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Knitting and crocheting are wonderful hobbies to take up in order to give back to the vulnerable in our society; these are the organisations using the skills to make a difference!


South Africa (27 January 2023) – The Good Things Guy team has been working on these charity lists since the start of the pandemic in 2020. They were created as tools to help people find help or offer it to causes close to their hearts. Over the years, the demand for these lists has grown, and today, we are excited to share our lists for 2023.

Our charity list was usually one long one, but we have found, with the help of insightful readers, that one list is too much to work through. This year we are splitting the list into various categories. This list features organisations that try and make winter more bearable for the many who face it as under-resourced, by knitting beanies, blankets, booties and scarves.

If you are looking for a list of shelters, please see our list here. If you are looking for soup kitchens, community support or feeding schemes, please see that list here. Lastly, if you have items that could keep animals cosy, see that list here.

If we have missed an organisation or charity, please email and we will add it soonest; kindly supply the relevant links as well as which province they work in, the NPO/NGO/NPC registration details and a brief description of what the organisation does.

Please note, this is a working list, so keep sending through your charities, and we will keep adding them!

  • 67 Blankets (National) – Facebook
  • Beanies for Babies (Bloemfontein, FS) – Facebook
  • Beanies for Beings (Northriding, GP) – Facebook
  • Bowlers 4 Babies (Margate, KZN) – Facebook
  • Crochet for Cancer (National) – Facebook
  • Kindness Like Confetti (Linden, GP) – WebsiteFacebook
  • Knit-a-Square (National) – WebsiteFacebook
  • Warriors for Africa’s Wildlife (National) – Facebook

Sources: Various (Linked Above)
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Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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