Gatherer of handmade yarn items for donation

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Has your family said,

“No more sweaters (hats, scarves, slippers), please” ?

Want to make a difference?

Interested in using your crafting skills to help others?

Looking for someone who can really use the results of your labors of love?

If you answered “ Yes ” to any of the above questions –

Visitor # 697


SoCal Volunteers     &  Placentia Knit/Crochet Project

& YarnGirlLB ( 

- needs your help!

Meetings are not required for many donation opportunities - drop-offs of donatable items can be arranged!  I gather up donations from several crafter in the Long Beach / Torrance / Lomita area for donation to Veteran's Hospital in Long Beach and Los Angeles as well as donations to local organizations that distribute to shelters and outreach centers.


*What you will find here and on are a loosely organized group of local volunteers who crochet, knit, quilt, and sew items that are requested and used by a number of local charities, as well as participate in community charity events.


Skill level for yarn crafters isn’t important -(Scroll down for instructional video from
The need is great and you can help in many ways. If you can do even one crochet or knit stitch, you can help create an afghan! Some of us knit or crochet Granny Squares to be assembled into Afghans. Any Granny Squares that you can donate are appreciated.

Here are the basics about the granny squares that can be used:
1. made with machine washable and dryable 100% acrylic yarn
2. a round of single crochet as a finishing "edge" to allow for easier assembly.

Need to arrange a pick up? Long Beach area?

Granny Square Project - Lysa - email



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We also accept donated yarn, knitting patterns, crochet pattern - and small items such as school supplies and travel size soaps and personal care items.



Past raffle event: Freeform Afghan 2008 Los Angeles County Fair Entry - held on December 10, 2008

For videos similar to the one below, go to and search for Crochet or Knitting - Happy Stitching!