DFW Fiber Fest has always had a charity that we have sponsored and that you—our attendees—have supported and donated to over the years.
Warm Up America
The charity for DFW Fiber Fest 2022 was Warm Up America. Based in Carrollton, Texas, Warm Up America helps collect items for programs all across the US. You can learn more about the organization here: https://warmupamerica.org/
According to their website, yarn must be machine washable and dryable. You can use any thickness yarn or size needle and hook, however, most donations we receive are crocheted or knitted with medium-weight (on the yarn label). While we hope that you will start working on projects now, we will have needles, hooks, and yarn if you want to take time out during the weekend to create a 7″ × 9″ rectangle, which they will collect to be used in afghans.
Warm Up America has many different programs that they support during the year, which can use different types of items. You can check out their current needs at: