S.A.C.K. 

Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

Read the Project Must-Knows 

Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

   this is how it works  

 
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Stacy Wiener, Founder of S.A.C.K., discovered through volunteering at food pantries, that there was a lack of essential toiletries available. One key reason is that people cannot use government subsidies, such as food stamps, to purchase them.  When it comes to deciding on whether to eat vs. buy soap and shampoo, the choice becomes obvious.  So, S.A.CK. was created to help fill this need. 

In September of 2017, S.A.C.K. (Supporting A Community with Kindness), was started as a grassroots effort to connect people from all over the world while crocheting/knitting soap sacks and then donating them (with a bar of soap in each one) to homeless shelters, food pantries, veteran clinics, relief efforts and social service agencies. 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Soap Sacks
Knit/Crochet
1000
618
Soap Sacks
Sew
250
170

 project must-knows 

Crafting Change loves to make soap sacks and distribute them to our partner charities throughout the country. Often times we meet their needs really quickly. S.A.C.K and Crafting Change both encourage our volunteers who love making soap sacks to always look within their local communities to see who may need them. S.A.C.K. has provided some wonderful resources for organizations that may be near you and interested in receiving your donation locally. Please check out these two great resources here. Keep in mind when donating locally, it is a good idea to include the soap with your soap sack.

Directory of Food Pantries: 
https://www.foodpantries.org/
Directory of Homeless Shelters: https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

If you do not have anyone local to donate your soap sacks to, you may ship them to S.A.C.K directly in NJ so Founder, Stacy Wiener can distribute them to organizations that have made requests directly to her. She is always happy to accept empty soap sacks and add soap to them prior to shipment!

We have provide many patterns on our website developed by our Crochet Advisory Board member Melanie Shovelski as well as links to patterns provided by S.A.C.K. for both knit and crochet. We also have a few tutorials on our YouTube Channel. If you have any questions about making these, or need help in general with crochet, please stop by one of our Thursday Zoom Rooms. After the scheduled class, our room is open for all questions!

We also have a sewn pattern developed by Robyn Peters especially for S.A.C.K. and you can find this on our Pinterest! 

 

While you are not required to attach the label to your soap sack, it is a nice gesture to do this as it saves the charity time. You will find a link to the soap sack labels in the pattern section. 

Thank you for your interest in S.A.C.K. and your desire to help those in need with these amazing soap sacks!

 
 

 soap sacks - knit/crochet 

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Recommended & Tested Yarn List for all crafting change partner projects

Crochet

Soap Sack Video Tutorial

Crochet a soap sack with Melanie Shovelski

Crochet

Granny Square Soap Sack

Granny Square Pattern designed by Melanie Shovelski

Crochet/Knit

Soap Sack Yarn List

Approved Yarn List for Soap Sacks

Crochet

Splish Splash Soap Sack

This mermaid themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski is easy and fun!

Knit

Knit Soap Sacks

A folder full of different knit soap sack patterns

Crochet

Major Stitches Soap Sack

Lovely military themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski

 

 soap sacks - sew 

 
Sew

Sewn Terry Soap Sack

Easy sewn terry towel soap sack by Robyn Peters

 shipping guidelines 

S.A.C.K. is happy to accept your shipments via USPS anytime you would like to mail them. Please ship to:  

S.A.C.K
PO Box 33
Allenhurst, NJ 07711