As of July 1, 2019
Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:
- Blankets of all sizes
- Cotton blend (it is softer than 100% cotton) hats in all sizes and colors (for men, women, and children)
Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:
- Baby items (blankets, hats, sweaters, etc.)
- Large Blankets
- Winter Hats in all sizes
- Cotton blend hats in all sizes
- Shirt Protectors
Please note that we give you our current needs, not to say that you need to focus on these items, but because these are our most pressing items. We prefer you work on something that you enjoy doing and, as you know, we can find an outlet for anything you wish to donate.
Our pattern this month is one to go along with our Mystery Bag Project. Feel free to use it as the basis for your Mystery Blanket or, if you prefer, use a pattern of your own choosing.
It can be found HERE.
Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects
As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.
- Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
- Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
- Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
- Blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, no tie on’s if wheelchair blankets)
- Baby Blankets
- 32″ to 40″ square
- Rectangles from 32″ X 30″ and up
- Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
- Dialysis blankets: 60″ long. 30-32″ wide.
- Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
- Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
- SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
- Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
- Infant Hats, Must be stretchy. Full term newborn needs to fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
- Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
- Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.