Current Needs

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Warm Up America! accepts 7"x 9" knit/crochet sections, finished afghans and accessories year-round. However, we often have specific needs that require help from our incredible volunteers. Visit this page for updated information on the best way you can help us spread warmth around the country.

American Red Cross West Virginia Region

The American Red Cross, West Virginia Region would like 50-100 afghans of any size to be given to fire victims that have lost everything and were displaced from their home.  They really appreciate the kindness of this generous donation that brings comfort to their clients that have gone through the most traumatic experience of their lives.

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: Red Cross, WV Region
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007

Morehead State University’s Build-A-Bed Campaign

Warm Up America! needs 200 adult-size afghans (63" x 49") for Morehead State University’s Build-A-Bed campaign. This organization builds beds for children in need in Eastern Kentucky. Warm Up America! provides the blankets for this event and we need your help to fulfill this need. Please send the finished afghans to the WUA! home office before February 28, 2017. Thank you for your support and spread the word!

Address: 

Warm Up America!
℅ Build-A-Bed
3740 N. Josey Lane
Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007

Parkland Hospital

We are continuing our partnership with Parkland Hospital and need help collecting baby blanket donations (40" x 40").

Parkland also welcomes knitted or crocheted blankets, scarves and hats in all sizes for adult patients as well.

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: Parkland
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007

Weslaco Independent School District

Weslaco ISD is seeking child and lap size blankets to donate to their needy families in their school district.  One of their Intervention Specialist says the afghans are not only used for warmth, but to help children going through difficult times at home.  Warm Up America! would like to donate 100 child and lap size afghans.  Thank you for supporting Weslaco ISD and Warm Up America! 

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: Weslaco ISD
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007


Instructions

Mail your donations to the following address, and please write Attn: Parkland Hospital, etc. so we know where to send your donation.

Address

Warm Up America!
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007


For more information download our printable brochure.


Approximate number of sections  it takes to make a blanket

NOTE: If it is possible for you to make an entire afghan, it is not necessary to create individual sections. Any stitch is acceptable. Washable yarn recommended

Type of Afghan Number of Squares Complete Size
Baby 20 36" x 35"
Lap 25 45" x 35"
Child 36 54" x 42"
Adult 49 63" x 49"