Crafts for a Cause
Every month, a new spotlight organization and craft, with all the materials and inspiration for kids to create, learn, and donate to a worthy cause.
The purchase of every box can be submitted for charitable tax-deduction.
Theater Props for Make Believe
Help a sick child recreate the magic of theater with creative props.
Your unique crafts will be added to a trunk full of props that will be used by Only Make Believe to put on theater shows for sick kids recovering in hospitals and care centers. You will make a pair of maracas and a bling necklace to help a sick child play make believe to help ease their recovery.
Only Make Believe sends a team of actors to act out fun shows at hospitals for children fighting serious illnesses and disabilities. They currently operate in New York and Washington DC, and are working to expand to more cities in the US.
Happy Birthday Celebration
Help celebrate a sheltered child's birthday with a handmade set of presents.
You will help Present Now create a Presence of Being box for a child recovering from domestic violence. Your cute creations will be gifted to a sheltered child on their birthday, to remind them how important they are on their special day.
Present Now provides specialty items to disadvantaged children with the hope to bring them joy, comfort, and relief during a time of crisis. They have delivered over 1,000 gifts to children in shelters in order to help them and their mothers heal.
Send fun and hope to a child in need with a personalized monkey toy.
You will design and customize a card and silly monkey toy for Operation Sock Monkey! Your special toy will be sent to a child struggling thru humantarian challenges, and provide them hope for brighter days ahead.
Operation Sock Monkey supports humanitarian organizations to provide laughter, hope, and healing to communities affected by disease, disaster, and social turmoil. Their monkeys are sent to children around the world, including the United States, China, and Australia.
Super Hero Capes
Help make an orphaned child feel strong and special, like a super hero!
You will make and decorate a bright super hero cape for a child supported by The Miracle Foundation. Your one-of-a-kind creation will bring strength, hope, and laughter to an orphaned child - to let them know they are special and loved.
The Miracle Foundation brings life-changing care to orphanages around the world. They provide nutritious food, medical equipment, priceless education, and loving housemothers to orphaned children.
December 2016 Recap:
On Cloud Nine
Send your love and support to a young mother and her baby living in temporary housing.
You will make a soft cloud sensory toy and a colorful rainbow keychain for a mother and her baby supported by Together Rising. Your precious creations will bring smiles and happiness to a baby in need, making them feel on cloud nine.
Together Rising helps young mothers thru support programs and temporary housing. Since 2012, they have raised over $4 million to help families in crisis and support young mothers and their babies.
November 2016 Recap:
Crafts to Remember
Be part of the AFA Quilt to Remember, and send support to those struggling with Alzheimer's.
Create a colorful and unique fabric piece that will be an important part of the AFA Quilt to Remember, which will be displayed across America to honor those with Alzheimer's disease. You will also create a special compass key chain that will be donated to supporters and patients.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides education and care to more than 5 million individuals with Alzheimer's disease, as well as their family and caregivers. Thru their programs, early detection and proper treatment can be administered to people struggling with this disease.
October 2016 Recap:
Happy Dolls Around the World
Make a special happy doll that will travel the world and be cherished by a child in need.
You will decorate a unique doll and a cute globe magnet that will be sent around the world via MSTERIO to be given to a child in need. Your unique creations will be enjoyed by multiple children during its travels, and then ultimately be given to a child that will truely cherish your special gifts.
MSTERIO has sent over 5,000 dolls to children all over the world, in hospitals, orphanages, schools, and homeless shelters. These happy dolls are tracked and played with by multiple children along its journey to a final destination.
September 2016 Recap:
Planting Hope and Love
Provide hope and love to a sick child battling cancer.
You will design a beautiful plant pot and a cute red bird ornament, to be donated to Band of Parents and given to a cancer-stricken child. Your inspirational gifts will show a sick child that you are thinking about them, and cheering them on to get better!
Band of Parents is a non-profit organization created by mothers and fathers to help raise awareness, treatment, and care for young children diagnosed with cancer. They have donated more than $5 million and supported cancer-stricken children in over 200 countries.
August 2016 Recap:
School Supplies Can Change Lives
Put your unique artwork on school supplies to inspire children during their schooling.
You will decorate a notebook and chalkboard, which will be used by The Kids in Need Foundation to distribute free school supplies across the country for children who cannot afford them. Your thoughtful crafts will help inspire children to focus on learning and show them that we all support their educational journey.
The Kids in Need Foundation provides free school supplies to poor communities throughout the US, to help teachers and their students get the materials they need for educational programs. Last year, 4.8 million kids received over $200 million worth of supplies to continue schooling efforts in poor communities.
July 2016 Recap:
Resilience Through Laughter
Send laughter, joy, and love to refugee children in the US and abroad.
Help Clowns Without Borders provide fun entertainment to refugee children by making a set of juggling balls and a whimsical tambourine. Your original creations will be used by entertainers to put smiles on the faces of young refugees facing crisis and adversity in their lives.
Clowns Without Borders is a non-profit organization that advocates resilience through laughter by sending entertainers to refugee camps, conflict zones, and areas of trauma. These performers travel around the world to raise the spirits of children in unsafe conditions.
June 2016 Recap:
Baby Gifts for Haiti
Make special gifts for an expecting mother and her baby in Haiti.
You will make a cute octopus rattle toy and a fun fish-in-a-bag soap bag that will be used by Konbit Sante to support an expecting mother in Haiti. Your special rattle and soap will be cherished by Haitian mothers that don't have access to hospitals and medical supplies.
Konbit Sante is a non-profit organization that provides health education, supplies, and equipment to the Haitian community. They have donated more than $1.5 million in medical supplies and delivered birthing kits for over 5,000 mothers and their babies every year.
May 2016 Recap:
Dreams Really Do Come True
Help a foster child dream big and reach for the stars.
Create a beautiful dreamcatcher ornament and a colorful kaleidoscope, which will be used by Together We Rise to support a child in foster care. Your unique gift will show foster children that they, too, can dream of a bright future where anything is possible.
Together We Rise works with foster agencies, social workers, and other partners to support foster youth across the nation. In the last three years, they have helped over 60,000 children in foster care by raising $7 million to create enriching programs.
April 2016 Recap:
Tote Bags and Flowers for the Elderly
Put a smile on the face of an elderly friend.
Nothing brightens up a room like a beautiful tote and colorful flowers - especially ones hand-made by you! Your special gift will be used by The Capital Area Food Bank to deliver grocery packages to elderly families in need.
The Capital Area Food Bank delivers over 42 million pounds of food each year, the equivalent of 35 million meals. They help over 5,200 seniors every year by delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to those that desperately need nutritious foods.
March 2016 Recap:
Hearts for the Homeless
Provide love and support to a homeless mother and her child.
Create a soft heart pillow and a memory match game that will warm the hearts of a mother and her child at a homeless shelter. Your gift will be used by Enchanted Makeovers to transform a shelter and promote creativity, self-expression, and worth.
Enchanted Makeovers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create environments and educational programs for women and their children at shelters in all 50 states. They transform the shelter environment with handmade capes, pillowcases, dolls, and special programs.
February 2016 Recap:
A Salute to Military Kids
Show gratitude and thanks to a child of Our Military Kids.
Children supported by Our Military Kids will receive a special package of gifts from you and your child. Create a vibrant, tie-dyed bandana, a cute US flag keychain, and a personal thank you card to show how grateful we are for the selfless acts of courage that military parents and their children showcase every day.
Our Military Kids is a national organization that supports children with parents in the US military. To date, grants totalling $21 million have enrolled children in educational and athletic activities that build self-esteem and emotional stability while their parents are serving abroad.
January 2016 Recap:
Kids and Snowmen Love Warm Hugs
Provide warmth and happiness to a child at the Ronald McDonald House.
Every child that stays at a Ronald McDonald House is welcomed with a special gift - a gift that you and your child will help bring to life. Build a soft, lovable, HEATABLE snowman that will provide warmth to an ailing child during their stay.
Ronald McDonald House is present in over 60 countries and regions. Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is all that truely matters.