KnitSpinQuilt started in 2015 when I realized that while being a graduate student meant I don’t have a lot of spare income, I do have the ability to make items and donate the proceeds to charity. I donate 15% of retail priced items to charities that rotate each year.
I have a limited number of slots available to wholesale to shops and have consigned at festivals with vendors, as well as working with indie dyers and local yarn stores to create custom stitch marker sets or custom bags. Curious about that? Get in touch!
Fundraising in 2017
In the beginning of 2017 raised $240 for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières.
Now I’m fundraising for the Hispanic Federation for Puerto Rico disaster recovery.
In 2015, I donated $900 to the Johns Hopkins CTY Scholars Program. In 2016, I donated almost $3,000 to the Flint Child Health Development Fund.
In 2015 and 2016, I donated the full purchase price (less Etsy fees) to the charities — but it became clear that I can’t continue to do that, because I was spending money on materials and overhead and fees and taxes. Starting in January of 2017, I donate 30% of the purchase price (pre-discounts), which will allow me to keep doing this for longer without wiping out my own pocketbook.