First the handcrafted items. The website that originally shared this information was Bev's Country Cottage.
Accepting Handmade and other items:
From my friend Iris... "Here is the name/address/e-mail of the charity in Brooklyn, New York City who is taking the following (they told me they will take "in-kind" items), in GOOD condition only:
"warm clothes for babies and winter wear for other ages."
Here is how to contact them:
Red Hook Initiative
767 Hicks Street
Brooklyn New York 11231
More on redhook and needs--- https://redhook.recovers.org/
Handcrafted Items for Seniors"A friend in New York City donates to the Visiting Nurse Service of NY, and they would welcome handcrafted items for hurricane victims. Baby to elderly and everyone in-between. Washable yarn probably best."(Carol) Items can be sent asap.
Kathy Harrington, Volunteer Coordinator
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
107 E. 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Warm Items NeededFrom Mikey at the Crochet Crowd (two addresses for churches, please donate handmade items if you can):
Hurricane Sandy Relief c/o
Worship & Praise Community Church
11 Olympia Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
They are collecting new hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, toys for kids, gently used coats, household products...
Shelters in NeedThere are many shelters who are requesting sweatshirts, sweats, Depends, socks and underwear XL+
This particular shelter is serving medical/special needs persons.
You could call them to find out specifically about their needs
Park Slope Armory, 361 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Phone: (212) 912-2580)
Request for Handmade ItemsItems may be sent for now to Suzy Allen Designs, 31 Jeremy Circle, Nesconset, NY 11767
Items that are needed are cold weather items like
Please handmade items only and please let me know what’s on the way so we can let our postal carrier know!
You can find her on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/Chaintwomag
Make it Better Craftalong for Sandy Relief
Make hats, scarves, socks, blankets and more to warm the east coast affected by this storm.
Find them on Facebook
Items can be mailed to:
Soho Grand Hotel
310 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Compassion for AfricaWith Christmas just a short six weeks away, Compassion for Africa wants to help you with ideas for meaningful gifts that will change the world in Jesus' name for needy girls, boys, and families. All these gifts are guaranteed to put a smile on a loved one’s face and change the life of the recipient. Here’s our gift guide:
Pigs for Vulnerable Girls and Children with Handicaps
- A gift of $50 for a pair of pigs will provide a teenage girl in NE Ghana living savings account for school fees, school supplies, and personal items. A pair of pigs also prevents girls as young as 12 from being brutally forced and sold by their fathers into polygamous marriages.
- A pair of pigs for a child with a handicap can help the child attend school. Even if the child is physically unable take care of the pigs, their family will benefit from the pigs thus improving the wellbeing of the child and the entire family.
Metal sheets, doors, malaria netting, and windows for the Annie Gorman Medical Clinic in Namankwan, northeastern Ghana.
- $10 for a piece of metal sheeting for the roof (as soon as the roof is completed, two local Nazarene nurses, who also happen to be pastors, will start seeing patients at the clinic)
- $25 for a door (10 external and internal doors are needed)
- $20 for each malaria net to cover the 10 windows of the clinic (this is a health regulation of the government of Ghana)
- $100 for each of the 10 windows (this will cover the metal frames, glass, and installation of security bars)
- $200 will provide a teenage girl with a sewing machine, start-up materials such as needles, thread, sewing material, and scissors as well as a two-year apprenticeship with a local master seamstress.
- $3,200 will provide everything needed for a community well--a bore hole drilled well, concrete lining, a pump, and a concrete cap. Community wells provide clean water for 1,000+ people in a local community every day.
Please designate on your check the particular gift you are giving. Since Compassion for Africa is a small and nimble organization, we can guarantee that your gifts will go exactly for the purpose and project you designate.
We are in the process of designing a “Thank You” card on the Compassion for Africa website that you can print off and send to the loved one in whose honor you are purchasing one or more of the above gifts. We hope to have this online by Thanksgiving.
Be sure to check out the new look of www.compassionforafrica.org. Thank you to and God bless Mike Steeves for his many hours of work!
Thank you for your prayers and generous financial support. They really are changing the world one girl, one boy, one family, one community at a time for the glory of God and the healing of the world in Christ.