If you love to knit but have struggled to find a place to share your creations for charity, consider Southeast Florida Head Huggers (aka Caps & Wraps)
If you live in Florida, I suspect that you may have a difficult time finding a home for your handknitted creations.
I’ve heard time and again from eager knitting Floridians: “Where can I donate my handknits? Florida never seems to get cold enough for the warm things I love to make!”
For the so-called snowbirds that live happily in Florida during the winter months, the always-temperate climate is a relief. But for knitters who enjoy the craft but can only knit so many washcloths and dishcloths, a good cold snap might be appreciated occasionally!
However, you don’t need to wish for a sudden ice age to converge upon Florida in order to happily knit for charity there!
Making Caps and Wraps for Charity in Florida
Aline Zucker introduced me to her group Southeast Florida Head Huggers aka Caps & Wraps back in 2013.
The fabulous knitters, crocheters, and sewists who make up this group work tirelessly to create a variety of items for cancer patients undergoing treatment, both adults and children. These include:
- Chemo caps
- Wraps and shawls
- Tote bags
If there’s something you love to create, chances are good that this group can find a place to donate them!
This group has donated and continues to donate to hospitals, oncology centers, and support groups in the Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach areas. In short, they fill needs that many of us in colder climates can’t imagine need filling in a warm location like Florida!
Yes, You Can Knit for Charity in Florida
If you love to knit and you live in Florida, you can help this group too!
You can contact Aline at [email protected] at any time if you’d like more information, especially if you want to know how you can make the biggest impact! Aline is always happy to welcome new makers.
Other ways you can help: got any Floridian crafting friends? Point them to this group! This is especially true for those who sew, as they might not normally visit a website about charity knitting. 😉
Also, if you have excess yarn you’re looking to unload, definitely contact Aline; she will be more than happy to accept the donated yarn and distribute it to other group members.
If you’re a Floridian who loves to knit and has despaired of finding a place to donate your creations, despair no more! This is the perfect opportunity to share your love and help make Florida a better place through your yarn. ❤️