Knit For Kids

Knit for Kids began in 1996 by Guideposts magazine as a way to send hand-knit or crocheted sweaters to children in need. Thanks to volunteer knitters, over half a million children have received something new for the first time in their lives. As children grow out of their sweaters, they often become cherished hand-me-downs to other children.

In 2009, Guideposts magazine turned the Knit for Kids program over to long-time partner World Vision in order to help even more children in need.


Knit For Kids prefers you use their patterns (available for free download here) for donations to their organization. They have sweater, blanket, and hat patterns available for both knitters and crocheters.


Knit for Kids
c/o World Vision
210 Overlook Drive
Sewickley, PA 15143

There is no need to insure or express ship your sweaters, caps or blankets. We accept knitted items all year! Please print a packing slip and include it inside your package.