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CHARITIES WE ARE SUPPORTING AS A GROUP IN 2015

MONTH



JANUARY

ANGELS FOR THE FORGOTTEN (NSW)

http://www.angelsfortheforgotten.org

In regard to what we require, last year we struggled to meet demand for items for winter. It would be of great benefit to AFTF if your Knit4Charities team could focus on winter items so we can get a head start for our 2015 winter appeal. We require the following items:- Beanies- boys/girls & teen boys/girls 0-18 & ladies/men for homeless Scarves - children and adults both male & female Cuddle Blankets - small 100cm x 100cm (for boys and girls) Youth Blankets - large 140cm x 200cm (for teen boys/girls 0-18 & homeless both male & female) These can be made in any way - knitted/sewn/crocheted/cut & tied like polar fleece scarves and blankets etc.

JANUARY

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE Canberra (ACT)

Soft toys - knit, crocheted, sewn or purchased (for seriously ill children & their siblings). Rugs - bright or pastel, 120 to 140 cm (given to families facing a lengthy stay at the facility). Premmie baby blankets - 55 to 60cm.

JANUARY

CENTRAL NORTH WILDLIFE CARE & RESCUE(TAS) They especially care for rescued orphaned Tasmanian Devil babies, Wallabies & the rare Tasmanian Ringtail Possum

Animal pouches, birds nests & blankets Animal pouches, birds nests & blankets

JANUARY

ETERNITY AID (NSW)

Jumpers, socks, slippers, Beanies (aboriginal or footy team colours), blankets, gloves/mittens (black), toys - kanini bears would be good! For all ages and sizes

FEBRUARY

ROCKHAMPTON HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (QLD)

beanies gloves/fingerless mittens scarfs socks jumpers blankets/squares all sizes adults children babies

FEBRUARY

CAPRICORN ANIMALl AID Rockhampton (QLD)  

Dog coats small/medium some large, blankets dogs & cats, toys dogs & cats

FEBRUARY

CAPES 4 KIDS (TAS) 

Capes to be given to children receiving care in hospitals & hospice centres. Capes are sewn, satin type fabrics can be used for motif/appliques. Velcro closes only, no snaps or ties. Patterns will be made available - there are two sizes required Medium & Large both girls & boys colours.

FEBRUARY

LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)

Blankets (square) - 55cm x 55 cm, Blankets (rectangular (70cm x 50cm), Ensemble Type Sets - booties, bonnet/beanie & jacket, Dolls/bears - knitted variety small enough to fit in a hospital crib, Cardigans & Jumpers - Premmie - size 1 or 2

MARCH

HOBART FELINE RESCUE (TAS)

Cat blankets & Cat Toys

MARCH

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NSW

jumpers, ponchos, vests, beanies, scarves, gloves (inc. fingerless) for all ages. No toys needed.

MARCH

SYDNEY HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (NSW)

http://www.sydneyhomelessconnect.com

Beanies, scarves, gloves, fingerless mittens in 'male' colours (dark is best) and 25cm blanket squares (any colours but with ends of at least 5cm woven in please) or made up blankets

MARCH

KNITTING for AUST RESCUE DOGS (NSW)  

Dog coats ( all sizes, blankets, dog & cat toys)

APRIL

ANIMAL RESCUES APPEAL (NSW)

Dog coats- all sizes, dog& cat blankets, dog & cat toys

APRIL

SALVATION ARMY BALGA (WA)

blankets ,toys,baby items

APRIL

HOBRAT WOMEN'S SHELTER (TAS)

Baby and children's clothing from new born to around aged 5yrs and knitted toys would be nice. They always need blankets...from pram size to a decent wrap throw blanket size. So 25cm squares would be really appreciated so I can join them for the larger blankets. Please keep to happy colours. PLEASE NOTE...NO "T" JUMPERS OR BEANIES ARE REQUIRED.

APRIL

BRIGHTSIDE SANCTUARY (TAS) brightside.org.au

Blankets - small lapghan size and bigger.

APRIL

EAGLEBY SOUTH STATE SCHOOL (QLD)

Sewn or Knitted royal blue, v or round necked, long sleeved school jumpers for ages 6 - 12. Not navy blue or mid blue, but royal blue.

MAY

LAUNCESTON WOMEN'S SHELTER and KARINYA YOUNG MUM'S 'n' BUBS. (TAS) Karinya supports young pregnant women and young Mum's aged 16-19 years and their children. They also provide crisis accommodation to young women aged 13 to 20yrs.

Both require baby and children's clothing from new born to around aged 5yrs and knitted toys would be nice. They always need blankets...from pram size to a decent wrap throw blanket size. So 25cm squares would be really appreciated so I can join them for the larger blankets. Please keep to happy colours. PLEASE NOTE...NO "T" JUMPERS OR BEANIES ARE REQUIRED.

MAY

VARIETY VICTORIA - Bash in August

Toys- "outback kids don't always have an opportunity to gather toys"

MAY

KATOOMBA SOUL KITCHEN (Soup Kitchen for homeless) (NSW)

Beanies, scarves, gloves, fingerless mittens - adult sizes

MAY

CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)

Adult soft beanies and chemo caps (seamless if possible, no lacy pattern over crown, any soft yarn, please avoid green). Kneerugs (1 metre good size).

JUNE

LYELL McEWIN and FLINDERS LODGE beanie basket (SA)

winter weight chemo hats - no seams, very soft yarn

JUNE

GRAN'S VAN (TAS)

Gloves for adult men (no fingerless gloves please) Blanket squares,25cm...colours suitable for homeless men e.g. black, grey tones, browns, beige, burgundy, tweed tones, dark green, navy etc. (As they need larger sized blankets, squares is an option for you due to postage costs) Scarves - longer sizes for men...same colour range. Please note, NO BEANIES are required.

JUNE

WARRA REHOMING CENTRE (QLD)

Dog coats all sizes Cat and dog blankets

JUNE

CARRIE'S PLACE - Maitland (NSW)

blankets, bags, toiletries, toys,

JULY

STREET SWAGS (QLD) www.swags.org.au

Fingerless Gloves, Scarves and Beanies sizes from toddlers to Adults

JULY

BIG EARS SANCTUARY (TAS)

Medium and big blankets. Cat toys.

JULY

WAGEC - Women & Girls Emergency Centre (NSW)

Baby 0 -2 years - Beanies, Booties, Jackets/Cardigans & Jumpers and 2 - 10 Years - Children's Beanies.

AUGUST

EUREKA MUMS, Ballarat (VIC)  

Cot and bassinets blankets. Hats & jumpers for ages baby to 10year old

AUGUST

COTTAGE by the SEA (VIC)

Hand knitted/crocheted blankets for young teens attending camps.

AUGUST

PICKING UP THE PIECES (NSW) https://www.careworks.org.au/page/72/Picking+up+the+Pieces www.mamalanas.org.au

Adult sized beanies / scarves / blankets /squares (25cm) in dark colours.

SEPTEMBER

LYELL McEWIN and FLINDERS LODGE beanie basket (SA)

Summer weight chemo hats - no seams, very soft yarns

SEPTEMBER

CREATING LINKS (NSW)

Jumpers, jackets, cardigans, booties for babies and children 6 months to 10-12yrs, blankets and toys. NO beanies or scarves or adult size items needed thank you.

OCTOBER

SMALL PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE Hobart (Tas)

 Cat blankets, Cat toys and 25cm Squares

OCTOBER

ANGEL BLANKET AUSTRALIA (NSW) (http://www.angelblanketaustralia.com/)

Knit, Crochet or Sewn Angel Blankets size A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) or A3 (29.7cm x 42cm) using 3 or 4ply yarn in pastel colours, cream or white. Patterns available on their website.

OCTOBER

WHITE LIGHT (QLD) - Supporting women affected by domestic violence

crochet squares, fabric sewn toiletry bags (preferred pattern available), Small notebooks & coloured pencils, Toothbrushes, lip balm, Sanitary pads (for the ladies bags), face washers/flannels and soap

NOVEMBER

CRYSTAL OCEAN WILDLIFE SHELTER (VIC)

possum pouches, liners, serviette sizes square bibs-used to cradle possums in while being fed, Brenda would prefer material items rather than knitted please

NOVEMBER

CARE FOR STREET KIDS (NSW)

fingerless mitts, scarves and beanies in dark colours

DECEMBER

OUR HAVEN WILDLIFE SHELTER VIC http://www.ourhavenwildlifeshelter.org.au/blog/

Birds nests, pouches and liners

DECEMBER

WOMEN'S LIFE CENTRE (Albury NSW)

http://womenslifecentrealbury.org.au/

booties, beanies, jackets/jumpers, baby blankets , baby clothes in general up to 6 months in age - if possible a mixture of blue, pink and unisex. these are put into packs with other donated items of things like nappies, wipes, singlets etc to be given to new mums.

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