2018 CHARITY OF THE MONTH -- we will be supporting the following charities this year.
Calendar is set from January to November, with December to be added later in the year.

MONTH
 NAME OF CHARITY
 CHARITY'S WISHLIST
JANUARY
LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)
Bears or knitted toys / animals – no real criteria other than no buttons or ‘bits’ sewn on that could come loose and form a choking hazard Cardigans / sets Booties / mittens Throws or wraps – pram or cot size – no set criteria in terms of style or size just large enough to put over a bub in a pram or cot
JANUARY
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CANBERRA (ACT)
Knitted/crocheted animals - NO TEDDY BEARS please. We find the children are more receptive to different animals. Premature baby rugs/blankets - 40cm x 40cm would be good in a variety of boy and girl colours - soft & gentle to wrap around tiny infants.
JANUARY
FNQ CROCHET FOR CANCER (QLD) ( supplied to Gordonvale Palliative hospital, Liz Plummer cancer centre and Kowanyama health centre)
Blankets 80 x 80 men and women Crochet or knit bright colours all acrylic and adult beanies acrylic and bright colours
FEBRUARY
KNITTING FOR AUST RESCUE DOGS (NSW)
Dog coats, blankets all sizes, dog & cat toys, squares
FEBRUARY
CORNERSTONE CONTACT CENTRE (Dandenong VIC)
Items for Men - dark colour beanies, fingerless gloves, scarves, socks
FEBRUARY
WAGEC (Woman & Girls Emergency Centre) (NSW)
Beanies & Scarves from small children thru to Ladies any colours, Single Bed Blankets and double bed size blankets - more single than double 75% to 25%) (i can arrange to pick these up from Macquarie or Hornsby K & N) 25cm (10") crochet or knit squares also accepted
MARCH
THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW)
60 beanies scarves and socks (bought socks are most acceptable too) in plain dark colours for delivery June. NO 'women's colours' or children's items please
MARCH
CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)
Adults only SOFT beanies and chemo hats/caps (seamless, no open pattern over crown, avoid green colour please). Also kneerugs (90cm - 100cm) and soft, warm neck scarves.
MARCH
WERRIBEE MERCY HOSPITAL SPECIAL CARE NURSERY (VIC)
Crocheted or knitted blankets using cotton, acrylic or pure wool 60cm x 60cm. Sewn or quilted blankets 1m x 1m. These items are used in the nursery & often taken home by parents
APRIL
CARE ESSENTIALS FOR SYDNEY HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (NSW)
Hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, socks (bought is fine), blankets, 25cm squares. Only dark plain colours for clothing. Blankets and squares can be any colours. Please work in all ends on squares. You can leave a 40cm tail on squares for sewing up if you want to. NO children's items please
APRIL
ALBURY/WODONGA CAREVAN (NSW)
anything Aboriginal colours as there are many homeless/semi homeless in Albury/Wodonga Mens beanies,fingerless gloves, unisex scarves, larger men's jumpers, toiletriesoothbrushes, toothpaste, roll on deodorant, soap, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, face washer, tissues and wet wipes , anything homeless/semi homeless can use
APRIL
LOGAN HOUSE FIRE SUPPORT NETWORK (QLD)
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, childrens toiletry rolls. Blankets, beanies, scarves, and socks in winter
APRIL
WINMALEE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE (NSW)
jumpers/cardigans, beanies for toddlers/pre-schoolers
MAY
CAIRNS STREET LEVEL YOUTH CARE (QLD) (meals and support for homeless youth from young children to age 21)
Gloves, beanies, for boys and girls some aboriginal coloured, knitted toys ( not too large)
MAY
WOOLLONGONG HOMELESS HUB (NSW) www.wefh.org.au
Fingerless Gloves, Scarves and Beanies for Men, Women and Children. Plus Adult socks
MAY
VIC VARIETY BASH (VIC)
Toys - any
MAY
WIRES CENTRAL WEST (NSW)
Joey pouches when finished need to be 35cm (14in) wide by 45cm (18in) high or 30cm (12in) wide by 40cm (16in) high rectangular bags (or similar sizes) made from 8ply or thicker wool, or natural fibres (no acrylic). They need to be knitted in garter or stocking stitch so feet or claws cannot get caught in the stitching. We can stitch them together if needed
JUNE
ANIMAL RESCUES APPEAL (NSW)
Dog Coats, Blankets - all sizes, Knitted Squares, dog & cat toys
JUNE
ST LUKES ANGLICARE BENDIGO (VIC)
Child's beanies and Scarves Baby/toddler beanies, tops, cardigans and booties Baby blankets Lap rugs Larger rugs for beds
JUNE
HATS OF HOPE (VIC)
Soft adult chemo hats/beanies. Seamless if possible. Lace and open work suitable on borders, but body of hat should be closed stitches. Please avoid wool, mohair, alpaca and ribbon/eyelash type yarns due to skin sensivity. Green and yellow hues best avoided is possible. Knitted, crocheted and sewn hats all most welcome
JULY
ANE International www.aneinternational.org (NSW)
Soft knitted scarves suitable for children and/or adults. Knitted or crocheted toys
JULY
BIKERS DEFENDING CHILDREN (TAS)
Toys (sewn, knit, crochet, purchased) approx ages 3-16
JULY
PERTH HOMELESS SUPPORT GROUP (WA)
Beanies, scarves, gloves, fingerless gloves, majority in men's sizes
AUGUST
RONALD MCDONALD FAMILY ROOMS AND HOUSE, SYDNEY AND NORTH SHORE HOSPITALS (NSW)
Knitted or Crocheted Teddies and Toys
AUGUST
WOOMERA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION ALBURY (NSW)
Aboriginal colours beanies, scarves, jumpers/cardigans all sizes.
AUGUST
ALL 4 KIDS (TAS)
Toiletry bag items - toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, facewashers, soap, disposable razors, travel combs
SEPTEMBER
KNITTING FOR BRISBANES NEEDY (QLD)
mini Christmas stockings
SEPTEMBER
YOUNG PARENTS SUPPORT PROGAM (UNITING CARE) (TAS)
Childrens items age newborn - 3. Prefer gender neutral or boys colurs as the majority of donations they receive are in girls colours. Knitted teddies would also be appreciated.
SEPTEMBER
WESTERN SYDNEY CARE TEDDIES & TOYS (NSW)

Knitted, crocheted or sewn care teddies or toys for children in need
OCTOBER
ALBURY WOMEN'S LIFE CENTRE (NSW)
anything baby up to 6 months, baby blankets
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
DEPT CHILD PROTECTION (WA)
Toys for all ages
NOVEMBER
TINY TAILS RESCUE ADELAIDE (SA)
Kitten rugs and toys. Rugs to be 40-50cm sq approx. No thicker than single 8-ply. Knit, sewn or crochet
NOVEMBER
RAISE THE GONG (NSW)
Chemo caps, scarves, beanies and slippers similar to this pattern https://www.favecrafts.com/Knit-Socks-and-Slippers/Grandmas-Knitted-Slippers