Where to Recycle Yarn and Knitting Supplies

The Knitting for Peace groups in Rutland, MA will accept donations of yarn for their projects. Dropoffs can be made at their weekly meetings – at the Rutland Free Public Library (10 Court St, Rutland, MA) on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and the Rutland Community Center (53 Glenwood Road, Rutland, MA)  from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Fridays. The groups knit  afghans, prayer shawls, scarves and baby items for various organizations.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless (729 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA) is looking for yarn, knitting and crochet needles for homeless women to use during their stay in a medical respite unit. The women make blankets, baby clothing, angels, purses, etc. To arrange a donation, call (617) 488-1749 or email info@bhchp.org.

The Knitting Connection is a volunteer program in West Medford that collects and distributes yarn to volunteer knitters/crocheters to make hats, mittens, scarves, and other items for metro Boston’s needy children. Call (781) 387-9181 or email theknittingconnection@hotmail.com to arrange a donation.


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  1. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program gratefully accepts donations of yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks for our weekly Knitting Group, a volunteer-run activity for respite patients. For more information or to make a donation, please contact 857-654-1000 or email volunteer@bhchp.org. Our mailing address is 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118.

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