Where To Donate Yarn – Best Places/Causes To Give Unused Yarn

Do you have a stash of yarn taking up space? Here’s a list of organizations that would love to receive your donations! Learn where to donate your yarn so it can be put to good use.

Bags full of different colored yarn balls on a carpeted floor.

Best Places To Donate Your Unused Yarn Stash

Goodwill 

The yarn donated to Goodwill is sold in their stores, with the proceeds going to support their mission.

Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers are a special, handmade prosthesis providing a comfortable and beautiful alternative to traditional breast prosthetics for people who’ve gone through mastectomies or other procedures.

They’re made of gentle cotton, which makes them soft and comfortable to the skin. Knitted Knockers are a great way to help people struggling with the difficult effects of breast procedures.

The Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army sells the yarn that’s donated to them in their thrift stores. The proceeds go towards their programs and services.

Project Linus

This amazing charity provides handmade blankets to children in need, created by individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

Local Libraries 

Many local libraries accept donations of yarn for their knitting groups, crocheting programs, and arts and crafts projects.

Schools

Schools often have knitting/crafting clubs. Donations of a yarn collection would be greatly appreciated!

Senior Centers 

By donating yarn to a senior center, you can help keep elders engaged both mentally and physically in fun social programs.

Freecycle

Freecycle is a worldwide network of people who give and get free stuff. You can donate your yarn to individuals in need through Freecycle.

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Animal Shelters 

Animal shelters often accept donations of yarn, which are used as toys or stress-relievers for cats.

Local Yarn Stores

To support different causes, many stores have programs in place where they accept donations of yarn.

Ravelry Groups

Ravelry is a website for knitters and crocheters. You can join local yarn donation groups or start one yourself!

Nursing Homes

Many nursing homes accept donations of yarn to help encourage creativity and socialization among the residents.

Knitting 4 Peace

Knitting 4 Peace provides free yarn, knitting and crochet supplies to places like refugee camps, care homes, prisons, and hospitals. They also support textile departments at arts colleges. Their goal is to bring people from different backgrounds together through crafts.

Snuggles Project

The Snuggles Project is an organization that promotes providing pets with comfort while they wait for their forever homes. The project was founded in 1996 to help animals in shelters.

As part of their work, they provide security blankets called “Snuggles” to these animals.

Your Local Church

Churches often run programs that help support people in need, and they accept donations of yarn.

Homeless Shelters

Extra yarn donations are welcomed by many shelters as the yarn can be used during social programs for knitting or crocheting.

Binky Patrol

The organization provides blankets to babies to promote a sense of safety and security.

Local Charity Shops Or A Nearby Thrift Store

Making a yarn donation to a charity shop or thrift store is another great way to support a cause.

Warm Up America

Warm Up America is a great opportunity for those who want to donate blankets, hats, and scarves to those in need. Your donations are sent to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, American Red Cross chapters, senior centers, and more.

Conclusion

If you have yarn you don’t plan on using, consider giving it to charity. Many groups would love your donation. Not only will you be making a difference, you may also find joy in giving back!

Have you ever donated yarn? Where to? Or do you have suggestions for your fellow knitters? Tell me in the comments.

About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

Jodie Morgan - (Author and Founder)

jodie@knitlikegranny.com
Lives In: Chiang Mai, Thailand


Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on Ravelry.

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