Current Needs

made with love, brochure and afghan images
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.

Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN)

The Los Angeles Youth Network is one of the few shelters licensed to care for youth 12-17 in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Last year, they provided nearly 10,000 bed nights to youth in need of shelter. They also reached over 2,000 youth and provided more than 35,000 meals to youth through street outreach and shelter placement.

LAYN provides new bedding for each child that enters their shelter and would like to receive 200 adult size afghans to provide to the teenagers.

Address: 

Warm Up America!
Attn: Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN)
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"