Current Needs

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Warm Up America! accepts 7"x 9" knit/crochet sections, finished afghans and accessories year-round. However, we often have specific needs that require help from our incredible volunteers. Visit this page for updated information on the best way you can help us spread warmth around the country.

Build-A-Bed

Warm Up America! needs 200 adult-size afghans (63" x 49") for Morehead State University's Build-A-Bed campaign. This organization builds beds for children in need in Eastern Kentucky. Warm Up America! provides the blankets for this event and we need your help to fulfill this need. Please send the finished afghans to the WUA! home office before March 31, 2018. Thank you for your support and spread the word!

https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Outreach/MSU-Corps/Build-A-Bed

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: Build-A-Bed
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007

Hurricane Harvey Efforts

As a Texas-based charity, Warm Up America! feels a special connection to the people of Houston and all the Gulf Coast towns who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Working with local shelters and other relief organizations, we plan to provide afghans to families as the rescue phase shifts to rebuilding.

Our goal is to assemble as many youth and adult afghans as possible and we need your help to realize this goal. If it is possible to crochet or knit an entire afghan, youth or lap robe (see size chart below) and donate to Warm Up America! that would be amazing. However, we always accept 7” by 9” sections, which our wonderful local volunteers will assemble.

We will be collecting afghans and sections plus assembling afghans at the upcoming Stitches Texas show, September 14-17 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX.

Instructions: 

Ship your sections and/or completed afghans to us!

Address: 

Warm Up America!
ATTN: Hurricane Harvey
3740 North Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007

Parkland Hospital

We are continuing our partnership with Parkland Hospital and need help collecting baby blanket donations (40" x 40").

Parkland also welcomes knitted or crocheted blankets, scarves and hats in all sizes for adult patients as well.

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: Parkland
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007

University Settlement

University Settlement is seeking 100-200 afghans of any size to donate to seniors in their Adult Wellness Program and to families that visit their Hunger Center. University Settlement’s provides services to support the basic needs of children & families impoverished in the Broadway–Slavic Village neighborhood in Cleveland, OH and lead them into a pathway of self-sustainability.

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: University Settlement
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007


Instructions

Mail your donations to the following address, and please write Attn: Parkland Hospital, etc. so we know where to send your donation.

Address

Warm Up America!
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007


For more information download our printable brochure.


Approximate number of sections  it takes to make a blanket

NOTE: If it is possible for you to make an entire afghan, it is not necessary to create individual sections. Any stitch is acceptable. Washable yarn recommended

Type of Afghan Number of Squares Complete Size
Baby 20 36" x 35"
Lap 25 45" x 35"
Child 36 54" x 42"
Adult 49 63" x 49"