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Since our founding in June 2006, we have delivered
requested crocheted, knitted, and quilted items to
more than 148,417 people living in communities across the United States
and 80 countries around the world.
This work is possible thanks tothousands of individuals who
create the items independently and in groups called Peace Pods;
more than 4,045volunteer delivery partners;
and hundreds offinancial supportersjust like YOU!
Knitting4Peace harnesses the power of love through compassionate creative action that invites, involves, and serves all women, children, and families in our own communities and countries around the world.
Knitting4Peace is a grass-roots organization dedicated to crafting hope, healing & peace one stitch at a time through non-violent compassionate action. We are committed to the well-being of women, children, and families we may never meet; we plant seeds of hope for a future we will never see. We are non-violent revolutionaries — armed with the power of prayer, the skills of our hands, and the care in our hearts — united in our fight for hope, healing, justice and peace for all women, children and families. No exceptions.
Knitting4Peace holds steadfastly to its founding Interfaith & Spiritual Commitments. We are intentional about incorporating an element of 3 in every thing we create. This element of 3 symbolizes the person who creates the item, the person who receives it, and the Mystery of Creation that creates and unites all of Creation. 3 also symbolizes the importance of the Abrahamic faith traditions to global peace. Because these three traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) represent 2/3 of the world’s population, there is virtually no chance for global peace until our Abrahamic Family is knit together in a tapestry of respect and commitment to compassionate coexistence. Our work of crafting and delivering Hope, Healing, and Peace constitutes the third “3” of our Mission’s founding commitments.
Knitting4Peace is dedicated to knitting together the global Beloved Community. We do our work one person at a time … one stitch at a time … one delivery at a time … one day at a time.
As we knit, crochet, weave, or quilt each item, we pray for each other; we pray for the recipients of the items we create; we pray for those who deliver our items; and we pray for hope, healing and peace throughout our world.
We welcome people of all faiths, and those who profess no faith, to join our work.
The tangible items we create are personally delivered to women, teens, children, infants, and families in global areas of conflict, including our own neighborhoods and countries around the world.
For a list of our delivery locations, click above on “What We Do.” When you reach that page, click on “Deliveries.” You will find a list of all our local and global delivery locations.
To join our Community Purls local delivery program, see more details on our “Deliveries” page.
For patterns of the items we create, click above on “What We Do.” When you reach that page, click on “Patterns.” To see photos of our various items, click on any of the “See Photos” links and you will be taken directly to a gallery of our created items.
We create items that are requested by those we serve. In 2006, when we were founded, we only made Peace Shawls for women. Since then we have been asked to expand our work. Currently we create the following specifically requested items:
Peace Shawls for women
Peace Pals (boy & girl dolls) for children
Scarves for children, teens, and adults
Hats for children, teens, and adults
Quilted sleeping mats for AIDS orphans in Swaziland
Blankets of Peace for families
Birthing Kits (baby hat, baby peace pal, washcloth)
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in June 2006. We are a widespread community: thousands of knitters, crocheters, weavers, quilters, and financial supporters live in communities across the United States and Canada. We are as young as six and as “seasoned” as 101. We create items individually and in groups called Peace Pods (for a complete list of our Peace Pods, go to our “Join Us” page and click on “Create With a Group.”)
Our widespread community also includes thousands of women, children, and families in local and global areas of conflict who receive our items of hope, healing, and peace. We are dedicated to making a difference in the world by “knitting together” the global Beloved Community, stitch by stitch by stitch, day after day after day. read more >
We welcome any one and every one interested in crafting peace & justice through non-violent compassionate action. You can join us by knitting, crocheting, weaving, or quilting on your own; by doing it with a group of friends or a local Peace Pod; by creating a new Peace Pod; by becoming one of our Delivery Agents; or by supporting us with your prayers and financial contributions. We would love to hear from you. Just go to our “Contact Us” page and send us a message. read more >