How We Are Helping
Crafting Change is once again teaming up with our partner Global Empowerment Mission to help Ukraine. This time we are helping reach those Ukrainian citizens in multiple cities that are desperately in need of resources for a long winter, many without power.
Last year Crafting Change craftivists and supporters helped provide nearly 10,000 items for refugees and the fighters. We provided thousands of warm winter items and essential supplies. We are confident we can rally again to help! We have set what we hope is an attainable goal!
We have been provided a list of items that they would like us to collect for an upcoming shipment.
All items must be received at Crafting Change Headquarters by January 17th so we may ensure they are properly packed, labelled and get to FL for the cargo container on time.
Our Needs List:
Warm winter items
Soap Sacks and Soap
Items available on our Amazon Wish List for purchase
Funds to purchase items locally without sales tax (yeah Oregon!)
Funds to cover our shipping costs to get items to Ukraine.
All donations are tax-deductible.
what we are crafting
Quantity Still Needed
project must knows
We are crafting warm winter items for men, women and children over the age of 2. We do not need items for newborn to 2 year olds at this time. We are also making soap sacks. Please take the time to completely read our Project Overview Sheet for the answers to many of your questions and lots of important details.
Handcrafted items we are collecting:
Warm Winter Hats
Warm Winter Gloves
Warm Winter Mittens
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SIZING
Our size categories are:
Men (We are not differentiating if you have big or bigger mens hats, all are just "Mens")
Women (Teens or Women size hats should be labeled as Women)
Child Large (Ages 10-14)
Child Medium (Ages 6-10)
Child Small (Ages 2-5)
We are NOT collecting items for 0-2 year olds.
If you are not adding our size tags yourself, please ensure that your items are clearly separated by size when sending to HQ so we can easily tag them. All items sent to Ukraine MUST have a tag, we are happy to tag for you.
Warm Winter Items
Items can be Sewn, Knit, Crochet.
If sewing with fleece, we ask that items be 2 layers of fleece.
If knitting or crocheting, please note that it is extremely cold. Washable wools are most welcome. Double layered Addi Hats are great. Please don't use lightweight yarns or patterns that have a light weave with lots of holes.
Soap Sacks can be Knit, Crochet or Sewn. We often see sacks that are not the correct size to hold a bar of soap. Please check your size! FINISHED SOAP SACKS SHOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 4"x6". Tip: Keep an index card nearby to check your sizing!
If you choose to sew sacks, The ONLY sewn pattern we accept is The Crafting Change Sewn Soap Sack. Too often other patterns don't correctly hold the bar of soap, are too big, cumbersome or don't include a flap for closure. To ensure that the soap sacks will fit our boxes for shipping neatly we are only taking this one sewn pattern.
Deadline to have items at our HQ
January 17, 2023.
warm winter patterns
You will be shipping items to Crafting Change Headquarters in Oregon where we will be sorting, labelling and tagging for our partner charity in the way required for shipment to Ukraine. All items must be received by January 17th so we have time to make our January 20th deadline. While you can use our PO Box, to speed up processing, we ask that you send directly to our HQ. You can include donations for other charities with these packages, we will separate upon arrival so no need to ship in multiple parcels if you have other items headed to HQ.
USPS, FedEx or UPS
Crafting Change for Ukraine
367 Lynnbrook Drive
Eugene, OR 97404
We are partnered with Give Back Box to offer discounted shipping labels for items coming to our HQ! You can ship a box up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to us for $20. If your box is going to cost you more than $20 to ship, please use this link to get our discounted label! Once you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will receive this in 1-2 days and this is the shipping label you should use.
Please note Give Back Box UPS shipping tends to take at least 7 days to arrive, so plan accordingly. Don't forget to request a fresh label each time you order a Give Back Box label by contacting email@example.com