on two projects.

1) Pillow Cases- Using the Burrito Pillow Case, we have agreed to help provide 500 pillowcases for Piper's Project. The tutorial for this method of making a pillowcase can be found on our YouTube Channel and our Pinterest Board. 

2) Soap Sacks-We have partnered with Piper's Project to help distribute Soap Sacks using the resources on SoapSacks.org to distribute as they see fit to those in need. 

**In the fall and winter we will partner with Piper's Project on a hat/mitten project however they do not have the storage for those items at this time and do not need them during the summer months, stay tuned for this portion of their project to launch in September. **
Mail Donations to:
Piper's Project
40587 Jingo Rd
La Cygne, KS 66040-4009
Adult Masks Needed
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
86
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
119
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Piper's Project

The state of Kansas has about 6,000 children in foster care. Piper's Project goal is to raise awareness for the needs of children in foster care, and to provide them with a personal item. Piper collects items for "First Night Bags" and then distributes them to Social Workers across Topeka and other areas of Kansas.

Piper's Project also works with Domestic Violence Shelters and agencies serving the Homeless in communities throughout the region.

Crafting Change has agreed to partner with Piper's Project on two projects.

1) Pillow Cases- Using the Burrito Pillow Case, we have agreed to help provide 500 pillowcases for Piper's Project. The tutorial for this method of making a pillowcase can be found on our YouTube Channel and our Pinterest Board.

2) Soap Sacks-We have partnered with Piper's Project to help distribute Soap Sacks using the resources on SoapSacks.org to distribute as they see fit to those in need.

**In the fall and winter we will partner with Piper's Project on a hat/mitten project however they do not have the storage for those items at this time and do not need them during the summer months, stay tuned for this portion of their project to launch in September. **

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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We are continuing to sew handmade masks and scrup caps for frontline workers, hospitals, nursing homes and other agencies. These are non-urgent projects for non-covid units and primarily for non-medical staff or patient use. Urgent Requests will be listed on our PROJECT page as a unique project and not on the Bulk Handmade Mask & Scrub Cap page.  

You can find all of the individual listings for locations needing masks on our mask-request page. 

We appreciate the dedication you have shown to continuing to sew masks during the pandemic. Thank you! 

Please be sure to read the type of mask each location has requested prior to mailing them out. With the new variants of the virus, most locations require masks to be at least 3 layers or have a filter pocket. Many have additional requirements for nose wires, etc. It is important that we send locations the types of masks they need. Thank you for reading each listing carefully. Please ask us if you have any questions at info@craftingchange.org  

All of our approved mask patterns can be found on our Pinterest and YouTube channel.
Mail Donations to:
Please see listings on our mask request page
See location
Adult Masks Needed
See location
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Sew Handmade Masks & Scrub Caps

We are continuing to sew handmade masks and scrup caps for frontline workers, hospitals, nursing homes and other agencies. These are non-urgent projects for non-covid units and primarily for non-medical staff or patient use. Urgent Requests will be listed on our PROJECT page as a unique project and not on the Bulk Handmade Mask & Scrub Cap page.

You can find all of the individual listings for locations needing masks on our mask-request page.

We appreciate the dedication you have shown to continuing to sew masks during the pandemic. Thank you!

Please be sure to read the type of mask each location has requested prior to mailing them out. With the new variants of the virus, most locations require masks to be at least 3 layers or have a filter pocket. Many have additional requirements for nose wires, etc. It is important that we send locations the types of masks they need. Thank you for reading each listing carefully. Please ask us if you have any questions at info@craftingchange.org

All of our approved mask patterns can be found on our Pinterest and YouTube channel.

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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We are partnered with Texas Oncology to provide pandemic relief items as well as comfort items for patients receiving cancer treatment.

1) Pandemic relief: Adult Masks:  Any pattern okay, 3 layer OR 2 layer with filter pocket REQUIRED. The CDC recommends nose wires as do we. We prefer that they are removable. (Update 6/2/21 we have completed this effort and no more masks are needed at this time).

2) Pandemic relief: Crocheted Ear Savers: We are sending them a supply of crocheted ear savers to make mask wearing more comfortable for their patients. (Update 6/2/21 we have completed this effort and no more ear savers are needed at this time). 

3) Chemo Comfort Caps: We are providing comfort caps for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Our Advisory Board has selected APPROVED patterns that are the only patterns okay for this project. We have knit, crocheted and sewn patterns. This location does not accept loom knitted patterns or sewn caps that look like scrub caps. We have selected yarns that are also okay. If you have questions about the sewn caps please contact craftingchangejessica@gmail.com, if you questions about the crocheted caps, please contact melanie@craftingchange.org, if you have questions about the knit caps, please contact robyn@craftingchange.org. Our Advisory Board members are here to offer help if you get stuck on this project. We encourage you to join our Facebook Community and our Zoom Rooms to craft along with others where most of your questions will be answered!
Mail Donations to:
Texas Oncology @ Medical Center Dallas
Attention: Sue Reese
7777 Forest Lane, Suite D-220
Dallas, Texas 75230
Fully Pledged!
Adult Masks Needed
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Fully Pledged
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
122
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

Texas Oncology

We are partnered with Texas Oncology to provide pandemic relief items as well as comfort items for patients receiving cancer treatment.

1) Pandemic relief: Adult Masks: Any pattern okay, 3 layer OR 2 layer with filter pocket REQUIRED. The CDC recommends nose wires as do we. We prefer that they are removable. (Update 6/2/21 we have completed this effort and no more masks are needed at this time).

2) Pandemic relief: Crocheted Ear Savers: We are sending them a supply of crocheted ear savers to make mask wearing more comfortable for their patients. (Update 6/2/21 we have completed this effort and no more ear savers are needed at this time).

3) Chemo Comfort Caps: We are providing comfort caps for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Our Advisory Board has selected APPROVED patterns that are the only patterns okay for this project. We have knit, crocheted and sewn patterns. This location does not accept loom knitted patterns or sewn caps that look like scrub caps. We have selected yarns that are also okay. If you have questions about the sewn caps please contact craftingchangejessica@gmail.com, if you questions about the crocheted caps, please contact melanie@craftingchange.org, if you have questions about the knit caps, please contact robyn@craftingchange.org. Our Advisory Board members are here to offer help if you get stuck on this project. We encourage you to join our Facebook Community and our Zoom Rooms to craft along with others where most of your questions will be answered!

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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We are helping Emma Gootee collect masks for Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital in Nepal. Emma was a surgical intern there in 2016. She is now at Johns Hopkins University. Binod Dhakal, a hospital administrator reached out to Emma hoping her connections in the states would be able to help them in Nepal. The conditions relating to Covid-19 are dire. Emma and her mom, Joan want to help. Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital needs cloth masks to help the families of their Covid patients stay safe. In Nepal, the family members are responsible for providing meals and administering medicine to patients while they are in the hospital, including patients with Covid. At this time they do not have the appropriate PPE and when one person gets Covid, the entire family likely will get Covid. Reusable, sustainable cloth masks are the solution for them. 

Mask Request

Mask Option #1: We are asking for donations of high quality 2 layer cloth masks with filter pockets, elastic ear loops and nose wire. Crafting Change encourages the nose wire to be removable and not sewn in.

Mask Option #2: We are asking for donations of high quality 3 layer cloth masks with an internal 3rd layer of nonwoven spunbond polypropylene fabric. This internal 3rd layer should be a fabric like Olyfun, Smartfab or Sailrite. These are washable nonwoven spunbond polypropylene. This will offer an extra layer of protection for the recipient. We are not accepting 3 layer masks with a 3rd layer of cotton. 

Adults in Nepal are more petite than Americans so we do not need any XL sizes and adjustable ear loops would be ideal to ensure proper fit.

We are collecting 1500 adult masks and 300 children masks.

Elastic ear loops and nose wire required. We encourage the nose wire to be removable and not sewn in. We require nose wire in all masks for persons over the age of 8 years old. 

These are the only style of masks we are accepting for this project. Crafting Change will be sending a supply of Halyard or Filti material with the masks to insert in the Filter pocket.
Mail Donations to:
The Nepal Project
c/o Joan Gootee
29 Salt Meadows
Hampton, NH. 03842

1435
Adult Masks Needed
300
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
Menstrual Pads
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

The Nepal Project

We are helping Emma Gootee collect masks for Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital in Nepal. Emma was a surgical intern there in 2016. She is now at Johns Hopkins University. Binod Dhakal, a hospital administrator reached out to Emma hoping her connections in the states would be able to help them in Nepal. The conditions relating to Covid-19 are dire. Emma and her mom, Joan want to help. Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital needs cloth masks to help the families of their Covid patients stay safe. In Nepal, the family members are responsible for providing meals and administering medicine to patients while they are in the hospital, including patients with Covid. At this time they do not have the appropriate PPE and when one person gets Covid, the entire family likely will get Covid. Reusable, sustainable cloth masks are the solution for them.

Mask Request

Mask Option #1: We are asking for donations of high quality 2 layer cloth masks with filter pockets, elastic ear loops and nose wire. Crafting Change encourages the nose wire to be removable and not sewn in.

Mask Option #2: We are asking for donations of high quality 3 layer cloth masks with an internal 3rd layer of nonwoven spunbond polypropylene fabric. This internal 3rd layer should be a fabric like Olyfun, Smartfab or Sailrite. These are washable nonwoven spunbond polypropylene. This will offer an extra layer of protection for the recipient. We are not accepting 3 layer masks with a 3rd layer of cotton.

Adults in Nepal are more petite than Americans so we do not need any XL sizes and adjustable ear loops would be ideal to ensure proper fit.

We are collecting 1500 adult masks and 300 children masks.

Elastic ear loops and nose wire required. We encourage the nose wire to be removable and not sewn in. We require nose wire in all masks for persons over the age of 8 years old.

These are the only style of masks we are accepting for this project. Crafting Change will be sending a supply of Halyard or Filti material with the masks to insert in the Filter pocket.

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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The Yonkofa Project is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing sustainable healthcare in third world countries. They establish medical clinics in rural Ghana that provide care previously unavailable in those areas. They also have a program called "Keep Girls in School Campaign". The Yonkofa Project has teamed up with Crafting Change to provide school kits for students attending the schools around their clinics.  Each kit includes a notebook, two pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, two pens, a planner, and a ruler. All items are distributed in a hand-sewn bag.  They realized that these school kits would much better serve middle school girls if they included reusable menstrual pads.  They would like to add them to all girls’ school kits, and to have additional menstrual kits of 3-6 reusable pads available for girls who attend their clinics and have not received a school kit through their school.  

All items (except isolation gowns) will be shipped to Crafting Change Headquarters to be organized and sorted prior to shipment to Ghana. We ask that you work on this project and only ship once per month. This is a perpetual, on going need so there is no need to ship weekly. Wait until you have a box full to ship.

If you are sewing isolation gowns, please contact craftingchangetiffany@gmail.com for shipping instructions. This will be bulk shipped to a different address when you have fully exhausted your supply of materials. 

Crafting Change is proud to partner with The Yonkofa Project for their "Keep Girls in School Campaign" as well as to help provide Isolation Gowns for their medical clinic. We have another soon to be added project, stay tuned.

How Crafting Change has agreed to help:

1) Hand Sewn Back Packs in 2 styles. Our first pattern up-cycles T-shirts and turns them in to draw-string back backs. These will be used for the elementary aged students. The second style of backpack is sewn using fabric and cording and will be used for the middle school and older students. All of the patterns for these back packs are available on our Pinterest Board and YouTube Channel. Crafting Change also has some mesh back pack KITS available. If you are interested in sewing one of these kits, please contact us at craftingchangejessica@gmail.com

2) Hand Made Menstrual Pads. Without these essential items, girls miss school. We have patterns and tutorials available and have partnered with our friends at Adam & Carolyn Create on Etsy to provide discounted 3D Templates to our craftivists. Come to the FaceBook Group to see how to get these at a discount. They are seeking 4-6 pads per girl in a variety of absorbencies. Please label the pads by their absorbency prior to shipping. 

3) Isolation Gowns. The medical clinics need medical supplies and one way we can help is by providing isolation gowns. Many of us have received the FabScrap PPE Material and this is our opportunity to use it! Please use that material to create reusable Isolation Gowns for Yonkofa! If you have twin sheets left over from previous gown making, this is also an opportunity to use them up. We are not seeking anyone to go and buy material or sheets. This is an opportunity to use up supplies we already have on hand. Patterns and video tutorials are available. Questions? Come to a zoom room and ask our sewing expert Kathy W!
Mail Donations to:
Mail Items on the 1st of the Month to:
Crafting Change HQ
8498 Weiscamp Rd
Peyton, CO 80831
Adult Masks Needed
Children's Masks Needed
Scrub Caps Needed 
Ear Savers Needed
Winter Hats Needed
Chemo Caps Needed
Bags Needed
946
Blankets Needed
Foster Care Packages Needed
Pillowcases Needed
Isolation Gowns
241
Menstrual Pads
3000
Soap Sacks
Gloves
Pillows (unstuffed)

The Yonkofa Project

The Yonkofa Project is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing sustainable healthcare in third world countries. They establish medical clinics in rural Ghana that provide care previously unavailable in those areas. They also have a program called "Keep Girls in School Campaign". The Yonkofa Project has teamed up with Crafting Change to provide school kits for students attending the schools around their clinics. Each kit includes a notebook, two pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, two pens, a planner, and a ruler. All items are distributed in a hand-sewn bag. They realized that these school kits would much better serve middle school girls if they included reusable menstrual pads. They would like to add them to all girls’ school kits, and to have additional menstrual kits of 3-6 reusable pads available for girls who attend their clinics and have not received a school kit through their school.

All items (except isolation gowns) will be shipped to Crafting Change Headquarters to be organized and sorted prior to shipment to Ghana. We ask that you work on this project and only ship once per month. This is a perpetual, on going need so there is no need to ship weekly. Wait until you have a box full to ship.

If you are sewing isolation gowns, please contact craftingchangetiffany@gmail.com for shipping instructions. This will be bulk shipped to a different address when you have fully exhausted your supply of materials.

Crafting Change is proud to partner with The Yonkofa Project for their "Keep Girls in School Campaign" as well as to help provide Isolation Gowns for their medical clinic. We have another soon to be added project, stay tuned.

How Crafting Change has agreed to help:

1) Hand Sewn Back Packs in 2 styles. Our first pattern up-cycles T-shirts and turns them in to draw-string back backs. These will be used for the elementary aged students. The second style of backpack is sewn using fabric and cording and will be used for the middle school and older students. All of the patterns for these back packs are available on our Pinterest Board and YouTube Channel. Crafting Change also has some mesh back pack KITS available. If you are interested in sewing one of these kits, please contact us at craftingchangejessica@gmail.com

2) Hand Made Menstrual Pads. Without these essential items, girls miss school. We have patterns and tutorials available and have partnered with our friends at Adam & Carolyn Create on Etsy to provide discounted 3D Templates to our craftivists. Come to the FaceBook Group to see how to get these at a discount. They are seeking 4-6 pads per girl in a variety of absorbencies. Please label the pads by their absorbency prior to shipping.

3) Isolation Gowns. The medical clinics need medical supplies and one way we can help is by providing isolation gowns. Many of us have received the FabScrap PPE Material and this is our opportunity to use it! Please use that material to create reusable Isolation Gowns for Yonkofa! If you have twin sheets left over from previous gown making, this is also an opportunity to use them up. We are not seeking anyone to go and buy material or sheets. This is an opportunity to use up supplies we already have on hand. Patterns and video tutorials are available. Questions? Come to a zoom room and ask our sewing expert Kathy W!

Find all the links to the approved or suggested patterns for these projects on our Pinterest Board, and video tutorials on our YouTube Channel! We are here to help in our Crafting Change Community on Facebook!

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