To bring hope to children and families in a place of loss and darkness through the crafting of amigurumi (toys) and other handmade items.
Donated fibers of hope will be given to places that have a direct and immediate connection to those in need – fire and rescue departments, abuse shelters, homeless centers, mission trips, and more.
Start Creating Hope Today
Do you have a talent with hooks and needles?
Perhaps you have an overflowing stock of yarns?
We’d love to have you help bring smiles to those in need!
“So two good things happen as a result of your gifts—
those in need are helped, and they overflow with thanks to God.”
2 Corinthians 9:12 TLB
Our MissionCreate Fibers of Hope
This is Our Story
When founder Alaina Frederick’s family was in a small car accident on a rainy 4th of July, herself and her eldest son were transported to the hospital via ambulance. The memory of how scared her special needs son was will never be erased from her mind. To make matters worse his beloved “Owly” was still at the accident scene and he had nothing to squeeze and hug.
Fast forward three years from that accident when her third son was in the hospital with Kawasaki disease where he received a handmade blanket. The comfort it brought can never be expressed in words. Our goal is to provide the same comfort in situations where children are scared, confused and even lonely.
It’s Your Story Too!
Our mission is to collect handmade amigurumi and donate them to places where workers have a direct and immediate connection with those in need — for example fire departments, abuse shelters, homeless centers, local and international mission trips, etc.
This is where you can become part of the story!! We need your crafty hooks and needles to create hug-able animals and toys to be donated. If you are better at hats, blankets, and scarves those are accepted too! If you have no (self-professed) crafting skills gladly welcome supplies like yarn, fill, and monetary donations to be used to create, pack and ship the fibers of hope.
Donate YarnWe are often told that some want to be involved but just don’t have the time or confidence in their talents to make items. That’s okay – we gladly accept donations of unused yarn!
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What is amigurumi?
It is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting animals or other inanimate objects. People have crafted everything from little puppy dogs to complete “picnic” sets with yarn foods.
Why do you want to gather amigurumi toys?
Do you accept hats and blankets?
I don't know how to knit or crochet - how can I help?
What yarn should I use to make the hats/blankets?
What yarn should I use to make the amigurumi?
What's the issue with the animal eyes?
Do you have hang tags I can attach to my items?
Can I suggest an uplifting quote for the hang tags?
I still have questions...
Donations of yarn or completed hats, blankets and amigurumi toys may be dropped off at a local donation center or mailed to the below address. If you’d like to donate monetary funds for the purchasing of yarn please use the Paypal address below.
Phone: (814) 406-9328
Paypal Donations: firstname.lastname@example.org