Sharing your talents with others when they are in need is such a satisfying gesture for me. Many times people don’t know where to go to donate items to those that need it or how to figure out what the guidelines are. Let’s start today to find the charity that speaks to our heart and help others in need with our gift of knit or crochet.
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What is the Magic Yarn Project:
The magic yarn project is based out of Palmer, Alaska. Their mission is to bring Magic to the lives of children battling cancer. The Magic Yarn Project wants to show that volunteers do make a difference.
Cancer treatments often leave little girls’ bare scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs which can often be scratchy. These wigs provide a soft and comfortable head covering that is also magical and fun.
Magic yarn wigs are inspired by Disney characters (both for boys and girls) which allows the child to think about playing and daydreaming not about their treatments.
How to Donate to the Magic Yarn Project:
Even if you don’t crochet there are lots of ways that you can help out with the wigs. First, you can always donate money so that they can continue to ship wigs to those in need at no cost.
Beyond sending money there are many opportunities to help with the wigs. Try your hand at making flowers to stick in the braids of the wig. Decorate cards that will go with the wig to the child when they receive it.
If you feel up to the challenge you can make a wig yourself. Follow along on the Magic Yarn Project website to see tutorials for how to make the wig and what yarns you should use. You can use your own embellishments or request some to add to your wig to finish the look.
Just image the look on the child’s face when they open their wig and get the chance to be a kid again. A kid that can focus on play alone and not worry about their disease, even if it is just for a few minutes.
Find a Donation Location:
Looking for a donation location near you? Click on the map below to find your local location.