Where to Donate Unwanted Stash

Stitchers are very giving people, so I get questions occasionally about where to donate unwanted stash to give other folks the peace and serenity that needlepoint gives us.  This listing was assembled in December 2016 by Janice who kindly gave me permission to post it here.


1. ANG—will take threads, charts, kits to sell during their Auction. No partially stitched pieces. For shipping information contact auction@needlepoint.org which is the email address for the ANG Auction Chair for the current year.

2. Rittenhouse Needlepoint (Rittenhouseneedlepoint.com) has a charity department. The web site is http://charityneedlepoint.com

The site explains the charities that they donate to. They accept all needlepoint donations. They can be contacted at Linda@charityneedlepoint.com or 215-563-4566—Mail to Rittenhouse Needlepoint: Attention: Charity Department, 1737 Chestnut St. #201, Philadelphia Pa. 19103. (will issue tax credit).  Because the shop has moved, check the address before you ship, ok?

3. Linda Irrgang belongs to a Woman’s service group the sells needlework items for multiple fundraisers that support women.  Questions to linda@irrgang.net. Mail to Linda Irrgang 22505 SE 329th Street, Black Diamond WA. 98010 (no tax credit)

4. Pine Ridge Ridge Reservation The resource center will accept all types of needlework, knitting, crocheting, quilting, craft and sewing supplies. NOTE: this site will not verify delivery of boxes. You must purchase delivery conformation from shipping service (no tax credit)

US Mail
Parents Resource Center
Wounded Knee District School
P. O. Box 350
Manderson SD. 57756

Parents Resource Center
Wounded Knee District School
201 Main Street
Manderson SD 57756

5. Contact: Elizabeth Wright (Elizabeth.Wright@odrc.state.oh.us ) Warden’s Assistant, Ohio Reformatory for Women. (Update? Roxanne Swogger is the contact at the Ohio Women's Prison.)

Items can be sent via UPS, Fed-Ex, or US Post Office to:

Community Service Stitching Post Ohio Reformatory for Women
1479 Collins Avenue
Marysville, OH 43040-9102

6.  Some shops allow unwanted stash to be sold during yearly events.  Often the proceeds go to charity.  Here is what Quail Run in Arizona plans for 2017--

7.  Camp Allen, an Episcopal Church camp open to all denominations, holds a needlepoint retreat 4 times a year. Once a year attendees hold an auction of donated needlepoint items with the funds going to support scholarships for kids who can't afford camp. The person donating receives a letter which they could use with the IRS to get a credit for donating.

Items should be mailed to Cynthia Thomas, 408 Native Oak St., Ingram, TX 78025.

Please include the valuation of the items in the package when sending. Cynthia will forward this to Camp Allen, and they will send a donation letter to the donor as soon as possible. If you need proof that Camp Allen is a 501c(3) before sending donations that Camp Allen, contact Cynthia who will have Camp Allen send out a letter stating that.

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia at angcdt@hotmail.com

8.  Jenny Huff (nearly married so now Ms. Santos) runs a needlepoint club in a school in Southern California (Lakewood) that uses our unwanted stash to help her students unwind and learn something new.  There is a Facebook group showing off their work. Corrently (November 2017) Jenny says they are maxed out of storage space.  So instead of canvases, threads, and tools, she would appreciate monetary donations so the kids' work can be sent for professional finishing and so they can have  a field trip to a thread manufacturer and a needlepoint store. 

Jenny also needs beading needles and bead beds for the kids as of March 2018.  They have discovered beads!

If you have donations you'd like to send, contact Jenny via her Facebook page (second link below).


9.  Belinda Kaplan Schwach also runs a needlepoint group (actually a crafts elective at their school) for 6th graders in New York City.  Belinda has a Facebook page and a group called Sixth Grade Stitching Skills where you can contact her.


Brenda says: 
"Fun fact about my school: 
We are a very diverse 6-12 school in a beachfront community in NYC.
We were rated the #1 most diverse school in New York State.
We have students who come from all different cultural, racial and economic backgrounds... and they all learn together in peace and harmony. It’s what the world should be."
Her wish list is:

-We have lots of threads but we would always love more.
-We could really use tapestry needles for 18/13ct. They will get lost very quickly!
-We would love more painted canvases! Any size/type!
-We also love any yarn, plastic canvas, crochet hooks, extra scrap fabric, pillow fill, or any other craft    supplies you may have and want to get rid of or donate.

Supplies may be sent to her here--
Belinda Schwach
The Scholars’ Academy
320 Beach 104th St.
Rockaway Park, NY  11694


  1. i have been looking for a place to send my stash. i have needlepoint and lots of yarn for knitting. will keep thisinfo and get moving on a donaation.

  2. Thank you. Our EGA chapter is dealing with an extensive Estate Sale. This will help.

    Edy Fenster