Community & Charity: The Mission Statement of Craftsy Cares
During Christmas of 2012, we here at Craftsy headquarters experienced an overwhelming success with a hat drive posted on the Craftsy blog, and it became clear we have an incredibly compassionate community. To help connect our talented members with meaningful causes, we decided to start Craftsy Cares, a place where crafters can unite and use their talents for social causes.
The goal of Craftsy Cares is to partner with inspiring non-profit organizations and to provide purposeful, craft-related support that makes an impact for those in need.
Check back here to connect with featured organizations and share your craft to spread some joy. Learn it, Make it, Tag it, and Give it with the Craftsy Cares program.
How can you get involved?
View our current Craftsy Cares projects below, which will connect you to wonderful organizations. Also, if you are looking for further ways to donate your time and/or crafting abilities, see the following recommendations:
Current & Past Projects: Craftsy Cares
The holidays are often a time of happiness and abundance. Yet for children in need, this season can be just another reminder of their struggles. That’s where our Craftsy community comes in — standing 9 million strong. Together with Project Linus, our goal is to create handmade blankets to bring these children comfort during the holidays and beyond. Learn more here
A Monster to Love is an organization run by a father and his two young sons that donates adorable stuffed monsters for children in need. Craftsy has put out a call for monsters from our members for the past couple of years, with wonderful results. Learn more here
Sewers, now is your time to shine! Help support Crafty Cares in partnering with ConKerr Cancer
, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of chronically ill children as they undergo treatment. Sew beautiful pillowcases to bring joy to children in hospitals across the world. Click here
for details on how you can help, the pillowcase pattern and finding a chapter near you.
FREE Gift Tag
Click here to download a special Craftsy Cares gift tag to attach to your crafted contribution! We appreciate your gifts and know your gift will be cherished. We hope you’ve had fun making your project. Post pictures to your Craftsy profile and share with the community!
Past Projects for Craftsy Cares
Last September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, Craftsy Cares partnered with the Be the Difference Foundation
and their “Love My Scarf” project in support of those battling this disease. Help the “Love My Scarf” project reach their goal of collecting 10,000 scarves this month by creating a scarf to be provided to women in cancer centers. Your scarf donation can be knitted, embroidered, embellished, crocheted or any other medium you prefer! Find out more here
Craftsy Cares is ecstatic to announce our partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with pediatric cancer. Join us and help make a child’s day by creating a new blanket, toy or more and send all items to:
Vilma M. CarnahanALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Non-Monetary Gifts Specialist
595 N Parkway
**Please note handmade gifts must be crafted with brand new materials, made in a pet- and smoke-free environment and packed individually in ziplock bags without personal information attached. Be sure to download a FREE Craftsy Cares gift tag to include a note to the child who will love your gift. See more.
Calling all quilters! Craftsy Cares is partnering with the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project
for the month of April. Join us in supporting this amazing cause as they work to develop effective screening and hopefully a cure for Ovarian Cancer. You can help by donating quilts for their yearly auction to help fund further research. Quilts are welcomed through May 31st. See more
Join Craftsy Cares in partnering with Volunteers of America to help senior citizens across the country. As the frigid winter weather is still upon us, shawls, lap blankets and scarves have been requested by seniors to keep them cozy. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day and warm a senior citizen’s heart with a handmade garment. Create your item, write a note and send it to the Volunteers of America nearest you!
This holiday season Craftsy has partnered with the National Coalition of the Homeless
in a joint effort to Keep Out the Cold for homeless children this winter. Our goal is to donate 10,000 new or homemade pieces of clothing: hats, sweaters, gloves, scarves and blankets, or any other clothing items that will keep a child warm. Help Keep out the Cold for a homeless child by knitting, crocheting, sewing or quilting warming items.
If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, consider “Tying one on,” and giving a homemade treat to someone in need. On November 21st, Craftsy is sponsoring National Tie One On Day, an event that takes place on the eve of Thanksgiving. Create an apron with a custom pattern and participate with others all over the country in giving a gift of a tasty treat to a neighbor, loved one, or anyone in need.