With just one bear, you can make a difference.
Join AllFreeKnitting in our exciting charity challenge: we’re going to knit a bear for the Mother Bear Project and we’d like for you to join us! If you’ve never heard of this organization before, all knit and crochet bears are made with a special pattern provided by the Mother Bear Project. Completed bears are sent to Africa where children affected by HIV/AIDS get to receive your thoughtful donations. Love these photos from MotherBearProject.org – look how happy they are!
How to Get Started:
Ready to join us in our quest? Thankfully – it’s easy! To get started, you will need to purchase the Mother Bear Project’s bear pattern here. All proceeds go directly to the charity and all donations must use this pattern. This pattern was chosen because it’s lightweight and easy to ship. There are knit and crochet patterns available so both crocheters and knitters feel free to participate! Once you get your pattern and finish your bear, it can be dropped off at one of the drop off locations along with $3 here or sent to the address below (again with $3 to cover additional shipping/storage costs):
Mother Bear Project
P.O. Box 62188
Minneapolis, MN 55426
There’s a prize involved too!
Since we’ll be posting our progress every week, we’d love to see your progress, too. Send us your photos of your completed bears either on our Facebook page or through our contact us page and on October 13, we’ll choose one lucky winner to receive some yarn from AllFreeKnitting’s stash!
And that’s all there is to it! For any more information, please visit the Mother Bear Project website. Stay tuned for our next post showing the progress of our first bear! If you would like to help out, but are unable to make a bear, the Mother Bear Project is always looking for donations of worsted weight yarn, needles and more. You can see a full list of needed items here as well as more information for how to get involved.