Bags for Ronald McDonald House

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Calling all knitters, or crocheters!


Ronald McDonald House Charity needs our help.   I’m sure you are familiar with the great work that the Ronald McDonald House does providing housing for families who are going through a medical crisis with their children.  They have 3 separate facilities that at any given night can house 67 families.  Many of those families stay for months at a time, some even stay for years while their children are receiving treatment.


Every year around the holidays, they do a fun activity called “12 Days of Sharing”.  For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, they surprise families with small gifts in their room.  This year they are asking for 50 felt bags for one of the surprise gifts for the moms!


They’ve asked for our help to make them, and we are asking you!


Here is our proposal.  You come to the shop and buy yarn for a felted bag.  Go home, knit and felt it.  Then come back to the shop with the finished bag and we’ll give you a $10 gift card to Darn Knit Anyway!  You get to make a donation to this great cause and you get $10 to spend at your favorite LYS!  It’s a win-win!


There is no specific bag requirement.  Any felted bag is fine.  Our requirements are only that the bags are handmade, felted and brand spanking new.  Remember, these are extra special moms, so they need extra special bags!

They have asked for 50 of them and they want them by December 1st.  (Deadline extended to December 11th)  Let’s not let them down!


Do you knit?  How about this one, Angela’s Fabulous Felted Bag ,or this one…Booga Bag


Do you crochet?  How about this one…Felted Purse, or this one College Tote.


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7 Responses to “Bags for Ronald McDonald House”

  1. Theresa Haka Comer says:

    How/Where do they get delivered to? I actually have a bag ready, and might be interested in making another.

  2. admin says:

    Great Theresa! Thanks so much! Our only requirements are that the bag is felted, handmade, and never used before. Remember, these are extra special gifts for extra special mommas! They get delivered to Darn Knit Anyway, 423 S Main Street, Stillwater, MN 55082.

  3. Ruth Ranum says:

    I will be down to pick up yarn and a pattern, I have a couple but would like to see yours. I love felting !

  4. Lynn says:

    I will do one!

  5. Kirsten says:

    I have one that is a “UFO” and would love to have a reason to finish! Date needed by? Great idea…

  6. admin says:

    Hi Kirsten! We need by December 1st if possible! Thanks so much

  7. Alyssa says:

    Just what I need …. an excuse to knit felted bags …. you do know how to feed an addiction, don’t you? Will be down soon to shop!

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