DIY & Crafts

What to do with old craft supplies

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DIY & Crafts

What to do with old craft supplies

Question: During my spring cleaning, I found lots of materials in my craft closet that I’ll never use. What can I do with all of my unneeded craft supplies?

Donating your excess craft supplies to worthy causes is the best way to give them a fresh start. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions:

• You can give fabric, batting and thread to quilters who contribute to Quilts of Valour, an organization that makes quilts for injured canadian soldiers.

• Contact your local women’s shelter, drop-in program or community centre to ask if they accept donations of craft supplies. some community organizations, such as Sistering, a women’s agency serving homeless, marginalized and low-income women in Toronto, use donations of yarn, spinning fibre and fabric in their employment training programs.

Blankets for Canada accepts donations of yarn and fabric to help in the organization’s mission to provide blankets – and comfort – to people in need.



This story was originally titled "You Asked" in the April 2013 issue.

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