Quote from Knit York City blog: "It’s hard to help every time disaster strikes around the world but hearing about the enormity of the damage done in the Philippines is really shocking. The knitting community is always one of the first to jump in and make a difference. Often times it means monetary donations but we love making things for those in need. That’s something that I really love – we’re givers."
Couldn't have said it better myself! However, we need to make sure we are doing what is best for the disaster area. The people in the Philippines need water and relief workers, and right now, the best way to get that help to them is to donate money to a relief organization. Crafters are an amazingly caring group of people. Please continue the tradition of caring by doing what’s best for the disaster-struck region. Here's a list of knit-inspired fundraising:
Mason-Dixon knitting will give you 3 of their blanket patterns for free if you donate $20.00 or more to Mercy Corps (until November 24)
Ricefield collective decided to donate 10% of all theirr sales to local relief organizations in the region.
P/Hop has several crochet and knitting patterns to download, and you can donate an amount (of your choice) which will be used by Doctors Without Borders.
If you know any other fundraisers that should be added to this list, please comment!