Archive for the ‘Giving Back’ Category

We love when we see partnerships between home grown efforts and big retailers; being able encourage charitable handcrafters at a larger scale. Just like the “Share the Warmth” campaign by Lands’ End. For the second year they have partnered up with Warm Up America! to provide needy families with knit or crochet afghans for the upcoming fall and winter months. It’s one thing to partner up to help promote / contribute to the cause for a short time (and in turn boost product sales — you know who they are), it’s quite another to embrace the cause and promote it with a devoted web page, free patterns and awesome video tutorials by the very talented Knit & Crochet Now! PBS Series host Brett Bara. The tutorials and patterns focus on beginners, getting newbies excited about the art of knit or crochet and giving back!

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Craft for Hope, an organization that gets the crafting community together to share handmade goods to those less fortunate, has opened an Etsy store to raise money for victims of the recent tragedy in Haiti.  The collected proceeds from the sales of the donated goods will be going to Doctors without Borders, an independent medical humanitarian organization.  Crafters, such as Lindamade (who we love), are donating to the cause.  Also for this weekend only Lindamade will be donating part of the sales of her book to the Red Cross. For where to buy her book click here.

Craft for Hope is also taking more donations. Check out their website for more information if you would like to give.

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