2017 CHARITY OF THE MONTH -- GROUP PROJECTS CALENDAR.
Charities we will be supporting as a group -- currently January to October.  November and December will be added during the year.

MONTH
 NAME OF CHARITY
 ITEMS REQUIRED
  JANUARY
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CANBERRA (ACT)
Cheerful Beanies - toddler to 6 year old sizes. Children's Rugs - 90cm to 100cm good size.
  JANUARY
LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)
Cardigans/jumpers/sets in premmie & new born sizes. Bootees in premmie & new born sizes. Blankets/wraps from pram to cot size. Teddy bears or any other knit toys. NO BEANIES
  JANUARY
RANDWICK/ROYAL NORTH SHORE/SYDNEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and RONALD McDONALD HOUSE (NSW
Teddies only at this stage. The one they have seen is the Red Cross smaller teddy pattern (will put a copy in our files) but any pattern is fine 
  FEBRUARY
FSG SOUTHPORT (QLD)
Mental Health Centre in Ballina - Twiddlemuffs. Homeless – pocket book slippers (these fit in a toiletry bag - pattern available)
FEBRUARY
KNITTING FOR AUST RESCUE DOGS (NSW)
dog coats, knitted squares, toys, blankets
 FEBRUARY
WERRIBEE MERCY HOSPITAL SPECIAL CARE NURSERY (VIC)
Crocheted or Knitted rugs using cotton, acrylic or pure wool 60cm x 60cm, Sewn or quilted rugs 1m x 1m. These items are used in the nursery & often taken home by parents.
FEBRUARY
ST LUKES ANGLICARE BENDIGO (VIC)
Adult and Children's beanies, hand warmers, rugs
 MARCH
ROCKHAMPTON HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (QLD)
beanies scarfs socks fingerless gloves mittens blanket squares sewn knit or crochet for men women and children
 MARCH
GOLD COAST ANGELS FOR THE FORGOTTEN (QLD)
Angel blankets(100cm x 100cm youth blankets (140cm x 200cm) scarves, beanies, jumpers of all sizes.  NO TOYS
 MARCH
THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW)
80 black/brown beanies (large) and scarves for men. 80 plain coloured beanies and scarves for women. Children's beanies and scarves. Blankets, rugs and 25cm squares. Baby blankets. Aboriginal colours (red, black, yellow) are also acceptable.  Thick warm bedsocks for men
 MARCH
EAGLEBY SOUTH STATE SCHOOL (QLD)
Royal Blue jumpers/cardigans for ages 6 - 12 (must be royal blue only please) - NO HOODS
 APRIL
DEPT CHILD PROTECTION MIDLAND (WA)
Baby items up to 3 year old. Clothing for children of all ages. Can be knit, crochet or store bought.
 APRIL
SYDNEY HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (NSW)
Beanies, scarves and fingerless gloves in dark colours. Blankets, rugs and 25cm squares in any colours. Aboriginal colours (red, black, yellow) are also acceptable
 APRIL
VINNIE'S VAN (St Vincent dePaul food van) (TAS)
All items are for homeless adults, mostly males. A single, darker colour is requested for ALL items (no stripes, colourwork etc) and gender neutral or masculine patterns are preferred. They have requested: blankets (single person size), scarves, jumpers (large men’s sizes, e.g. L, XL or 2XL), gloves, mittens and beanies. Please note that BLANKETS & JUMPERS are the most needed items!
 APRIL
CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)
Soft beanies and chemo hats, adult sizes only, any soft yarn that feels soft against bare skin, lacy/open pattern lovely on hem or brim, but not suitable over crown. (Please avoid green colours). Kneerugs (90cm - 100cm good size).
 MAY
WINMALEE COMMUNITY LUNCH (NSW
small knee rugs, adult beanies, mittens and scarves (Plus a possible Challenge for a small number of newborn baby garments jackets/bonnets/booties)
 MAY
AVA GRACE NO FOOTPRINT TOO SMALL (NSW)
angel pockets, premmie sized outfits (clothes, cocoons, beanies, mittens, booties) for girls and boys. NO BLANKETS
 MAY
GEELONG INCLUSIVE (Women's Refuge) (VIC)
Beanies and slippers for the women. Any colours.
 MAY
THE MOVEMENT SYDNEY (NSW)
Gloves, beanies, scarves, socks etc for the homeless (estimated split 70% men/ 30% women) Aboriginal colours (red, black, yellow) are also acceptable
 JUNE
CAPRICORN ANIMAL AID (QLD)
dog coats all sizes blankets cat and dog toys sewn knit or crochet
 JUNE
VIC VARIETY BASH August (VIC)
Toys -- any
 JUNE
CAIRNS STREET LEVEL YOUTH CARE (QLD)
Beanies, Gloves and Blankets Aboriginal colours (red, black, yellow) are also acceptable
 JUNE
PICKING UP THE PIECES (NSW)
beanies, fingerless and normal gloves, scarves and full size blankets (no squares this year thank you). darker neutral or masculine colours - no female or childrens colours please.
 JULY
SPECIAL CARE NURSERY ALBURY WODONGA HEALTH (VIC)
Babies hats and cardigans sizes 00000 to 000. This project is to provide clothing to keep the premmie and sick babies warm whilst in the Special Care Unit
JULY
ANIMAL RESCUES APPEAL (NSW)
dog coats, cat toys, blankets
 JULY
WOMEN'S LIFE CENTRE ALBURY (NSW)
baby clothes premmie to 6 months
 AUGUST
BEXLEY PARK AGED CARE (NSW)
80 womens cowls and/or scarves and 50 mens scarves 13cm (30sts) wide x 110cm long please
 AUGUST
LIFE'S LITTLE TREASURES FOUNDATION (TAS)
tiny teddies (knit/crochet) pastel colour, no neck ribbons
 AUGUST
LOGAN HOUSE FIRE SUPPORT NETWORK (QLD)
Trauma Teddies, other cuddly toys, items such as colouring or story books, pencils etc to keep children occuplied while parents deal with authorities following a house fire.  Travel size toiletries for emergency packs.
 SEPTEMBER
St. GEORGE AGED CARE FACILITY and FAIRMONT AGED CARE (NSW)
95 womens cowls and/or scarves and 75 mens scarves 13cm (30sts) wide x 110cm long please
 SEPTEMBER
KNITTING 4 BRISBANES NEEDY (QLD)
Mini Christmas Stockings
 SEPTEMBER
MIRACLE BABIES FOUNDATION (NSW)
Items for their Memory Boxes - 2 of each the same, Memory Blanket and Pillow sets (Sewn) and Teddy Bear (knitted) -
 SEPTEMBER
GEELONG CROCHET FOR CANCER (VIC)
Chemo Caps and Knee Rugs 1m x 1m (just big enough to drape over legs) http://www.crochetforcancer.org/donate/cap-donation-guidelines/
 OCTOBER
DEPT CHILD PROTECTION (WA)
Toys for all ages
 OCTOBER
BACKYARD HABITAT WILDLIFE RESCUE (QLD)
20cm up to 40cm wide rectangular pouches acrylic only, all pouches will be lined so outside is not important except that they need to wash well - similar size liners cotton only, no synthetics (flannelette OK but nothing tiny claws can get caught in) french seams preferred but overlocked seams will be accepted too, and hems please, no areas where fraying can occur and cause choking hazards - birds nests all sizes, acrylic
 OCTOBER
MURRIN BRIDGE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY (NSW)
All in Black, Red and Yellow please - childrens and audlts knitted or crocheted items for winter, toys and blankets. Lighter items for spring and autumn. They would also be happy to receive any new clothing items for the children from newborn to 16 years of age, male and female.
 NOVEMBER
WESTERN SYDNEY CARE TEDDIES (NSW)
Teddies and other toys - knit or crochet.
 NOVEMBER
RAISE THE GONG (NSW)
Chemo caps, scarves, beanies and slippers similar to this pattern www.allfreeknitting.com/Knitted-Slippers/grandmas-simple-knit-slippers
 NOVEMBER
A BETTER LIFE FOR FOSTER KIDS (VIC)
hand knitted toys and blankets no sewn on attachments all must be embroidered on
  NOVEMBER
NATIVE ANIMAL TRUST FUND (NATF) (NSW)
Wildlife Pouches 20cm wide by 25cm tall but any size will fit some animal at some time or another. Largest size 60cm by 60cm Any colour, any colour combinations, any wool 8ply to chunky, furry to thick so we're useful for those end of project balls of wool.
 DECEMBER
TINY TAILS RESCUE ADELAIDE (SA)
Kitten rugs and toys. Knit, crochet or sewn. Polar fleece very popular with carers. NO coats please, still have lots from last year. Rugs to be maximum of 50cm square and no smaller than 40cm square. Single 8ply thickness, no bulky yarns. Think tiny kittens.
 DECEMBER
PERTH HOMELESS SUPPORT GROUP (WA)
Beanies, gloves and fingerless gloves in black and dark colours, majority in men's sizes.
 DECEMBER
RSPCA and HUNTER ANIMAL RESCUE & Doggy Rescue Newcastle (NSW)
Blankets (Knit/sew/crochet) also Cat beds. Cat & Dog toys, Dog treat pouches, Dog jackets/coats all sizes. H.A.R. - Doggy toys, dog/cat shaped toys - Purple is HAR colour, but any colour ok DRN Large Blankets 70cm x 70cm to 90cm square. Male dog long 50-60cm skinny knitted coats.  Snoods