2019 CHARITY OF THE MONTH -- we will be supporting the following charities this year as a group.
There will be additional Charities added towards the end of the year.

MONTH
 NAME OF CHARITY
 CHARITY'S WISHLIST
 
 
 
JANUARY
LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)
Blankets – both the larger and smaller (pram / knee size ones) 55cm square or 70 x 50cm oblong
Cardigans / Jumpers / sets
Booties and mittens
Teddy bears – or any type of knitted toy
NO BEANIES
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
FEBRUARY
PERTH HOMELESS SUPPORT GROUP (WA)
Items for Men - dark colour beanies, fingerless gloves, scarves, socks
 
 
 
FEBRUARY
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
 
 
 
FEBRUARY
KNITTING FOR AUST RESCUE DOGS (NSW)
knitted, crocheted or sewn dog coats,
knitted or crocheted blankets - knee rug size or smaller,
knitted or crocheted squares.
cat & dog toys
 
 
 
 MARCH
CAREVAN ALBURY-WODONGA (NSW)
 fingerless gloves, socks beanies, scarves, personal hygiene products including feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, drawstring bags ( preferably with waterproof backing) - can be made from old curtains, jumpers up to 7xl for both sexes, tracksuit pants up to 3xl,  t-shirts/polo shirts up to 7xl. ( there are a lot of homeless in Albury/Wodonga who are larger and who are often forgotten), I try to include a little something special for the women like a cheap perfume or special soap just to make them feel special.
 
 
 
MARCH
CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)
SOFT beanies and chemo hats in adult sizes only. Seamless knit/crocheted/loomed styles, no open or lacy pattern over the crown.  Any yarn is acceptable, as long as it feels SOFT against bare skin (please avoid green colours).
Kneerugs are also requested (90cm to 100cm suggested sizing).
 
 
 
 MARCH
 BENDIGO COMMUNITY HEALTH (VIC)
Beanies, scarves, fingerless gloves or mittens for men women and children in all colours.
 
 
 
 MARCH
 PARRAMATTA MISSION (NSW)
Beanies
Toys
Things for Toddlers
Slippers
Scarves
 
 
 
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)
Pre-school children, age 3 to 5 years - jumpers or cardigans. Either wool or acrylic and styles easy for children to self-dress, say stretchy necks and no very small buttons.
Happy to accept either knitted or crocheted items.
 
 
 
APRIL
CARE ESSENTIALS FOR SYDNEY HOMELESS CONNECT DAY (NSW)
Scarves, beanies (in darker colours), new socks, blankets (handmade or fleece) and 25cm squares in any colours
 
 
 
APRIL
WOOLLONGONG HOMELESS HUB (NSW)
Fingerless gloves and socks
 
 
 
MAY
VIC VARIETY BASH (VIC)
Toys to be handed out on the Variety Bash
 
 
 
MAY
THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW)
Scarves and beanies in darker colours.  Single size fleece blankets in dark colours.
 
 
 
MAY
SJOGHC MIDLAND HOSPITAL WINTER COLLECTION (WA)
Socks, beanies/ hats, scarves, blankets, gloves, mittens.  Items for the homeless and those struggling to get by.  In 2018 the items went to G Justice, Street Doctor and our Aboriginal Health team.  Items for adults, teenagers, and children.  Male, female and unisex colours would all be welcome.
 
 
 
MAY
ANIMAL RESCUES APPEAL (NSW)
dog coats- knitted, crocheted or sewn- all sizes,
blankets- knitted. crocheted or sewn- approx knee rug size or smaller are ideal,
knitted or crocheted squares,
dog & cat toys
 
 
 
JUNE
AVA GRACE - NO FOOTPRINT TOO SMALL (NSW)
Premmie baby clothes/hats, bonnets or beanies/nappies/angel gowns/pockets/bootees for babies under 26 weeks. Also tiny teddy bear toys. Ava Grace provides donations for babies as young as 14 weeks. Items to be made in no heavier yarn than 8ply, and a mix of baby colours please (nothing too bright or dark please). See more at http://babyjcystichygroma.blogspot.com/2015/09/ava-grace-no-footprint-too-small.html
 
 
 
JUNE
KOMBI KLINIC (QLD)
Beanies, scarves or cowls, gloves, mittens or fingerless gloves.
 
 
 
JUNE
GIVING GRANNIES INC (QLD)
newborn baby beanies, booties, layette sets,  blankets, wraps - knitted or crocheted is o.k.
Items are used in Starter Kits that will be available for mums being discharged from hospital who have nothing at all for their newborn. Hopefully the contents of this kit will help them over the first few days at home. We expect the Kits will also be handed out to mums-to-be who might need a helping hand prior to giving birth. We have created a Kit that is pretty and practical, it doesn't contain a lot of items but we are hoping to bring a smile to some faces. These Kits are in addition to our bigger Baby Welcome Kits which will still be needed for many families.
 
 
 
JULY
RSPCA (Adelaide SA)
Dog coats all sizes (acrylic please), cat toys, cat blankets (any size) acrylic please
 
 
 
JULY
COTTAGE BY THE SEA (VIC)
Teddies and other toys/animals no bigger than 30cm in length/height.  Fingerless gloves for boys and girls.  Boys scarves.  Knee rugs 1m x 1m.  Our standard 25cm squares will also be accepted.
 
 
 
 JULY
WESTERN PORT COMMUNITY CARE (VIC)
Squares - any colours - to be made into blankets for families at risk.  Our standard 25cm squares would be most appreciated but they are happy to take any size.
 
 
 
AUGUST
FNQ CROCHET for CANCER (QLD)
Knitted or crocheted rugs and adult beanies.  Rugs need to be new and unused, to be between 80 and 120 cm, acrylic only, bright colours including suitable for men.  Rugs and beanies are wrapped in cellophane and are gifted to Gordonvale palliative hospital, Elizabeth Plummer cancer ward at cairns base hospital and OPERA ward (older persons assessment and rehabilitation) at cairns hospital.  Sometimes rugs are sent to outlying small hospitals and centres.
 
 
 
AUGUST
WOOMERA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION ALBURY (NSW)
Clothing including socks and underwear for 0-18-year-olds, hygiene items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, face cloths, wipes, aboriginal coloured scarves and beanies. These items are used for out of home care and when these children come into care they have nothing. Everything we provide is very appreciated.
 
 
 
AUGUST
ROTARY GOLD COAST FOR SEAFARERS MISSION PT HEDLAND
Mens beanies longer than the usual size so that they can be turned up or pulled down for extra warmth around the face.  Rotary Gold Coast have been asked to help supply 2,000 beanies by November.
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER
DANDELION SUPPORT NETWORK (NSW)
Rugs for bassinet, cot, prams also baby clothing.
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER
KNITTING FOR BRISBANES NEEDY (QLD)
mini Christmas stockings
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER
JUMPERS FOR WA
Childrens jumpers, vest, cardigans for 4 to 10yr olds.  Our WA group provide to 4 different outlets providing warmth to children.
 
 
 
OCTOBER
BACKYARD HABITAT WILDLIFE RESCUE (QLD)
20cm up to 40cm wide rectangular pouches (length approx 1.5 times the width e.g. 20cm wide x 30cm long) 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
CHILDRENS EMERGENCY DEPT. MIDLAND HOSPITAL (WA)
Soft toys up to 30cm height/length to comfort children with an emergency
 
 
 
OCTOBER
A BETTER LIFE FOR FOSTER KIDS (VIC)
Toiletries, pyjamas, clothes and socks.  Baby matinee jackets, booties and mittens NO BEANIES Blankets in 2 sizes 100cm x 100cm and/or 120cm x 120cm. BOYS colours are desperately needed!
 
 
 
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
PAEDIATRICS AND NEONATE UNIT MIDLAND HOSPITAL (WA)
Newborn or newborn to 3 month size cardigans and beanies
 
 
 
NOVEMBER
MORNINTGON COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND SUPPORT CENTRE (VIC)
Men's/Unisex coloured items - scarves, beanies, gloves, fingerless mitts, lapsize blankets.
 
 
 
DECEMBER
AMARANTH COROWA (NSW)
Drawstring bags, face cloths, socks, shawls and weighted or crochet blankets
 
 
DECEMBER
WHEELCHAIRS FOR KIDS (VIC/WA)
90 cm x 90 cm lap rugs to be gvien to children when they receive a wheelchair.  25x25cm Squares are also acceptable.