Thursday, August 20, 2009

Charitable Crafting Opportunities

Here are a couple of the charitable projects I’m working on right now in case you’re interested in joining these efforts.

Stitches on the Bridge

Source: Stitches on the Bridge project

Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebrates the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth as well as Scotland’s rich culture and heritage. I’m contributing towards this to honor my family’s heritage.

Stitches on the Bridge is an effort to cover Skye Bridge with knit or crocheted scarves of specific dimensions as part of Homecoming Scotland celebrations. Skye Bridge links the Isle of Skye with the mainland in the West Highlands of Scotland. The panels will be installed on the bridge on Oct. 22 and dismantled on Oct. 26. All items made will be sold to raise money for local charities and community groups.

Deadline: September 25, 2009 (your project must be received by this date at the latest)

Information and Guidelines: Stitches on the Bridge project

The Butterfly Project: Holocaust Museum Houston

Source: Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies to form an exhibition scheduled for 2012 in remembrance of all the children who died in the holocaust.

Deadline: June 30, 2011

Information and Guidelines: The Butterfly Project

Other Opportunities

If you’re looking for other charitable projects, here are a few resources to explore:


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I can't knit but I can make a butterfly! What a lovely way to remember those innocent souls.

It puts my problems in prospective to think about that.

Thanks for the informtion, June!

Diane Schuller said...

oh my goodness. Those butterflies to commemorate those lost in the holocaust is one powerful idea! And what a cute idea for the bridge :)

I love the diversity in these two -- both very worthy.

Storybook Woods said...

Thank you for posting this. I have a lot of family lost in the Holocaust. We will have to make a butterfly xoxoxo Clarice

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi June,

I can't knit, and I barely crochet, so I'm not of much use to the first link. I think I will explore the butterfly link, though. I have been interested in more projects like this....projects that make a difference.