The Joy of Stitching
If you are searching for a “feel good” program-with-a-purpose, you will touch many lives by using your knitting, sewing or crocheting talents as a Group Projects or Homeworker volunteer. Make everything from quilts, shawls, mittens, tote bags, and much more by volunteering in crafting groups and/or at home. On average, approximately 12,000 items are made and distributed to nonprofit organizations, medical facilities, low-income/transitional housing complexes, schools, etc. throughout Dane County to help people of all ages. Click here for a list of Recipient Agencies.
Our volunteers often tell us this program is what gets them going in the morning—to give from the hand and the heart to neighbors in Dane County. They appreciate the camaraderie, friendship, and social interaction that are part of a sewing or knitting group.
Donations are Gladly Accepted
Each year RSVP recycles thousands of pounds of donated materials. Instead of being sent to landfills, these items are crafted into beautiful, handmade items that are much appreciated by the community members who receive them. If you have acrylic yarn, cotton/cotton blend fabric, fleece, flannel, denim, corduroy or upholstery fabric, sewing notions or batting to donate, contact Kate Seal at or 608-310-7280.
Request Handmade Items
If you represent a community group in need of handmade items, download a Request for Handmade Items Form in printable pdf format and mail to Kate Seal, RSVP, 6501 Watts Road, Suite 250, Madison, WI 53719 or email to .
How to be a Knitting or Sewing Volunteer
Join us! RSVP has sewing or knitting groups in Belleville, Cambridge, Cross Plains, Deerfield, DeForest, Fitchburg, McFarland, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and several sites in Madison. To find a sewing or knitting group near you where you can use your creative talents to help others, contact Kate Seal at 608-310-7280, or or complete this online form.