Friends of Boston's Homeless — This 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation has been in operation since 1987, working to help the homeless reenter the community as independent citizens. Through advocacy and education, the program also seeks to increase the public’s understanding and awareness of the realities of homelessness.
Cradles to Crayons — Quincy-based nonprofit working to supply homeless and in-need children with the resources they need to feel safe, warm, and valued. Founded in 2002, this organization has made it their mission to help the more than 100,000 children who experience poverty every year in the commonwealth.
Dana Farber Cancer Institute — The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. We donate any chemotherapy caps we receive to DFCI, as well as MGH.
Blum Cancer Resource Room — The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center provides cancer patients and their families with information and resources for living with cancer. They are a recipient of our chemotherapy cap donations.
Boston Health Care for the Homeless — For 25 years BHCHP has provided access to the highest quality health care for all homeless men, women and children in the greater Boston area. We donate knitting supplies to the Barbara McInnis House, a BHCHP-run rehab center, where patients are taught knitting and crochet.
Boston Rescue Mission — The Mission seeks to help Boston's homeless achieve self-sufficiency through confronting and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. To this end, the Mission provides basic life necessities such as food and shelter, as well as social service programs. The goal is to provide the homeless and poor with the support, training, and resources necessary to sustain independent living for a lifetime.
Knit & Needlepoint — Newbury Street shop offering hand-painted novelty yarns, natural fibers, and yarns for baby items, socks, and sweaters. Free knitting lessons available with the purchase of materials at the store!
Windsor Button — This shop, located in the center of downtown Boston, has a complete yarn department offering basic to novelty yarn, knitting needles, patterns, books, and accessories. Trivia fact: They also boast the largest assortment of buttons in the northeastern United States.
Mind's Eye Yarns — Somerville retailer offering spinning and knitting supplies. Located very close to the Porter Square T stop and the 83 and 87 bus lines.
Newbury Yarns — Family-owned and operated business specializing in color, design and techniques. They carry the finest yarns and natural fibers, including but not limited to: Alchemy, Be Sweet, Cherry Tree Hill, Colinette, Maggie Knits, Schaefer, and Tilli Tomas.
Stitch House Dorchester — Full-service yarn store with classes in sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting.
A Good Yarn — Full-service knitting and crochet shop in Brookline, offering a complete range of yarn, tools, and patterns.
The Black Sheep Knitting Co. — Needham-based shop whose goal it is to provide a haven for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. Offers yarns, books, and patterns to both knitters and crocheters.
Gather Here — Cambridge-based fabric, yarn, and fibers store offering classes, an inspirational work space, and knowledgeable instructors. They aim to provide a creative, fun, inspiring environment for the maker in everyone.
J.P. Knit & Stitch — Jamaica Plain-based yarn and fabric store offering knitting and sewing classes, Knit Nights, Sewing Nights, events, and of course an assortment of yarn and fabric supplies.
Hats from the Heart — Stretchy, ribbed adult hat. Use wool, alpaca, or some other warm soft fiber.
Garter Stripe Beanie — Great for using up leftover yarn.
Boston Red Sox Children's Chemo Cap — Hat with a little hometown sports pride. Will fit 4 to 12-year-olds.