In 2014, we will begin a new Charity Crochet Outreach Program. This year, we have received over 400 requests to mention charities and programs that happen throughout the world on The Crochet Crowd Network.
Our charity of choice has been Crafting For A Cure. With the over 400 requests, we have been reminded hundreds of times that there is more than just one charity in the world that is worthy of recognition. We would like to identify this by helping our crocheters find charities that are closer to home.
We understand that shipping to Canada is an issue due to high postage costs. Our charity of choice may not be the charity you wish to support as well. For us here, at The Crochet Crowd, we have received import fees of $320 for the last run on the Crochet-Arium Creatures due to packages not being labelled as a gift. Even for us, it can be expensive.
Diva Dan will be coordinating the effort to create a master list of charities in North America that should be listed in our charity guide. Our mission is to find charities within your communities that will take yarn donations, crafting donations and financial donations related to crochet. This will allow you to keep your donations closer to your communities. This will help you give back and save money by finding local places within your reach where you can make a difference.
We will be forming a list of charities, with your help, for every State and Province in North America. We will be asking for your help to locate these charities.
We would like to receive an email from you telling us the following:
- Name of Charity
- Full Address for Charity with Phone Number
- Website Address
- What is their mission? State in only 2 sentences.
- Official Charity Number to validate the charity is legit.
Please email us at MikeysHelpDesk@hotmail.com In the Subject Line, please type Charity Listings.
To ensure that our listings are legit and trustworthy, we will only be listing charities with registered charity numbers. We applaud 1000’s of groups, schools and churches who do collections for charities. We have a responsibility to ensure the information we present is accurate. We prefer to list the charities directly and not 1000’s of micro groups all over that are supporting the same charity. Please ensure the charity you are suggesting is related to our mission.
With our new program, you will not receive individual recognition like we have been doing with Crafting For a Cure donations. Giving donations comes from your heart and if you do participate in charity already, like we do, you know how great it feels. The local charity you choose should be the one to extend you gratitude and appreciation for your hard work.
Listings should appear on our website in early 2014.
On behalf of my team, we thank you sincerely!
Michael, Cathy, Daniel and Colleen