LIST OF CHARITIES WE ARE SUPPORTING AS A GROUP IN 2020

MONTH
 CHARITY NAME
 LIST OF ITEMS REQUIRED
JANUARY
LITTLE WONDER RPA (NSW)
Jumpers, Cardigans, Ensemble Sets, Mittens & Bootees size Preemie to Newborn. NO beanies, only in sets. Blankets & Throws 55 x 55cm square & 70 x 50cm oblong, no thicker than 8 ply these are tiny babies. Toys, Bears or the like up to 20cm tall

 JANUARY
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CANBERRA (ACT)
 Knitted/crocheted animals - NOT TEDDY BEARS please. We find the children are more receptive to different animals.

 JANUARY
BACKYARD HABITATS BUSHFIRE APPEAL (QLD)
pouches 20 x 30cm (ratio 1 x 1.5) up to pillowcase size (sewn around 2 long sides and one short side leaving the other short side open - no need for a drawstring), nests all sizes, pouch liners cotton material, similar sizes to pouches, double sew (french seam)  so no threads are showing that could choke an animal, wraps - cotton material hemmed with no threads showing 50cm up to 100cm square

 JANUARY
GOLDEN OLDIES ANIMAL RESCUE (ACT)

Dog jumpers in all sizes

Golden Oldies rescue older pets who have lost their owners or whose owners can no longer take care of them, usually because they have moved to a nursing home.  They take care of vet needs, then place them in foster care before finding a forever home.  Sometimes the pets are very ill and are placed in palliative care, given love for however long they have left. 

 FEBRUARY
THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY (NSW)

Beanies and scarves in plain, dark colours (e.g. black, brown, navy, dark grey, dark green) as well as some indigenous coloured beanies and scarves.  NO CHILDRENS ITEMS

 FEBRUARY
CANBERRA ONCOLOGY (ACT)

Soft beanies and chemo hats in adult sizes only. Seamless knit/ crocheted/loomed styles; no open or lacy patterns over the crown. Any yarn is acceptable, as long as it feels soft against bare skin. Please avoid green or orange or yellow framing the face (if possible). Knee rugs ( 90cms to 100cms ) and larger rugs (perhaps throw rug size) for on top of beds are also requested.

 FEBRUARY
KNITTING FOR AUST DOG RESCUE (NSW)

dog coats- all sizes, blankets - approx knee blanket size, dog & cat toys. All items may be knitted, sewn or crocheted.

 FEBRUARY
PERTH HOMELESS SUPPORT GROUP (WA)

Blankets (dark colours only please), Scarves, Beanies, Gloves, Socks, Soap, Shampoo, Pads/tampons, Wet wipes, Roll-on deodorant, Combs/brushes, Cotton buds ,Lip balm, Band-aids 

 MARCH
BENDIGO COMMUNITY HEALTH (VIC)
Beanies/hats, scarves,  gloves/fingerless gloves for adults and children

 MARCH
WERRIBEE MERCY 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. Werribee has people of many cultures who often arrive with absolutely nothing.

 MARCH
WOMERA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (NSW)

Trauma teddies, knee rugs,( these are for the new sensory room) items for out of home care, drawstring bags, clothing 0-18 years, toiletries, beanies, scarves, baby wear,

 MARCH
HORNSBY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPT. (NSW)
cannula sleeves for dementia patients (as per pattern in our Files)

 APRIL
CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY DEPT MIDLAND HOSPITAL (WA)
 Toys up to 30cm
 APRIL
CARE ESSENTIALS (NSW)
 

Beanies and scarves. Plain, dark colours preferred but very grateful for all donations.  NO CHILDRENS ITEMS

For distribution at Sydney Homeless Connect Day, Western Sydney Homeless Connect Day and the Vinnies hubs in Harris Park, Campbelltown and Penrith

 APRIL
WESTERNPORT COMMUNITHY CARE (VIC)

Adult beanies scarves fingerless gloves knitted socks/bed socks cowls and crochet or knitted market bags.

 APRIL
KOMBI CLINIC (QLD)

Adult only beanies, any hand coverings. Thank you

 MAY
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.

 MAY
WINMALEE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE (NSW)

Jumpers or cardigans for children aged 2 to 4 years old. May be wool or acrylic and styles easy for young children to self dress, with stretchy necks and no small buttons.

 MAY
ANIMAL RESCUES APPEAL (NSW)

dog coats- all sizes, blankets - approx knee blanket size, dog & cat toys, possum pouches. All items may be knitted, sewn or crocheted

 JUNE
RSPCA SA (SA)

Cat and dog blankets, cat toys, dog coats - any size but all acrylic wool please

 JUNE
ARUMA (formerly House With No Steps) (QLD)
beanies, fingerless gloves, blankets from 100cm square or rectangular or larger (can be knitted,crochet or quilts), adult bibs with rubber backing & velcrose closure for dementia patients

 JUNE 
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PARKVILLE, MELBOURNE (VIC)

Newborn-18yro and adults for the families.  scarves, beanies, fingerless gloves, lap blankets, toys

 JUNE
GEELONG MUMS (VIC) 
Knitted Vests, Cardigans and Jumpers.  No ribbons, No hoods, simple patterns in nice coordinating or plain colors for both boys and girls.  You can also crochet as long as there are no holes for little fingers.  Sizes Premmie, 0000, 000, 00, 0, 1 and 2.  Vneck Vests for both boys and girls sizes 1 to 5 yrs (Navy preferred though any nice color is good).  Cot blankets 120cm x 150cm and Single bed blankets 120cm x 180cm desperately needed
 JULY
ST JOHN OF GOD MIDLAND - CHEMOTHERAPY UNIT (WA)

Gloves - both full and 1/2 finger varieties

 JULY
AMARANTH FOUNDATION (NSW)

Care packs for males particularly but also female ( drawstring or toiletry bags, toiletries including but not limited to razors, tooth brushes, toothpaste, soap, facecloths, deodorants, hand creams,  etc), crochet blankets, tweedle mats/ muffs, trauma teddies.

 JULY
WOLLONGONG HOMELESS HUB (NSW)
Fingerless gloves, socks and beanies.  colouring and activity books and pencils and textas to keep children amused while their parents are in meetings or making phone calls.  Shopping/string bags crocheted, knitted, sewn.
 JULY
ROUNDABOUT CANBERRA (ACT)
blankets cot (80 x 120cm) and single bed (150 x 180 rectangle), scarves for age 5+ (10cm wide, 100cm long - younger children could be shorter) and small sleep toys (teddies etc).
They provide women and families experiencing hardship with essential items to ensure the safety of their babies and children. 
 AUGUST
ST JOHN OF GOD MIDLAND - NEWBORNS (WA)

Beanies/ hats, jackets, cardigans for newborn to size 000/ 00 (we don't have premature infants)

 AUGUST
A BETTER LIFE FOR FOSTER KIDS (VIC) 

Knitted/crochet blankets 1.2m x 1.2m and 1m x 1m .  Pjs and white singlets.  Knitted/crochet toys and teddies.  Hand knitted baby clothing.  Toiletry Bags - size  23cm wide by 29cm deep.

 AUGUST
LISMORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP 
 Bedsocks for Adults - Male and Female.  NO LACES!!!
AUGUST
NATIONAL HOMELESS COLLECTIVE (VIC)
Adult sizes only - dark, neutral colours - nothing bright.
Beanies - any style or pattern
Scarves - 20 cm wide and 150/160cm plus length. unisex pattern, nothing too thin or too feminine
Fingerless gloves - pattern supplied - need to be extra long at the fingers.
https://www.nhcollective.org.au/ items will be handed out through The Period Project, Sleeping Bags for Homelessness and Black Packs. Info for the projects can be found on the page under "projects".
SEPTEMBER
KNITTING 4 BRISBANES NEEDY (QLD)
Mini Christmas Stockings
SEPTEMBER
BRIGALOW COUNTRY COMMUNITY CLUB (QLD)

knitted, sewn or crochet sun hats-male and female/cotton, fingerless gloves, knitted, crochet or sewn headbands, bathroom hand towels with crochet edgings, bed socks both male & female - at least 150 of each item is needed to make up Christmas gift packs for disabled people.

SEPTEMBER
MUMS SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED (VIC)
soft toys e.g. teddies for newborn to 3 year olds have to be of safety standard.  Beanies 1year olds preschool and primary school age.  Plus adult male and female beanies.  Pre and primary school age girls scarfs and also ladies scarfs.  Bassinet and got size blankets.  Knee rugs for children unisex colours 1.2 x 1.2 m.  Large toiletry bags 35cm x 35 cm.  Sewn baby bibs.
SEPTEMBER
REACHING OUT IN THE INNER WEST (VIC)
Beanies, scarves, gloves and mittens plus blankets Single/Double bed size - adult sizes only, any colour though male colours preferred as it's mostly men using their help.  Our standard 25cm squares are also acceptable.
 OCTOBER
BACKYARD HABITATS (QLD)

pouches 20 x 30cm (ratio 1 x 1.5) up to pillowcase size (sewn around 2 long sides and one short side leaving the other short side open - no need for a drawstring), nests all sizes, pouch liners cotton material, similar sizes to pouches, double sew (french seam)  so no threads are showing that could choke an animal, wraps - cotton material hemmed with no threads showing 50cm up to 100cm square

OCTOBER
CARE ESSENTIALS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ORANGE
Soft toys -- teddies and other toys.  Premmie jackets, hats and booties.
OCTOBER
GEELONG MUMS (VIC)
Cot sized blankets 120cm x 150cm, Single bed blankets 120cm x 180cm, 25cm Squares, Knitted toys up to roughly 30cm in height, Vests up to size 4.  Other items they are desperate for are: kids underwear size 2 to 16, mattress protectors, fitted sheets (cot & single) and toothpaste - kids/adults.
OCTOBER
DOING IT TOUGH AND SLEEPING ROUGH (VIC)
Scarves, neckwarmers and beanies - any colour, adult sizes. 
NOVEMBER
TINY TAILS RESCUE ADELAIDE (SA)

Kitten rugs, prefer approx 50cm square.  Knit, sewn, crochet, single 8ply thickness please.  Kitten toys too, please

NOVEMBER
AMANA LIVING - JAMES BROWN CARE CENTRE (WA) 
Knee rugs for aged care patients
NOVEMBER
CHAMPION (VIC)
Blankets - any size suitable for adults, they’re very popular
Scarves/neck warmers & socks - adult sizes, male/neutral colours preferred 
Animal toys (toys FOR animals) - any items,
https://templesociety.org.au/champion.html
DECEMBER
HEARTFELT FUNERALS - OUTREACH (QLD)
Toiletry bags approx A4 size with 2 drawstrings, toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, face washer, soap etc) Teddies, small toys (pocket pets) that can be held in hand or popped in pocket, puzzle books (dot to dot, word search, etc for adults and children) Twiddle mats and sleeves, Blankets/Quilts single bed and knee rug sizes, Wheelchair bags, sleep hats (soft t-shirt material)
DECEMBER
WOMENS LIFE CENTRE (NSW)
Baby clothes up to 3 years of age including but not limited to jumpers, booties, beanies, matinee jackets, Tracksuit, singlets, etc.
Baby accessories such as wipes, shampoo, baby wash
Baby blankets 100 x 100 cm
Gift bags and items to make up newborn gift bags such as toys and a gift for a slightly older sibling.
Basically anything to suit preemie to 3 yr olds plus a gift for Mum.