Crochet, Knit and Sew Your Way to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

I am honored and so very excited to introduce a unique opportunity where bloggers, fans and shop owners can join together and use our talents for a good cause!  I am partnering with Lauren from Tutus and Tea Parties as well. Here’s a little background – I hosted a huge giveaway event with Red Heart Yarns that just ended on November 4. The winner chosen, Susan, happens to be volunteering in New Jersey for the Hurricane Sandy relief and is going to use the yarn in her stitching groups to crochet and knit hats, scarves and blankets to donate to local organizations! She is one heck of a lady, and gets all the credit for setting the ball in motion, but I realized I had a unique opportunity as a blogger to make a difference myself by rallying all the talented bloggers and fans I know to help as well.

I plan to make as many winter hats and scarves as I can. I will use the hat pattern from my monster hat and add rounds to make adult hats. For the scarf pattern, I will use the pattern from my stair pattern scarf.

Crochet, Knit and Sew Your Way to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

So, I have organized a blog, shop, and fan hop where we all can link up our blogs, shops or projects as a commitment to say we’re going to make items needed the most in the New Jersey and New York City areas and mail them to the address below. What are needed most right now are warm weather items such as – hats, scarves, gloves, socks and blankets. Both the homeless and those who’ve lost their belongings in their homes due to flooding need these items as it has already gotten cold and many only have the clothes on their backs.

Please Mail All Items To:

*If you already have an organization or person that you prefer to send items to, we are still more than happy to have you join in our support “party” and link up below. You do not have to send to this address in order to participate!

The Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Barrow Mansion is a community center where they are collecting items. The giveaway winner, Susan, will be able to use and distribute our donations to the charities and organizations with which she is working.

Bloggers Facebook group

PLEASE add your link to the Inlinkz party below first, then I’ll accept you into the group. I’m keeping it private since we have to use our personal Facebook accounts to join the group.


About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. I don’t have facebook so can you e-mail me the code for the linky? I’d love to put it on my blog and encourage my readers to join! I will try to have a post up in a couple of days. Thanks for hosting and for taking the step to reach out to those in need!

    Blessings, Missy

  2. I have a some fleece that I might be able to squeeze a few small (child size) blankets out of and I can do some loom knit scarves. I’ll try to see what I can get done this weekend. Are you accepting other donations as well? I was planning on going through our winter clothes this weekend and I am willing to throw in what ever my kids have outgrown (in good condition).

  3. Hi! 🙂 This is fantastic!! When is the deadline for scarf donations? Would December 15th be too late? I’m hoping to teach a group of students at my school how to knit (beginning this week) in order to help families affected by Hurrican Sandy. Thank you!

    • I don’t believe there is a deadline, Tiffany, but I can check. The Bower Mansion is a community center, so I do believe you can send items there on a on-going basis. That is so neat that you’ll use the class to make something for charity! What a wonderful idea!

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  5. What a great idea! Those people are so in need and this is a great way to help them out!! :))

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