Warm Up America

Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.

The Foundation receives requests for afghans and accessories from a variety of social service agencies, including homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters, American Red Cross chapters, veterans homes, senior centers, hospices and religious organizations serving families and individuals in communities around the country. It maintains a database of these requests and fulfills them on a first-come, first-serve basis.

While Warm Up America prefers that you use medium/worsted weight acrylic yarn (which is washable and dryable), but you can also use washable wool. Please tag washable wool squares so they can be sewn together with other similar squares.


  • Finished adult, child, and baby size afghans
  • Adult hats
  • Scarves
  • Baby clothing
  • 7" x 9" knit and crochet sections


Warm Up America!
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102
Carrollton, TX 75007