Where to Donate
This is a list of suggested charities to get you started. Please contact charities in your local area before donating to make sure they are accepting donations and to find out if they have any suggestions as to what type of item they need or restrictions on supplies used (i.e. Operation Write Home has card size recommendations and asks that you not use glitter). If you have a charity you would like to see listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
January: Birthday Cards
Suggested Recipients: Youth Shelters, Homeless Shelters, Hospitals, Operation Write Home
February: Lollipop Covers
Suggested Recipients: Youth Shelters, Head-Start Daycares, Domestic Violence Shelters, Hospitals
Suggested Recipients: Hospitals, Hospices, Assisted Living Facilities
Suggested Recipients: Homeless and Youth Shelters, Women’s Shelters, Assisted Living Facilities
May: Floral Topiaries
Suggested Recipients: Women’s Shelters, Hospitals, Intensive Care Units, and Hospices
June: Patriotic Cards
Suggested Recipients: Cards for Soldiers, Operation Write Home
Suggested Recipients: Literacy Programs, Elementary Schools,
Operation Kid Equip
August: All-Purpose Cards
Suggested Recipients: Hospitals, Hospice, Operation Write Home, Cards for Soldiers
September: Door Décor
Suggested Recipients: Assisted Living Facilities, Hospices, Retirement Communities, Schools
October: Treat Buckets
Suggested Recipients: Children’s Hospitals, Family Assistance Facilities
Suggested Recipients: Soup Kitchens, Meal Delivery Programs, Assisted Living Facilities
December: Paper Trees
Suggested Recipients: Assisted Living Facilities, Transitional Living Facilities, Domestic Violence Shelters.
More information under “Charitable Crafting Groups” below.
Charitable Crafting Groups
- Cards for Soldiers
See website for specific size and theme requests.
Send cards to:
Cards for Soldiers
5 Spicebush Circle
Litchfield, NH 03052
- Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness
Founded and run by a Florida teenager, Love Letters “creates positive and inspirational homemade
for children with life-threatening illnesses.”
- Life Books
General effort to create scrapbooks for kids in foster homes.
- Needle and ThREAD: Stitching for Literacy
- Operation: Kid Equip
Provides free school supplies, books, hygiene items, food and clothing to students in need across metro Detroit. They would love handmade bookmarks to place inside donated books.
- Operation Write Home
OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America, then send them out to soldiers
to help them keep in touch with loved ones at home.
- Rose of Durham – Ontario, Canada
Works with young parents in Durham Region by providing supportive programming so they may build a better future for themselves and for their children.
Would like Birthday Cards, Mother’s Day Cards and Christmas Cards.
Additional charitable ideas
- Donate your extra supplies to women’s shelters, children’s hospitals, and schools.
- Create projects to be sold in charitable auctions.
- Volunteer to teach crafting classes at retirement communities and women’s shelters.