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.

UPDATE:  The Hearts for Hospice Program is a good way to stitch and then donate hearts to various hospice programs.  Here is what I know about the program so you can get started to both use up your stash and give to others.


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. Currently (February 2019) Jenny doesn't need any supplies.

Contact Jenny via her Facebook page (second link below).


9.  Tracy Johnson has started a needlepoint club at her elementary school.  She needs threads and beginner canvases right now (June 2019).  Contact Tracy via her Facebook page (second link below).



THE TEZ said...

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.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Great! Happy destashing for a good cause.

Anonymous said...

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

Edy Fenster

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

You are welcome, Edy. Good luck with the sale.