Current Needs

Warm Up America! accepts knitted and crocheted 7" by 9" sections, finished blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, clothing 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.

Important Notes:

  1. We have created a donation form that we encourage you to include in packages you send to our office. This form helps our volunteers process your donations more quickly and efficiently. Please click this link to view and print the form. If you do not have access to a printer, we encourage you to write this information on a piece of paper and include it with your donations!
  2. If you have donated items in your local community on behalf of WUA!, please fill out this donation form to let us know what you donated and where you donated items to. Anytime you donate items locally, please fill this form out so we can easily keep track of items donated on behalf of WUA! around the country!
  3.  Local donations must be dropped off between 9 am and 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please do not leave any donations at the door - they must be accepted and taken in by someone at the office.
  4. No items sent by or on behalf of WUA!, including blankets assembled using 7"x9" sections, should be sold, auctioned, or donated to resale organizations without explicit written consent from WUA!
  5. All blankets joined using a box of 500 sections must go to recipients with a need for warmth or an item made with love. This can be both individuals or other charitable organizations serving larger communities. Blankets cannot be distributed to family or friends as gifts.
  6. Please note that Warm Up America! does not accept donations of fleece blankets or quilts, unfinished items, books, items that are not made of yarn, and/or dirty or heavily soiled items. All items donated to WUA! must be made of yarn, must be in good condition, and must be finished.

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, 2019. Thank you for your support and spread the word!

 

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

 

Instructions: 

Please send the finished afghans to the WUA! home office before March 31, 2019. ATTN: Build-A-Bed

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

Attn: Build-A-Bed

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 152

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Saber Healthcare Group®: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! is working with Saber Healthcare Group® to provide lap blankets, veteran blankets, shawls, hats, and scarves to the seniors they serve in their facilities. Saber Healthcare Group® cares for over 9,000 seniors in 117 communities spanning seven states. Any size shawls are acceptable and suggested size for lap blankets is 35" by 45". 

IMPORTANT: We ask that you send your items directly to the locations listed in the following link and NOT to the Warm Up America! office.

Please see this list for the facility addresses and items needed at each facility: https://rb.gy/hh6bil

Please fill out this survey when you have sent items to a facility. If you sent donations to multiple locations, fill out the form for each location.d joining sections.  

Children in Crisis: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! has received more and more requests from organizations across the country that serve children in crisis, including foster care organizations, schools, homeless shelters that serve children, etc. To meet these requests, we are in need of child and adult-sized blankets year around, as well as hats and scarves in the winter.

Address:

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Children in Crisis

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d j

Hospice/Respite Care Facilities: Items Needed Year Round

We receive many requests from hospices and respite care facilities that are in need of lap blankets and adult blankets to serve their residents and patients. One facility that we've donated many items to and continue to donate to is Sodality Respite Incorporated in Richmond, Virginia. To meet the needs of these facilities, we are in need of lap blankets and adult blankets year round.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Hospice Facilities

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Homeless Shelters: Items Needed Year Round

One of the biggest needs we have at Warm Up America! is for items that are sent to homeless shelters around the country. The Boone County Health Department is one of the organizations we send items to and there are many others that request our support throughout the year. To meet these requests, we are in need of adult-sized blankets, as well as hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Homeless Shelters

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Jaden Cares Blanket Drive: Items Needed Year Round

Jaden Cares is the idea of a 10 year old boy, Jaden Lowery. He was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma at the age of 6. Jaden fought cancer and won! During his inpatient treatments at Cook's Children Hospital, Jaden would receive gifts from various donors. He would also see many homeless people on his trips to and from the hospital. He told his parents that one day he would like to help the kids in the hospitals and the homeless. After his 9th birthday, Jaden told his parents that he would like to take his birthday money and give it to the homeless and hospitals. This led to the creation of Jaden Cares. Warm Up America! is in need of child and adult-sized blankets year round to provide to those served through Jaden Cares.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Jaden Cares

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

S.A.C.K. - Soap sacks for the homeless and relief efforts: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! is happy to announce a partnership with S.A.C.K. (Supporting a Community With Kindness) to provide soap sacks with full bars of soap to be included in our donations to homeless shelters, food pantries, relief efforts, etc. You can find sample patterns, tag page and additional information at www.soapsacks.com or on their Facebook page. You can mail your soap socks with full bars of soap to Warm Up America! or directly to S.A.C.K. (PO Box 33, Allenhurst, NJ 07711). When mailing, please add ATTN: S.A.C.K.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: S.A.C.K.

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Parkland Memorial Hospital: Items Needed Year Round 

Warm Up America! supports our local county hospital, Parkland by providing baby blankets, hats and clothing items. Parkland delivers about 100 babies a day and has one of the top NICU departments in the U.S. Parkland also welcomes knitted or crocheted blankets, scarves and hats in all sizes for adult patients as well. Parkland prefers all items to be laundered and in a plastic, zipped bag. Parkland cannot accept baby items with buttons or any other embellishments.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Parkland Hospital

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Veterans Section/Blanket Drive: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! is collecting red, white, and blue 7"x9" sections and blankets (lap or adult size) for Veterans Hospitals and Veterans Homes. A local volunteer joins all the sections into blankets to be distributed to hospitals and homes that serve veterans throughout the U.S. 

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Veterans

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Box of 500 Section Drive: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! has volunteers throughout the U.S. waiting to join sections into blankets and either donate them to local charities or back to WUA! to be used in a current campaign. We are always in need of 7” x 9” sections to keep up with the demand. This is a great way to use up your yarn scraps!

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Box of 500 sections

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! continuously monitors events around the U.S. for natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and extremely cold weather to provide blankets, hats, scarves, gloves and other clothing items for those in need. Items sent in without a specific campaign or items sent in after a deadline are used for these natural disasters.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Build A Bed Program: Items Needed Year Round

Warm Up America! has worked with the Morehead State University and their Build A Bed program for over 10 years. This organization builds beds for children in need in Eastern Kentucky so they have a proper place to sleep in their home. Each recipient is given a bed and mattress, a set of sheets, a blanket provided by WUA!, a hygiene kit, books, night-light or alarm clock, and stuffed animal. Morehead State University is always in need of child and adult size blankets (63” x 49”). 

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Build A Bed

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Made With Love: Items Needed July - December

Every January, Warm Up America! volunteers all over the U.S. hang hats, scarves and gloves/mittens from trees and fences in homeless neighborhoods with a tag that says “Take Me, I’m Yours”. Yarn bombing these items allow those in the area to take items to help keep them warm during the remaining winter months. When mailing your items, please add ATTN: Made With Love. If you are interested in holding your own Made With Love event in your community, contact WUA! at info@warmupamerica.org for more information.

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

ATTN: Made with Love

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 126

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies™

Warm Up America! is again supporting the East African Preterm Birth Initiative at the University of California San Francisco. Last year WUA! volunteers helped the organization create an amazing 17,000+ hats for newborns. The hats were so well received by new mothers and health workers in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, the University team is hoping to match last year’s hat total and expand the program to additional low- and middle-income countries. The deadline for sending hats for the Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies campaign is December 31, 2018. For more details about the initiative, and hat patterns, check out this special page at the website. 

 

Address: 

Warm Up America!

Attn: Tiny Hat Campaign

3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 152

Carrollton, TX 75007d joining sections.  

DONATE

We need your financial support to build our charity network. Help us to ship, deliver and create more warm blankets and clothing for people less fortunate than ourselves. 

MAKE

Volunteers can donate their time to crochet and knit one or more 7" by 9" sections, as well as entire blankets and accessories. Sections are either joined by individuals or groups in a community.

Mail items to:

3740 N Josey Ln Suite #126, Carrollton, TX 75007

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