Current Campaigns

Wool-Aid campaigns in 2020 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 2019, Wool-Aid sent warm woolen items to children in Afghanistan; to young monks and young nuns living in remote mountainous areas of India; to refugee children living in Greece; and to both young monks and orphan or nomad children living in Tibet.

Wool-Aid Needs

Based on what our recipient organizations need most, our priority for items in 2020 is as follows:

Sweaters
Vests
Socks
Hats
Mittens
Blankets and 10 blanket squares

Hats and socks help keep children's heads and feet protected, and if we can do that, we've made a big difference in keeping them warm! Sweaters and vests provide full-torso warmth; mittens protect hands from exposure to freezing temperatures. Blankets are also needed in large numbers.

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. Items are distributed by Wool-Aid to recipient organizations according to need.

Wool-Aid Supports ...

... 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. All medium and dark 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 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. All medium and dark colors are appropriate for these children. Wool-Aid works with Carry the Future, which 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.

... young monks and schoolchildren (orphans and children of neighboring nomads) living in a remote area of Tibet. The children range in age from 6 to 15 years old. Appropriate colors for the young monks are red, maroon, brown, and gold. All medium and dark colors are appropriate for the schoolchildren. We also send blankets approximately 40" × 60" for the children.