At superbuzzy we believe in helping others. Reaching out to those in need in our global community is part of our mission, and we maintain a particular focus on supporting efforts through the fiber arts. In addition to supporting the donation of quilts, blankets, reusable hygiene products, hats, and other comfort items, we also encourage job skills education in the fiber arts as a means to establish sustainable businesses and economic growth in communities around the world.Binky Patrol
distributes quilts to children who are born HIV-positive, drug-addicted, or infected with chronic and terminal illnesses, as well as children who are abused, in foster care, or experiencing trauma. The organization has more than 50 chapters across the United States.Days for Girls
increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls.Knots of Love
donates hand knitted and crocheted caps, scarves, and blankets to cancer patients and others with life-threatening illnesses.
The One Million Pillowcase Challenge
, created by our friends at American Patchwork & Quilting
magazine, challenges those who quilt and sew to help reach a goal of donating one million pillowcases to charity. Find more than 70 free pillowcase patterns, lists of charities, and more at their site.Project Linus
provides comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need by giving them new handmade quilts and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” They’ve delivered more than seven million quilts and blankets to children since 1995.Quilts Beyond Borders
is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides quilts to underserved children, mainly orphans, across the world. Since 2007, the organization has donated thousands of quilts to children in 25 countries, including Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Honduras, Guatemala, and Uganda. Currently their priorities include Syrian refugees and children and elders living in the Navajo Nation.Quilts for Kids
needs volunteer quilters who will transform fabrics into quilts to comfort children in need. Visit their site to find a local Quilts for Kids chapter, or to learn how to create your own chapter.
The mission of Quilts of Valor
is “to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.” Since 2003, quilters have donated more than 195,000 quilts through Quilts of Valor.
The mission of Seeds to Sew
is to improve the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. Our goal is for the women and girls in our programs to use these job skills to earn money and to support themselves and their communities.Snuggles Project is a program administered by Hugs Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to displaced and homeless animals. Snuggles are essentially crafted squares that can be used as a bed, blanket, or mat. The Snuggles Project accepts donations of “snuggle” pillows, blankets, toys, and even crafted baskets for animals to crawl into for comfort.Warm Up America! is connected with The Red Cross and accepts hand knit and crochet donations of all kinds, from hats to scarves, baby clothing and more. Their largest and most well-known project involves the simple 7” x 9” knit or crochet rectangle. The organization welcomes donations of the no-fuss crafted rectangles because of how easily that particular shape can be joined to form blankets of all sizes. Pro Tip: Next time you make a swatch, make it 7” x 9”; at the end of the year, send all your swatches to Warm Up America!