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Giving at Fillory Yarn

Fillory Yarn is a drop-off location for the Octopi for NICU babies, Mother Bear Project, Project Linus, Alice's Embrace, and Knitted Knockers. These organizations distribute your handmade items to those in need.

Additionally, we will wind non-Fillory yarn for customers who give $3 per skein to Alice's Embrace, Cast-Off Chemo!, the Mother Bear Project or Second Harvest Food Bank. Checks should be made payable to your organization of choice or cash will be placed in the appropriate donation slot.

  • Octopus Project for NICU babies.  Crochet an Octopus friend for babies in the NICU. Learn more about this project and get the pattern here. There is an active FaceBook group with all kinds of files for reference about approved yarns, guidelines, etc.
  • Cancer research surgeon Dr. David Krag has discovered a way to effectively treat breast and other cancers without the use of chemo. He needs your help to make his treatment available to all who suffer with this disease. Just think if knitters and crocheters could take credit for helping Dr. Krag to Cast Off Chemo! For more information go to and hear Dr. Krag describe his work.
  • Knitted Knockers is a group that connects volunteer knitters and crocheters with breast cancer survivors to offer free Knitted Knockers to any woman who wants them. There is a huge demand for Knitted Knockers that can’t be met by any one group but together we can do it! If someone in each area will set a goal of meeting the need in just their county it can happen! At Fillory we host a monthly knit-along to make knitted knockers. 
  • Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, many living the rest of their lives in a memory care facility. We seek volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created. Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help ease the anxiety that is often present in those suffering from the disease. Patterns on
  • The Mother Bear Project puts handmade teddy bears in the hands of African children who have been affected by Aids.We stock both knitted and crocheted patterns for which you may reimburse us, or you may order your pattern directly from the Mother Bear Project. Please remember to attach a "heart" tag to your bear(s).
  • Project Linus collects and distributes handmade blankets to newborns in need. Please remember to include your name and address with the blanket(s) for the Project Linus records.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices.


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San Jose, CA 95125

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