It is the time of year when we reach out a little more to those in need. There are many organizations in the world that use their cross stitch skills for good and help raise money and awareness for various causes. No matter what the cause is, there is a specific cross stitch charity our there to lend a helping hand. Use your Cross Stitch skills to help do good. These charities help others by sharing Cross Stitch Creations. These are just a few, there are so many more out there. Check your local... area for city and state specific charities that lend a hand in your neighborhood.
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Embroidered designs are stitched into quilts and given to families of premature babies as a special remembrance. There are local chapters of this charity. Check your local hospital for details or chapters.
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Quilts are sewn and given to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Again, there may be a local chapter at your neighborhood hospital or church. If you can not find one, start it up yourself. You can have a quilting bee and sewing circle.
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Cuddle cushions, stitched from kid-friendly designs, are given to children who are burn victims. This is a very special organization that helps children. Check your local hospital and auxiliary for more details. Stitch these up with a few friends and start your own chapter.
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Formed in 1999, Cuddles is a volunteer, non-profit organization in the United Kingdom that supports families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth by providing a nightgown or blanket. You can get a simple blanket or nightgown and stitch something personal on it. It is a wonderful memorial for a family that is hurting. Check local listings on their website for chapters in the United StatesContinue to 5 of 10 below.
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Love Quilts, an organization with chapters around the world, provides embroidered quilts for children who are seriously ill. You can check with children specific hospitals for more information.
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Operation Teddy Bear Organization in France. Cross Stitch a Teddy Bear or other kid-friendly design for a sick child. There are similar organizations in the United States and Canada. Check their website for a local club. If you can't find one, start your own!
07 of 10Cross Stitch a Teddy Bear or other Kid-friendly design for a sick child. Stitches of Love and Kindness
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Founded in 2001, Stitches of Love and Kindness is a non-profit organization that makes quilts and cushions for children and adults with long-term illnesses as a way to show support during a difficult time. Stitchers may join at no cost and there is no deadline for stitching.This is a wonderful organization for those of us who just want to stitch and not sure what to do with the finished project.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Rainbow Pillows or Regenboogkussens is a Dutch initiative whose goal is to brighten the life of those who can use some moral support. This project is limited to Europe, but the members invite you to copy the initiative in the country in which you live.This is a wonderful organization that will lift spirits and help with mental health issues. Although this is a Dutch organization, you can start one in your own neighborhood. Create positive affirmations and leave them around town or give them... someone in need.
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This group of cross stitchers and quilters from around the world make lap quilts, pillows, walker bags, tote bags, greeting cards, and bookmarks to give to children in need and to the elderly in nursing homes. Participate by joining the WOCS Yahoo Group.
Charity Begins at Home
There are so many charities out there that will gladly accept donations. If you can't find one for the cause that you support, why not start your own. It is a great way to spread the word about the cause and help those in need at the same time. It is win for everyone!