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Mittens for Detroit

We are thrilled to be partnering with Mittens for Detroit, Inc., - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collects, purchases, and distributes new mittens and gloves to those in need in Detroit, Michigan, and other nearby underserved cities - as a collection location.

Read on to learn more about Mittens for Detroit and how you can get involved!

Be a MittenMaker

Donating handmade mittens are a wonderful way to support the Mittens for Detroit mission! Whether you knit, crochet or even sew, there are oodles of beautiful patterns at your disposal.

The good folks at Mittens for Detroit have put together an entire webpage dedicated to handmade mittens, and while they even mention searching Ravelry for mitten patterns, they make the following suggestions for a knitting pattern and a crochet pattern. We also love Tin Can Knit's The World's Simplest Mittens pattern.

Donations are accepted year-round, and we have a box in the shop where you can drop off your finished items!

Pairs of mittens in various sizes stacked on top of one another.
Photo courtesy of Tin Can Knits.

Crafting Support

Mittens for Detroit operates a Facebook group for MittenMakers where makers of all levels can share patterns, photos, and support one another's efforts.

We also offer classes and workshops throughout the year that focus on mittens and/or necessary skills for knitting and crocheting mittens. Check our Classes page for current offerings!

Not local or more of a video learner? We are always trying to grow our library of video tutorials on our YouTube channel - MFY+.

More About Mittens for Detroit

From MittensforDetroit.org...

Mittens for Detroit, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the purpose of collecting, purchasing, and distributing new mittens and gloves to children, teens, and adults in need in Detroit, Michigan, and other underserved cities. Thousands of people donate new pairs in collections at public and private collections. The pairs are counted, sorted, and packed by hundreds of volunteers, and they are distributed by a network of nearly 100 agencies, nonprofits, schools, shelters, medical facilities, and other organizations that pass them out to their clients, families, and students.

Mittens for Detroit was founded in 2010. Today Mittens for Detroit is a well-respected nonprofit, with an office in downtown Detroit. Thousands of people contribute to the mission each year – with donations and volunteer time. MFD has grown since 2010, collecting and distributing more than one-quarter million pairs of new mittens and gloves, as a result of the kindness and generosity of thousands of donors and volunteers who focus on our mission every year.

Two individuals sorting through donated mittens for Mittens for Detroit.
Photo courtesy of Mittens for Detroit.

Connect with Mittens for Detroit

In addition to their primary website - mittensfordetroit.org - you can connect with Mittens for Detroit on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube!

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