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2016 Group Projects Calendar

Knit4Charities will be supporting the following Charities during 2016 -- More Charities will be added towards the end of the year.

MONTH

 NAME OF CHARITY

 ITEMS REQUIRED

JANUARY

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Canberra (ACT)

Premmie baby blankets are most needed - 50cm to 60cm size. Soft toys - "a variety of animals are always well received". "Any family/children's rugs wouldn't go astray (110cm to 120cm in happy colours)."

JANUARY

WARLGA NGARRA ABORIGINAL REFUGE (NSW)

Blankets or 25cm squares. Kanini and care bears, I have plenty of filling to finish the bears off if you just send the skins.

JANUARY

KNITTING FOR AUSTRALIAN RESCUE DOGS (NSW)

Dog coats, all sizes-knitted, crocheted or sewn), blankets, toys,

FEBRUARY

LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)

Prem-newborn sized knits such as cardigans, jumpers, matinee sets, booties, blankets / smaller lap, pram or wrap size and newborn sized beanies. Your little knit toys are also always well received!

FEBRUARY

THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW)

If I receive more items than The Footpath Library requires I will put them towards Sydney Homeless Connect Day. Could we have about 80 black or brown mens beanies (large), same colour scarves for men, same quantity plain colour beanies and scarves suitable for women, some baby blankets and children's beanies and scarves.

FEBRUARY

GEELONG INCLUSIVE LIMITED - Womens Crisis Housing (VIC)

Throw rugs for the end of beds (they have 25 beds). Approx 1by1 metre comfort blankets for children to keep. 25cm squares. Any colours at all. Slippers in Womens and childrens sizes.

FEBRUARY

FLINDERS LODGE and LYELL MCEWIN HOSPITAL (SA)FLINDERS LODGE and LYELL MCEWIN HOSPITAL (SA)

chemo hats for women and men for winter, very soft yarns, no seams

MARCH

SYDNEY HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (NSW)

beanies, scarves, fingerless gloves in dark colours and blankets, rugs and 25cm blanket squares in any colours. No knots with short ends please. All ends to be woven in, but you can leave ends 1 1/2 times the length of the square for use in sewing up. Thank you!!

MARCH

WINMALLEE COMMUNITY LUNCH (NSW)

small knee/lap rugs or small baby rugs - no more than 50, fingerless mitts - children, ladies & mens, cowls (prefer no scarves), baby clothes - jackets, beanies 

MARCH

ROCKHAMPTON HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (QLD)

Beanies, scarfs, socks, fingerles gloves, mittens, blanket squares, knit,sew, crochet for men women and children

APRIL

WARMING BEAUTIFUL SOULS and MAYA'S REST COTTAGE (ACT)

toys, lap blankets, slippers for children

APRIL

WARRA REHOMING CENTRE (QLD)

Cat toys, dog coats and toys, blankets, knitted, crochet and fleecy

APRIL

WERRIBEE MERCY HOSPITAL SPECIAL CARE NURSERY (VIC)

Crocheted or Kniited rugs using cotton, acrylic or pure wool 60cm x 60cm, Sewn or quilted rugs 1m x 1m. These items are often taken home by parents.

APRIL

EMERGENCY RELIEF - Uniting Care Tasmania (Southern Region) (TAS

beanies/scarves - adults and children

MAY

CAPRICORN ANIMAL AID (QLD)

medium to large dog coats sew knit or crochet cat & dog toys small blanketsAPRIL

MAY

THE MOVEMENT SYDNEY (NSW)

Gloves, beanies, scarves, socks etc for the homeless (estimated split 70% men/ 30% women)

MAY

KATOOMBA SOUL KITCHEN (NSW)

Scarves, beanies, fingerless mitts for men, women and children

JUNE

PICKING UP THE PIECES (NSW)

Beanies, scarves, fingerless gloves in either stretchy adult size or men's sizes in dark colours. and single size blankets/25cm squares in dark olours (please weave/sew in all ends on squares)

JUNE

ANIMAL RESCUES APPEAL (VIC but posting to NSW)

Dog coats (all sizes) - knitted, sewn or crocheted, blankets, toys

JUNE

CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)

Soft seamless beanies and chemo caps (adult sizes only). Any soft yarn (not green please). Lacy patterns on hem or brim, but not over crown. 1 metre kneerugs also needed.

JUNE

VARIETY VICTORIA - Bash in August - Car 152 (VIC)

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

JULY

 ANGEL BLANKET AUSTRALIA (NSW)

A4 or A3 baby blankets - see website for patterns http://www.angelblanketaustralia.com

JULY

BRIGHTSIDE ANIMAL SANCTUARY (TAS)

Blankets and squares. Blankets medium size and up. The smallest animals at the sanctuary are dogs.

JULY

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Redcliffe (QLD)

Beanies, gloves and scarves for the homeless and those in need. Men, women and children

AUGUST

THE SIMPLE GIFT OF A BAG (TAS)

Sewn Bags for patients (male & female) to carry their drains after Breast Cancer Surgery (specific pattern available)

AUGUST

WOMEN'S LIFE CENTRE (NSW)

baby items up to 6 months 

AUGUST

TINY TAILS RESCUE ADELAIDE (SA)

Small kitten and puppy rugs, max 60cm sq and small dog coats, no larger than will fit a Jack Russell. A couple of 'favourite' patterns are available from Anne. [email protected]

SEPTEMBER

FLINDERS LODGE and LYELL MCEWIN HOSPITAL (SA)

chemo hats for women and men for summer, very soft yarns, no seams,

SEPTEMBER

PREGNANT YOUNG PARENTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (North Tasmania) (TAS

The most popular/needed items are blankets in a range of sizes, small ones are liked for capsules and trolleys etc and larger for floor rugs and bedding. Booties are popular too. The preference is for neutral or boy's colours as they mostly get donations in girls colours.

SEPTEMBER

 KNITTING FOR BRISBANES NEEDY

 Mini Christmas Stockings

OCTOBER

MURRINBRIDGE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY (NSW)

all in black, red and yellow, childrens and adults knitted or crochet items for winter, lighter ones for spring and autumn

OCTOBER

BACKYARD HABITAT WILDLIFE RESCUE (QLD)

20cm up to 40cm wide rectangular pouches acrylic only, all pouches will be lined so outside is not important except that they need to wash well - similar size liners cotton only, no synthetics (flannelette OK but nothing tiny claws can get caught in) french seams and hems please, no areas where fraying can occur and cause choking hazards - birds nests all sizes, acrylic

OCTOBER

 BAPTCARE - FOSTER CARE (VIC)

Baby and toddler hats and cardigans. Toys from baby to 17yr olds - more of the fun toys that children wouldn't otherwise have access to. Nappy's if possible - there is always an ongoing need.

NOVEMBER

EM'S FRIENDS - TRAUMA TEDDIES (NSW)

Em will accept any kind of handmade soft toy. Only rules are they have to be clean, soft, handmade and child friendly (no eyes or ribbons etc that aren't secured)

NOVEMBER

EAGLEBY COMMUNITY CENTRE AND M.A.D. (QLD)

The Community Centre would like Toddler size beanies, Toys - all kinds, and blankets/25cm squares. M.A.D would like Elf Ears

DECEMBER

GIVE AND TAKE (NSW)

Beanies, scarves and fingerless gloves

DECEMBER

WESLEY RIVERSTONE

knitted or crocheted baby items suitable for their newborn "baby bundles" packs that are given out to new families in need - teddies/toys, baby booties/beanies/socks/mittens and little jackets - NewBorn Size

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