CLICK for Babies
Recipients: Local Campaigns in the U.S. and Canada
Donations of: Purple Baby Caps
- New, Clean, Soft-to-touch (not Value Yarns which are scratchy to touch) washable yarns.
- Please make warm hats (not open / large stitches) with tiny stitches.
- Size Must be: 13 – 15 inches and 4 to 6 inches in height as these hats are to be worn by 1-2 day old infants.
- Must be at least 50% purple and unisex.
- No embellishments (do not add buttons, pom poms, ties, straps, ribbons, bows, etc.)
For more information about CLICK for Babies, please visit their Website.
“The Seamen’s Church Institute invites you knit or crochet a garment to warm mariners’ hearts and bodies this winter.”
Christmas at Sea – The Seaman’s Church Institute
“Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items directly to hospitals. All Care Wear items are distributed by hospital staff [FREE] to infants, children and their parents.”
Although Care Ware initially focused on providing items for premature infants they also accept items for larger preemies, full-term babies, children and geriatric patients.
They have indicated that most hospitals also welcome small blankets and quilts sized 30 inches by 30 inches.
You can find specific suggestions (colors) and restrictions (types of yarn and washing instructions) in the Join Section.
You can also find patterns for some of the items on their site HERE.
A list of participating hospitals and their donation wishes can be found HERE.
For more information about Care Wear, please visit their website.
Cancer and Hematology Centers of Texas Children’s Hospital
The Bundles of Love Charity is a non profit organization made up of volunteers who work with approximately 90 different community agencies in Minnesota. They work together to provide handmade bedding, baby clothing, and basic care items for newborns.
Bundles of Love Charity
Each Newborn Bundle includes a number of handmade items, baby care products and sometimes even extra donation items.
You can check out the full list on their site HERE.
Volunteer work groups meet regularly to create the handmade items included in the Newborn Bundles.
You can find a list of active work groups HERE.
For more information about the Bundles of Love Charity, please visit their website.
Bridge and Beyond is dedicated to helping homeless adults, families living in shelters and other individuals in need in the Central Ohio area.
Bridge and Beyond
They accept donations of handmade hats, scarves, slippers, mittens, blankets, blanket squares and cotton washcloths.
Specific suggestions have been provided for each possible donation item, including colors to avoid and the types of yarn you should use (i.e. acrylic or washable wool) for your donation items.
Sizes have also been provided and links to free patterns you can use to make these items.
For more information, please visit Bridge and Beyond at their website.
For more information about Binky Patrol, please visit their website.
Celebrate American Heart Month by knitting, or crocheting red hats for babies who are born in participating hospitals in the month of February. Little Hats, Big Hearts™ is a joint effort between the American Heart Association, The Children’s Heart Foundation and volunteers from around the country.
Little Hats, Big Hearts™
Red hats are given out to thousands of babies during February (American Heart Month) with the goal of empowering moms and children to live heart healthy lives. Their goal is to raise awareness and educate moms about the importance of heart health and to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.
You can help by crocheting hats and donating them to your State Specific donation center. You can select your State (or the closest State to you) from their search tool on their site HERE. Please check the deadlines for you specific donation area, as these dates can vary from center to center.
The hats submitted must meet specific requirements including:
- Red in color
- Cotton or acrylic yarn
- Medium to heavy weight
- Machine washable and dryable
They have requested simple hat patterns to be used. Please do not add embellishments (like buttons and bows) because they can become detached from the hat and be dangerous to the babies. Links to a few free patterns have been included HERE.