Hello everyone! Tara here—
There are so many incredible charities that work with knitters and crocheters to help people that need it.
Today, I want to talk to you about a charity called Sisters United.
Founded in early 2019 in Montana, this charity was created by Candice English (Blackfeet & Nez Pierce)—the owner of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. Check her site out HERE! The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers was the Guest Editor of Pom Pom Magazine’s 46th issue, which features stunning crochet and knit patterns in some of their gorgeous yarn.
Candice made this charity to raise funds for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & People (MMIWGP), but the charity has grown since then. Now, the charity helps create opportunities for indigenous women and children and indigenous communities.
Sisters United offers financial support to help find missing indigenous people and they help fund programs that help the indigenous communities heal from trauma. This charity works hard to ensure the safety of the communities, provide education to people, and preserve the culture.
To learn more about the organizations Sisters United partners with, check out their site!
To support this organization, you can donate directly to the cause, host a fundraiser, or talk to them about donating items. Pattern designers could collaborate with the charity to create knit-alongs and crochet-alongs that feature the yarn on the Farmer’s Daughter Fibers site. Designers could also donate pattern proceeds to the charity.
You can sponsor healing bundles that are donated to trauma survivors, with options to sponsor one, two, or five bundles. You can also sponsor an entire victim services donation.
On top of that, 100% of all sales received from the knitting patterns on their site goes directly to the charity.
Candice also sells Sisters United Merchandise on the Farmer’s Daughter Fibers site HERE. 90-100% of the profits from these items go directly to the charity (the item description will tell you how much is going to be donated for each item).
With so many ways to support this incredible charity, we had to share!
Let us know how what charities you love to work with in the comment section!
– Tara Orchard, Crochet Expert