Philippines Relief for Knitters
It’s hard to help every time disaster strikes around the world but hearing about the enormity of the damage done in the Philippines is really shocking. The knitting community is always one of the first to jump in and make a difference. Often times it means monetary donations but we love making things for those in need. That’s something that I really love – we’re givers.
I just wanted to take a minute today and shout out some ways that knitters can donate to typhoon relief. There are a lot of wonderful people donating their profits for fundraising and I love that.
Osprey in Storm
First, Quince and Co is donating 10% of their profits today to NAFCON. I would definitely get in on that today if you’re not on a yarn diet. Apparently the wonderful people at Ricefield Collective suggested that charity so I’m sure they do great work.
Speaking of Ricefield Collective, if you’re not familiar with their amazing work, you should check them out. They are already doing great things helping women in the Philippines earn money by selling gorgeous (I mean seriously gorgeous) hand knit accessories. According to their blog, the storm missed them but Ricefield will be donating 10% of sales through Thanksgiving to send aid to the effected parts. They are also collecting toys which they plan to distribute through their networks in the Philippines.
Finally, Romi Hill is donating $5 to Doctors Without Boarders for each Brandywine and Sakaki pattern purchased. She’s used these patterns in the past to raise money for DWB after the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan and has already donated over $20,000 from the sales of these patterns. Pretty incredible.
Of course, there are many other ways to help. Donating money directly to reputable charities is always an option that I know a lot of people feel most comfortable doing. Unfortunately, in times like these, it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s doing the best work. That being said, it warms my heart to see how knitters are all coming together to help in the ways they know best.
Feel free to post with other fundraisers in the comments!
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