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Charities we will be supporting throughout 2021

Month

 NAME OF CHARITY

 CHARITY'S WISHLIST

January

LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)

Jumpers, Cardigans, Ensemble Sets, Mittens & Bootees size Preemie to Newborn. NO beanies, only in sets. Blankets & Throws 55 x 55cm square & 70 x 50cm oblong, no thicker than 8 ply these are tiny babies. Toys, Bears or the like up to 20cm tall

January

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CANBERRA (ACT)

Knitted/crocheted or sewn animals - NOT TEDDY BEARS please. We find the children are more receptive to different animals.

January

WOUNDED HEROES AUSTRALIA (QLD)

Beanies, fingerless gloves - all ages

JANUARY CHALLENGE - CLOSING JAN 31

RPAH - ICU PALLIATIVE CARE (NSW) NUMBER OF BLANKETS REQUIRED WILL BE GIVEN OUT ASAP

100 x 100cm or 80 x 120cm blankets - acrylic preferred, bright colours

ONGOING CHALLENGE - WHOLE OF YEAR

THE CAT PROTECTION SOCIETY (NSW)

Cat blankets 50 x 50 cm and machine washable cat toys

FEBRUARY

GEELONG MUMS (VIC)

V- neck vests up to size 5, Knitted/Crochet Teddies/Toys, Cot Blankets 120cm x 150cm, Single Bed Blankets 120cm x 180cm, Pram Blankets 100cm sq, Single bed linen, Children's underwear up to 16yrs, bath towels, face washers, baby toiletries, body wash adults, family size shampoo/conditioner, Squares 25cm. Or if you'd prefer to send a coles, colesmyer or Woolworths gift card l can purchase items they need that way saves on heavy postage.

FEBRUARY

CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)

Soft beanies and chemo hats in adult sizes only. Seamless knit/ crocheted/loomed styles; no open or lacy patterns over the crown. Any yarn is acceptable, as long as it feels soft against bare skin. Please avoid green or orange or yellow framing the face (if possible). Knee rugs ( 90cms to 100cms ) and larger rugs (perhaps throw rug size) for on top of beds are also requested.

FEBRUARY

KOMBI CLINIC (QLD)

Adult only Beanies and any hand coverings - unisex colours.

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE CLOSING WHEN TARGET REACHED

THE SOUP ANGELS (VIC) CHALLENGE

25 each of beanies, scarves and gloves. Dark, gender neutral colours preferred (no brights or pastels). 10 blankets - lap size or single bed. 25cm squares also accepted.

MARCH

CARE ESSENTIALS (NSW)

Unisex Mens and ladies beanies and scarves in darker colours. Traditional Scarves NOT cowls! Blankets in any colours

MARCH

WERRIBEE MERCY SPECIAL CARE NURSERY (VIC)

Crocheted or knitted blankets using cotton, acrylic or pure wool 60cm x 60cm. Sewn or quilted blankets 1m x 1m. These items are used in the nursery & often taken home by parents. Werribee has people of many cultures who often arrive with absolutely nothing.

MARCH

MUM'S SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED (MSFIN) (VIC)

Teddies/animals, dolls, balls, comfort toys Knit, Crochet, Sewn Age - New Born to under 3 years - with no plastic eyes, beads or choking hazards Age 3 years and upwards - dolls, teddies, animals etc Blankets – Girls, Boys & Unisex colours - Knit, Crochet, Sewn Bassinet – 70 - 80cm x 100 - 120cm (prefer not crochet due to little finger can become caught) Cot – 120cm x 150cm or 100 x 120 cm Pram Blanket – 75cm x 100cm

MARCH CHALLENGE CLOSING WHEN TARGET REACHED

SALVATION ARMY TAMWORTH (VIC)

50 Beanies, scarves and gloves for men: dark colors

APRIL

WOOMERA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (NSW)

clothes for 0-18 year old male and female ( tracksuit pants, scarves, beanies, tee shirts, skivvy's, let your mind run free), toiletries ( toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorants etc), blankets. Aboriginal colours are more than welcome.,

APRIL

THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW)

Beanies and traditional scarves in plain, dark colours (e.g. black, brown, navy, dark grey) for adults. Normal sized beanies, not extra large. No cowls and no green items please. Indigenous coloured beanies and scarves for adults and children

APRIL

FRANKSTON HOSPITAL (VIC)

New Born size beanie and Matinee jacket sets. Humidicrib Covers 49cm x 87cm knit or crochet. These can also be sewn. Blankets from 60x60cm up to 80x80cm. Please no open weave crochet where little fingers can get caught. Soft toys for newborns

APRIL CHALLENGE CLOSING APRIL 30

RPAH - ICU PALLIATIVE CARE (NSW) - 35 Blankets

100 x 100cm or 80 x 120cm blankets - acrylic preferred, bright colours

APRIL CHALLENGE

BEANIES Supporting Soroptimist for Youth off the Streets

Beanies (preferred pattern provided) NO pompoms, NO bright/light colours - can be patterned or plain. Other patterns similar to the one provided also acceptable.

MAY

REACHING OUT: MELBOURNE WEST (VIC)

Beanies, scarves, drawstring/shopping bags, gloves and mittens plus blankets Single/Double bed size - adult sizes only, any colour though male colours preferred as it's mostly men using their help. Our standard 25cm squares are also acceptable

MAY

LOGAN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT CENTRE (QLD)

Jumpers or cardigans for children aged 2 to 4 years old. May be wool or acrylic and styles easy for young children to self dress, with stretchy necks and no small buttons.

MAY

FNQ CROCHET FOR CHARITY (QLD)

Blankets 80 to 120 cm square acrylic only knit or crochet, adult beanies acrylic

MAY

ONEEIGHT0 (VIC)

Both Adult and Children size fingerless gloves, scarves, socks, beanies, preferably in earthy colours

plus children's items such as teddies

MAY CHALLENGE CLOSING WHEN TARGET REACHED

DONATION CHAIN INC - CHALLENGE ONLY (VIC)

40 gloves - fingerless only. My pattern from my collection for NHC would be perfect. Gender neutral colours as help is mostly for older men.

ONGOING CHALLENGE

UNTIL TARGET REACHED

BAYSWATER SENIOR CITIZENS

50 of each - Beanies, Scarves and Blankets. Blankets any size from wheelchair, to knee rug and larger. Also gloves, fingerless gloves and bedsocks

MAY TO JULY CHALLENGE

BLANKETS FOR GEELONG MUMS (VIC)

single bed blankets (120cm x 160cm, 120cm x 180cm)

JUNE

MIDLAND HOSPITAL CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY DEPT (WA)

Toys knitted and crochet up to approx 35cm

JUNE

AMARANTH FOUNDATION (NSW)

scarves, beanie's, fingerless gloves, toiletries

( especially male), drawstring bags, tote or shopping bags, tweedle mats and tweedle mats, facecloths,

JUNE

A BETTER LIFE FOR FOSTER KIDS (VIC)

Knitted or crochet blankets 1x1m and 1.2 x1.2m.Knitted crochet soft toys. Sewn bibs and toiletry bags. Children's singlets and PJ s

JUNE

COTTAGE BY THE SEA (VIC)

Knee rugs, 100 by 100 cms. Any colours. Knit, crochet or sew. The kids use them for their movie nights and will take them home.

JULY

WOMEN'S LIFE CENTRE LAVINGTON (NSW)

baby clothes for 000-3 in size. baby blankets, up to 120cm x 120cm, baby toiletries ( wipes baby shampoo, lotions etc.), maybe a special little something for Mum's doing it tough.

JULY

ST KILDA MUMS (VIC)

cot blankets (1.25m x 1.5m) and bassinet blankets (1m x 0.8m) and knitted teddies https://www.stkildamums.org/blogs/how-to-guides

JULY

NATIONAL HOMELESS COLLECTIVE (VIC)

Adult beanies, scarves and gloves - darker, gender neutral colours, it’s mostly older men and lots of them are sleeping rough so don’t want bright colours Blankets - lap size or single bed, any colour.  NO SQUARES

JULY CHALLENGE CLOSING JULY 31

RPAH - ICU PALLIATIVE CARE (NSW) 

30 Blankets 100 x 100cm or 80 x 120cm - acrylic preferred, bright colours

JULY CHALLENGE CLOSING WHEN TARGET REACHED

KINDNESS KITCHEN - CHALLENGE ONLY (VIC)

30 each of beanies, scarves & gloves. Adult sizes, dark gender neutral colours (no brights or pastels) 30 blankets - adult lap size or single bed.  NO SQUARES

JULY ONGOING CHALLENGE

STELLA MARIS SEAFARERS (NSW)

Beanies and scarves for needy seafarers.  Any colour for mostly men - they dont mind bright colours.

CHALLENGE Ending October 31 or until challenge met

CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT) - 60 - 100 Chemo hats/beanies

Soft beanies and chemo hats in adult sizes only. Seamless knit/ crocheted/loomed styles; no open or lacy patterns over the crown. Any yarn is acceptable, as long as it feels soft against bare skin. Please avoid green or orange or yellow framing the face (if possible). A variety of colours and sizes for different genders would be appreciated.

CHALLENGE ONGOING UNTIL TARGET MET

FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW) - 60 BEANIES FOR MEN AND WOMEN​

Beanies for men and women - unisex/neutral colours preferred.

CHALLENGE ONGOING

DANDELION SUPPORT NETWORK INC (NSW)

Blankets - bassinet, cot and single bed sizes. Small toys such as teddies.

Bassinet - 40 x 90cm, Cot – 80 x 120cm, Single bed size 150 x 180

AUGUST

AMANA LIVING (WA)

Lap blankets as well as twiddle blankets for dimenta patients

AUGUST

LOGAN AMPUTEES AND FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (QLD)

Beanies, Stump warmers (patterns available), fingerless gloves, child/adult wheelchair size blankets.

AUGUST

CHELLE’S SAVING STARFISH (VIC)

Adult size beanies and scarves for women going through breast cancer treatment. Any colour or pattern, they must be soft and not have large holes in the beanies, as the women are going through chemo and may lose their hair

- Lap size blankets, 1-1.2m x 1.2-1.5m size. Any colour or pattern

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

BETHLEHEM HOUSE HOBART (TAS)

20 each of Beanies & scarves and some fingerless gloves - adult sizes in unisex colours.​

AUGUST/OCTOBER CHALLENGE

VASEY RSL CARE FRANKSTON SOUTH (VIC)

Acrylic 8ply lap blankets 1 x 1 metre for very elderly Returned Service men and women living on their own and feeling the cold.

SEPTEMBER

BRIGALOW COUNTRY COMMUNITY CLUB (QLD)

Toiletries - specifically for men/shampoo & conditioner combined, deodorant- specifically for women/body wash, hand cream. After talking to Pam, I suggest that you can keep the cost of purchasing and postage down by donating $5.00 through Pam or myself. You can also buy a gift card, especially if a few of you are in the same group and post to me.

SEPTEMBER

GEELONG MUMS (VIC)

V- neck vests up to size 5, Knitted/Crochet Teddies/Toys, Cot Blankets 120cm x 150cm, Single Bed Blankets 120cm x 180cm, Pram Blankets 100cm sq, Single bed linen, Children's underwear up to 16yrs, bath towels, face washers, baby toiletries, body wash adults, family size shampoo/conditioner, Squares 25cm. Or if you'd prefer to send a coles, colesmyer or Woolworths gift card l can purchase items they need that way saves on heavy postage.

SEPTEMBER

KNITTING 4 BRISBANES NEEDY (QLD)

Mini Christmas Stockings - knit or crochet. Must be 12cm high from sole to opening and 6cm wide at opening to hold sweets and lollipops.

OCTOBER

BACKYARD HABITATS (QLD)

pouches 20 x 30cm (ratio 1 x 1.5) up to pillowcase size (sewn around 2 long sides and one short side leaving the other short side open - no need for a drawstring), nests all sizes, pouch liners cotton material, similar sizes to pouches, double sew (french seam) so no threads are showing that could choke an animal, wraps - cotton material hemmed with no threads showing 50cm up to 100cm square

OCTOBER

FRANKSTON HOSPITAL SPECIAL CARE NURSERY (VIC

Humidicrib covers 49cm x 87cm sewn, knit or crochet.  Small soft toys.

OCTOBER

HOBART CITY MISSION (TAS) 

Beanies, scarves, fingerless gloves - adult sizes in unisex colours.

OCTOBER CHALLENGE CLOSING OCT 31

RPAH - ICU PALLIATIVE CARE (NSW) - Numbers needed will be advised closer to challenge commencing

100 x 100cm or 80 x 120cm blankets - acrylic preferred, bright colours

NOVEMBER                                                                           

SHEKINAH HOUSE INC/SHOP 4 HOPE (TAS)

Beanies, scarves, gloves, warm socks and toiletries for mostly adults with a majority of men. Toiletry bags would also be nice.

DECEMBER

PORT MACQUARIE HOSPITAL ONCOLOGY UNIT (NSW)

Soft beanies and chemo hats in adult sizes only. Seamless knit/ crocheted/loomed styles; no open or lacy patterns over the crown. Any yarn is acceptable, as long as it feels soft against bare skin. Please avoid green or orange or yellow framing the face (if possible).​

DECEMBER

HATS FOR HOMELESS (NSW)

Beanies, scarves and fingerless gloves for adults and teens sleeping rough. Unisex colours like different blues, greens etc are useful and well received but they have said we should use colours and yarns we enjoy working with. 

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