Mini Mission ~ Thursday 6OCT2017

For this mission I would like you to do some investigation on how to donate a specific kind of item to a recipient that will most appreciate it. This is so that you have a resource for donating, perhaps unusual, items that you may fear will end up in landfill if simply sent to a thrift shop.

Here is an example for you. On the weekend I went browsing around some yarn stores to investigate what yarns were out there and which shops held the best ranges. While chatting with one friendly staff member in an alpaca yarn store I found out that there is a thrift shop in Sydney that sells only donated fibre craft tools, mediums and accessories. So not only do I now have an option for acquiring preloved yarn, rather than buy new, I also now have somewhere to donate leftover yarn from projects that I have completed.

You will be pleased to know that I didn’t buy anything except a couple of needles that will be well used. I would also like to mention that my yarn stash and knitting tools are allocated to only a small drawer in by closet. They is not allowed to accumulate to a large stash like my papercrafting hobby once did. I mostly knit socks and am not averse to making pairs that are a mix of leftover yarns in order to use up the leftovers. I also sometimes knit baby items with leftovers that I donate to a local hospital. There are also no end of charities that provide hand knitted items for those less fortunate. I recently found out that one craft chain store in Australia is a drop off point for just such a charity. Word of mouth can be a very powerful thing.

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Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Comments

  1. I wish I could knit of crochet. I would make things to give to charity for people. It would be a fun way to help. Alas, I’m all fingers.

  2. I donated some beads to two schools that someone gave me