Photo courtesy Mercy in Action, Inc., one of our partners
Since 2011, Caring Caps has become one of the most successful knitting non-profis.We have taught over 500 people to knit, delivered over 3,750 knitted items, and have 8 active branches.
Caring Caps's mission is simple: To provide underprivileged children in impoverished areas with handmade items. We're changing the world, one step at a time. How do we do it? Simple. Caring Caps has two categories of volunteers that make this possible: independent knitters and branches. Independent knitters are everyday people that just want to make a difference. We teach them how to knit remotely, and they ship us completed items. Branches are a group of people looking to make a difference together. They knit together, and distribute the items back to Caring Caps headquarters, or to a missionary team themselves.
What We've Achieved
- Caring Caps is currently working with groups of people that have disabilities to teach them to knit
- We have sent items to the following countries: Brazil, Romania, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Philippines, and Uganda
- We are working with elementary school groups to show young children items they can make by knitting
- Caring Caps is sending items to orphanages, midwife units, schools, and children hospitals. Each of these institutions are registered non-profit organizations.
- Caring Caps is not only sending items to newborn and infants, but also has a chemo cap program that provides knitted caps to those undergoing chemotherapy.
- Caring Caps has two branches in high schools. These branches not only concentrate on knitting items, but also conduct service projects to help other organizations in their area; teaching teens the value of community service.