Good 4 Girls is a great organization to get involved with. Their goal is to help girls in Africa gain access to better menstrual protection. It’s something that we take for granted, but in areas of extreme poverty, they resort to using rags or newspaper for their menstrual needs. A lot of girls miss school during their cycle. And for crying out loud, it’s 2008, no one should have to bleed on newspaper. Donations of disposable sanitary napkins is NOT a good option because it creates the additional burden of waste disposal.
Good4Girls.org is seeking donations of reusable cloth menstrual pads. Whether you can sew or not, you can still donate to this cause to help keep girls in school and make moon time much more enjoyable for a fellow human being.
More Charitable Organizations for Crafty Folks
If you can sew, or knit, or crochet – there are lots of good causes to donate your time and talent. Here are some great organizations and initiatives to look into:
afghans for afghans
blankets for canada
crafters for critters
cubs for kids
cuddles for newborns
mother bear project
touching little lives
warm hearts warm babies
warm up america
Thanks to craftivism.com for all those great resources above!
Another charitable cause is Warming Families.org, a website to make stuff for homeless families – blankets, hats, scarves, mittens. Summer is the time to start crafting for those who will be cold this winter.
Senior centers and homes for elderly or disabled people would also be a great place to donate your goods along with low income programs like WIC, Salvation Army and your local Red Cross.
Know of any more? Please list additional charitable crafts in the comments and use the Share This button below to spread the word to all the crafty folk you know!