Current Campaigns

Wool-Aid campaigns in 2022 are primarily item-based rather than geared to a specific organization. This allows us much-needed flexibility to meet the needs of recipient organizations as we become aware of them. In the past, Wool-Aid has sent warm woolen items to children in Afghanistan and Mongolia; to young monks and young nuns living in remote mountainous areas of India; to refugee children living in Greece; to both young monks and orphan or nomad children living in Tibet; and, more recently, to asylum seekers in tent cities and shelters at the southern border of the U.S.

Wool-Aid Needs

Based on what our recipient organizations need most, our priority for items in 2022 is as follows:

Hats
Mittens
Blankets
Sweaters
Vests
Socks

Hats, socks, and mittens protect children from exposure to freezing temperatures. When we do that, we've made a big difference in keeping them warm! Sweaters and vests provide full-torso warmth; blankets are needed in large numbers, especially for children who are living in camps and tents.

With so much need and plenty of options for what you can make, know that you can make what you love, and it will be welcome and much appreciated!

Sending Items "Wherever They're Needed Most"

Wool-Aid accepts focus items—socks, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and blankets and 10” blanket squares—created from fiber that is at least 80% wool content (or other animal fiber) on a year-round basis. Please see Wool-Aid Guidelines. Items are distributed by Wool-Aid to recipient organizations according to need.

Wool-Aid Supports ...

... children who are living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps within Syria. Wool-Aid supports children of all ages — infants through teens — who have been forced to flee their homes and are now living in IDP camps in their own country. We send warm woolen hats, mittens, sweaters, vests, socks, and blankets to keep them warm. Wool-Aid works with an NGO in Turkey that coordinates care and support for these vulnerable children.

... young monks and young nuns in remote, mountainous areas of India who have come to monasteries or nunneries to study and train, often sent by their families as a way to keep them fed. The children range in age from 4 to 16 years old, though most of the children are age 12 and older. Appropriate colors for clothing for these children are red, maroon, brown, and gold. Wool-Aid works with the Tibetan Nuns Project as well as with individual monasteries to coordinate distribution of our warm clothing.

... children who are arriving as refugees in Greece. Wool-Aid is focused on children 5 to 16 years old, sending warm woolen hats, mittens, sweaters, vests, socks, and blankets to keep them warm. Wool-Aid items for other age groups, including clothing and blankets for infants and toddlers, are also sent for distribution. Wool-Aid works with Carry the Future, which coordinates care and support for these vulnerable children.

... children in Afghanistan who are living in orphanages, refugee camps, or remote villages. Most of the children Wool-Aid supports in Afghanistan range in age from 5 to 16 years old. Any and all colors are appropriate for these children. Wool-Aid is working with the Lamia Afghan Foundation, whose staff in Afghanistan sorts and distributes our warm woolen items.

... children arriving as asylum seekers at the southern border of the U.S. The children range in age from infants to 15 years old. Any and all colors are appropriate for both clothing and blankets. Hats, mittens, and blankets approximately 40" × 60" are in high demand for these children, many of whom are living in tent cities and shelters. Wool-Aid works with Carry the Future and other local aid organizations who coordinate the distribution of Wool-Aid items.