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Community Services

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KANV Sponsored

Our Main Service Project - Shelter House

Shelter House is the organization where we provide our main donations each year. The organization has several shelters for families and victims of domestic abuse, and need anything you would want to make, in any size. Our annual donations occur in November, with a follow-up in December.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Angel Blankets

Each year we partner with the High Country Basketry Guild, a fellow member of Artisans United, in a service project for families of babies that are stillborn. The basketry guild contributes a basket, and our guild contributes a white 30-32 inch square blanket for the basket for burial of the stillborn infant.

Other Supported Organizations

Cancer Kickin' Critters

Cancer Kickin' Critters is a nonprofit created by a kid to bring comfort to children in the hospital fighting cancer. Some of our members make toys, and some make squares to be included in kits for critter-making. These critters are donated free of charge to children's hospitals around the world and to other organizations serving children with cancer.

American Cancer Society, Vienna Chapter

Guild members knit chemo caps which are donated to the Vienna Chapter of the society for distribution to individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy.

Residents of Wise, Virginia

In partnership with the Spiritual Creating group of the Emmaus United Church of Christ in Vienna, VA, we periodically contribute knitted items when someone makes a trip to Wise. All items, all sizes, but especially large afghans and blankets are needed by this community.

Afghans for Afghans

Afghans for Afghans collects hand-knit and crocheted wool hats, mittens, socks, sweaters, and vests for Afghan children ages 1 - 5 years.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Fairfax Hospital needs all types of preemie, baby, and other items: hats, booties, mittens, bed socks, blankets (30"x30" and crib size), finger puppets, sweater saques/sweaters, edging on receiving blankets, lap blankets, shawls. The items are provided FREE to infants, children, and their parents. More information can be obtained at Care Wear.

Project Linus

Project Linus accepts handmade, machine washable blankets for children in need. Since 1997 volunteers have supplied over 400,000 security blankets worldwide. Check the website for events and drop-off sites near you.

Red Scarf Project

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The Red Scarf Project is a project established by the Orphan Foundation of America. It provides red scarves (knitted or crocheted) as a part of care packages delivered to orphans attending college.

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Second Story

Second Story provides safe havens and opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness, and for youth and families in crisis. Our members have provided knitting lessons and supplies for children considered at-risk.