Land of 10,000 Lakes or 10,000 Knitting Charities?
Minnesota is known for being the Land of 10,000 Lakes but it could easily change its name to the Land of 10,000 Knitting Charities! If you’re looking for knitting charities to join in the great state of Minnesota, look no further. Covered here are just two of Minnesota’s worthwhile charities that would love having your hand-knitted items. If neither of these two suit your fancy, simply search for ‘knitting for charity in Minnesota, and you’ll find the other 9,998!
Bundles of Love
Where would the babies of Minnesota be without Bundles of Love? This caring knitting charity sends a baby home every 3.5 seconds with a bundle of desperately needed items. The bundles include clothing, bedding and any necessities. They also provide clothing for preemies, and burial outfits for the sweet little angles who passed away. To see a complete list of items included in each bundle visit the site of this knitting charity. Bundles of Love is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. They depend solely on the love, care and dedication of their volunteers and kind-hearted knitters like you. Suggestions for knitted items include afghans or afghans squares, infant sweaters, booties, hats, mittens or burial outfits. For more information, you can contact Mary Jo Prinsen at [email protected] or call 952-431-2867. The mailing address for Bundles of Love is: Bundles of Love 7975 166th Street West Lakeville, MN 55044
Range Center, Inc.
The Range Center in Chisholm, Minnesota is a non-profit organization that wears many hats. The caring people at The Range Center provide residential and vocational services to adults and children that have severe mental retardation and other related conditions. At the center, those with disabilities receive help with education, employment, and are encouraged to be active in the community. In the day training program, the clients can work at what they’re most interested in including candle making, recycling, outdoor chore service and recreational activities. The folks at The Range Center also operate SoHo Art Studio and Gallery where clients work in fully equipped graphic arts studios to create and duplicate original artwork. As you can see, the center is a busy place that provides vital service to those with disabilities. How can you help? Well, as you’ve probably figured out, it gets really cold in Minnesota during the winter. Much appreciated are donations of hats, mittens, scarves and lap blankets. Feel free to knit any item you want, in any size, and in any color. You can mail it to: The Range Center, Inc. P.O. Box 629 1001 NW 8th Ave. Chisholm, MN 55719 218-254-3347 Knitting charities are alive and well in Minnesota. If you have a little free time on your hands or need to fill in some ‘dead time’ during your daily commute, why not do a little charity knitting and help these knitting charities help others.