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"Stitch For A Cause"

Each month we feature a different designer's work or a different category of designs, and a charitable organization to receive the proceeds from our program.

The featured designs are offered in two ways -- either the customer chooses to pay full price and we will donate 20% of the price to the cause of the month, or the customer chooses to receives 10% off and the cause will receive a donation of 10%.

Click here to see the selected designs for this month.

The designers and organizations that we have featured are:
Designer(s)                                         Cause of the month                                           Date                     
A Selection of Women and
Children Needlepoint Canvases
and Ruth Dilts Design
The Second Step -- providing services
for those experiencing domestic violence
May 2024
A Selection of "A is for Apple
& other Fruit" Needlepoint
Canvases and Art Ventures
and Annalee Waite Designs
Action Against Hunger -- fighting against
hunger and malnutrition around the
April 2024
A Selection of Eggs, Bunnies,
Chicks, and Lambs Needlepoint
Canvases and Sheepish Designs
and Shepherd's Bush
International Women's Day -- (March 8)
is a global day celebrating the social,
economic, cultural, and political
achievements of women
March 2024
A selection of Dog Needlepoint
Canvases and Canterbury
Designs plus An assortment
of Kits of Dogs
K9s For Warriors -- providing highly-
trained Service Dogs to military veterans
suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain
injury, and/or military sexual trauma
February 2024
A selection of 'Blood Red'
Needlepoint Canvases and
M Designs
New York Blood Center Enterprises --
providing the highest quality blood and
stem cell products and related medical
and consultative services to hospitals
and patients
January 2024
A selection of Accessories
and Needlework Tools
Americares -- helping disaster survivors
around the world
December 2023
A selection of Geometric &
Abstract Needlepoint Canvases
and Sisters & Best Friends
Embrace Global -- creating a world in
which all premature babies have access
to an incubator
November 2023
A selection of Autumn/Fall
related Needlepoint Canvases
and Ewe & Eye & Friends
American Journalism Project -- investing
in and building nonprofit newsrooms
that are governed by and are sustained
by the public they serve
October 2023
A selection of Halloween
Needlepoint Canvases and
Heart In Hand Needleart
Climate Justice Alliance -- leading the
shift from an extractive economy to a
regenerative economy
September 2023
A Pink is the Word of the
selection of Needlepoint
Canvases, Counted Cross Stitch
patterns, and Needlework Tools
Girls Inc. -- inspiring all girls to be
strong, smart, and bold
August 2023
A selection of Christmas (in
) Needlepoint Canvases
and Christmas (in July) Cross
Stitch Patterns
American Civil Liberties Union --
working with attorneys and activists
in their communities to shape better
policies and spread awareness about their
states' priority civil rights issues
July 2023
A selection of Floral &
Gardening Needlepoint and
Charted Canvaswork designs
and Heritage Crafts
Alaska Whale Foundation -- ensuring the
long-term health of marine mammals
and coastal ecosystems
June 2023
A selection of Easter-related
Needlepoint Canvases and
Elizabeth's Designs and
Counted Illuminations
Monuments Men and Women
-- created to raise worldwide
awareness about the service of the
Monuments Men and Women, honor
them for their achievements, and
complete their unfinished mission of
returning missing art to the rightful
April 2023 and
May 2023
A selection of Travel & Sights
Needlepoint and BrightNeedle
and Unity Station Originals
School of Leadership, Afghanistan -- an
Afghan-led boarding school for Afghan
March 2023
A selection of Hearts &
Valentines Needlepoint
and The Sweetheart Tree
American Heart Association -- fighting
against heart disease and stroke
February 2023
A selection of Full-Size
Christmas Stocking Canvases
and Stocking Cuff Canvases
and The Stitchworks and
Something In Common
Baby2Baby -- providing children living
in poverty with diapers, clothing and all
the basic necessities that every child
January 2023
A selection of Full-Size
Christmas Stocking Needlepoint
Canvases and The Stitchworks
Plan International -- a development and
humanitarian organization that advances
children's rights and equality for girls
December 2022
A selection of Food & Drink
related Needlepoint Canvases
and American School of
Healing Meals Community Project --
providing healthy, organic meals to
people in a health crisis while fostering
compassion and empowering youth and
adult volunteers in our communities
November 2022
A selection of Autumn/Fall
related Needlepoint Canvases
and The Cross-Eyed Cricket
National Forest Foundation -- bringing
people together to restore and enhance
our National Forests and Grasslands
October 2022
A selection of Sports, School &
Children related
Canvases and Rosewood Manor
Tunnel To Towers Foundation -- helping
America's heroes by providing mortgage-
free homes and building custom-designed
smart homes for catastrophically injured
veterans and first responders, and
committed to eradicating veteran
homelessness and aiding the victims of
major U.S. disasters
September 2022
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and Forever in
My Heart and Friends Indeed
Cool Earth -- working to protect
rainforest and fight the climate crisis
August 2022
Christmas (in July)
Needlepoint Canvases and
Christmas (in July)
Cross Stitch Patterns
World Food Program for South Sudan --
WFP has emergency operations in
South Sudan to help people meet their
food and nutrition needs
July 2022
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and The Workbasket
Everytown for Gun Safety -- working to
end gun violence in America
June 2022
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and Hardanger,
Pulled Thread, Drawn Thread
and Blackwork patterns,
kits & more
UNICEF -- on the ground helping
Ukraine's children
May 2022
A selection of Easter & Spring
Needlepoint Canvases and
Chessie & Me and
Jeannette Douglas Designs
World Central Kitchen -- providing meals
in response to the humanitarian crisis
in Eastern Europe
April 2022
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
Stitches from the Heartland
CARE -- Fighting Global Poverty and
World Hunger
March 2022
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
Jeanette Crews Designs
K.I.N.D. - Kids in Need of Desks -- A
simple desk can make all the difference
February 2022
A selection of Food-related
Needlepoint Canvases and
Douglas Designs / Raspberry
Patch Design Studio
and Prairie Grove Peddler
Mercy Chefs -- a non-profit disaster relief
organization providing food service
during natural disasters and in
underserved communities across the
January 2022
A variety of Charted
Canvaswork Designs and
a selection of Hardcover
Cross Stitch Books
The Blue Carbon Initiative -- a
coordinated, global program focused on
mitigating climate change through the
conservation and restoration of coastal
and marine ecosystems
December 2021
Northwest & Southwest
Inspired Needlepoint Canvases
& Charted Canvaswork and
'Cross the Lilliebridge and
Lone Deer - Sonagolese Designs
and The Stitching Studio
American Indian College Fund --
providing financial support for
Native American students and tribal
colleges and universities, and also
supporting programs for institutional
growth and sustainability and cultural
November 2021
Full-Size Christmas Stockings
Needlepoint Canvases and
Cross Stitch Patterns and Tools
from a selection of
International Designers
HeroFund USA -- the nation's premier
private funding source for
First-Responder safety equipment and
October 2021
Even More Halloween and
Canvases and Color Charts
Don't Be A Monster -- providing free,
unique, and entertaining
bullying-prevention assemblies for
students in 4th-10th grade
September 2021
A collection of Halloween,
Thanksgiving & Fall Scenes

Needlepoint Canvases
and La-D-Da and
Waxing Moon Designs
The Hole in the Wall Gang -- providing
"a different kind of healing" to seriously
ill children and their families free of
August 2021
A selection of Christmas (in
Needlepoint Canvases
and Sunflower Samplings and
The Sunflower Seed
Paralyzed Veterans of America -- striving
to empower our brave men and women
veterans to regain what they fought for:
their freedom and independence
July 2021
A selection of Belts, Luggage
Straps, and other bands

Needlepoint Canvases and
Hearthside Designs and
The Nutmeg Needle
United Nations Girls' Education
-- advancing gender equality
in and through education
June 2021
An assortment of Floral
Needlepoint Canvases and
The Silver Lining
Women For Women International -- a
global community of women working to
create a more just world
May 2021
An assortment of Words &
Needlepoint Canvases
and Liberty Street and
First Book -- providing equal access to
quality education for kids in need
April 2021
A selection of Food & Beverage
Needlepoint Canvases and
Ginger & Spice, Pickle Barrel
and Plum Pudding
Bread for the World -- a collective of
Christian voices urging our nation's
decision makers to end hunger at home
and abroad
March 2021
Assorted Animal Needlepoint
Canvases and
The Victoria Sampler and
Designs by Cathy Jean
National Geographic Society -- using the
power of science, exploration, education
and storytelling to illuminate and protect
the wonder of our world
February 2021
A selection of Needlepoint
of Hearts & Valentines and
St. Patrick's Day and
Cross My Heart and
Heartstring Samplery
The Farmlink Project -- connecting farms
with a surplus of fresh, nutritious
produce to communities in need
January 2021
An assortment of Christmas
Ornaments and 2020 Masks

Needlepoint Canvases and
Amy Bruecken Designs and
Sisters and Best Friends
Toys For Tots -- helping to bring the joy
of Christmas to less-fortunate children
December 2020
Sew Much Fun Needlepoint
and Schoolroom Samplings
The Giving Doll -- "Our mission is to
give faith, love, joy, hope and comfort to
children worldwide, at times of special
need through the construction and
distribution of handmade cloth dolls"
November 2020
A selection of Women, Clothing
& Accessories
Canvases and Imaginating
League of Women Voters Education
-- working to register voters and
provide voters with election information
through voter guides as well as
candidate forums and debates
October 2020
A selection of Asian & African
Needlepoint Canvases
and Enchanting Lair and
Glory Bee
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance -- helping to
vaccinate almost half the world's children
against deadly and debilitating infectious
September 2020
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases for Small Accessories
and Sue Hillis Designs
ECAD -- enabling people with
disabilities to gain greater independence
and mobility through the use of specially
educated dogs
August 2020
A selection of Nature Related
Needlepoint Canvases and
Covered Crossings Stitchery
and Designs by Linda Myers
The Nature Conservancy -- conserving
the lands and waters on which all life
July 2020
A selection of Tropical Life
Needlepoint Canvases and
Kustom Krafts
Partners In Health -- providing a
preferential option for the poor in
health care
June 2020
Needlepoint Kits,
Cross Stitch Kits, and
Crewel Embroidery Kits
Samaritan's Purse -- meeting critical
needs for victims of conflict, disaster,
famine, and epidemics throughout the
May 2020
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
By The Bay Needleart
Coronavirus Direct Relief -- providing
personal protective equipment and
essential medical items to health workers
responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)
April 2020
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
Homespun Elegance
Hemophilia Federation of America --
assists, educates and advocates for
the bleeding disorders community
March 2020
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases by Melissa Shirley;
Charted Canvaswork Patterns
by Southern Cross Needlework;
a selection of Cross Stitch
Patterns with an Australia
connection; and Gumnut Yarns
hand-dyed softly-shaded
embroidery threads from
Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery --
helping to create a Native Plant
Nursery to fast-track recovery and
provide wildlife with essential habitat
February 2020
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and Twisted Threads
Mercy Ships -- international sailing ships
that offer clean water, reliable
electricity, and medical care
January 2020
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
Vickery Collection
Americares -- improving health for
people affected by poverty or disaster
December 2019
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
The Sewing Circle
World Central Kitchen -- providing
a warm meal, an encouraging word,
and a helping hand in hard times
November 2019
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and Erica Michaels
National Multiple Sclerosis Society --
helping people affected by Multiple
October 2019
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and
Historic Handworkes
Rainforest Trust -- protecting our
planet's critical ecosystems
September 2019
A selection of Needlepoint
Canvases and Great Big Graphs
National Park Foundation -- protection
and enhancement of our national parks
August 2019
Cooper Oaks Design and
True Colors International
SurfRider Foundation -- protect the
ocean, waves, and beaches
July 2019
A selection of Travel and
Needlepoint and
Plum Street Samplers
Clean The World Foundation --
globally providing education & supplies
for better water, sanitation, and hygiene
June 2019
A selection of Cat Needlepoint
and Dimensions
Folds of Honor -- providing educational
scholarships to spouses and children of
America's fallen and disabled service
May 2019
Signs & Sayings Needlepoint
and The Artists Collection
National Aphasia Association --
promoting awareness and providing
support for those with aphasia
April 2019
Zecca Needlepoint and
Keslyn's and Kit & Bixby
Bright Pink -- helping to save lives
from breast and ovarian cancer
March 2019
Colorful Needlepoint
and Leisure Arts
Convoy Of Hope -- providing help and
hope to those who are impoverished,
hungry and hurting
February 2019
Fruit & Vegetables Needlepoint
and Permin of Copenhagen
Operation Smile -- providing free
surgeries for children and young adults
in developing countries who are born
with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other
dental and facial conditions
January 2019
Entertainment Needlepoint and
Americana & U.S. Military
Cross Stitch
USO -- providing programs, entertain-
ment and support to service members
and their families all around the world
December 2018
Christmas Needlepoint with
Stitch Guides
Angel Stitchin
Puppy Up Foundation -- discovering the
common links between canine and
human cancers
November 2018
Fun Needlepoint and
Sudberry House
Treasured Time -- giving the gift of
moments to help grant the wishes
of parents with life-threatening medical
October 2018
Jacobean Inspired Needlepoint,
Crewel Embroidery Kits, and
With My Needle
National Eating Disorders Association --
supporting those affected by eating
September 2018
Sealife Needlepoint and
Hands Across the Sea,
Silver Creek Samplers, and
Water's Edge
Ocean Conservancy -- working to protect
the ocean from global challenges
August 2018
Americana Needlepoint and
Americana Cross Stitch
Building Homes For Heroes --
Supporting the brave men and women
injured while serving our country
July 2018
Asian-Inspired Needlepoint and
Val's Stuff
TheDream.Us -- Providing DREAMers
the opportunity to realize their college
dreams and give back
June 2018
Sports & Games and
John Clayton
Adaptive Sports Center -- Enhancing the
quality of life of people with disabilities
through exceptional outdoor adventure
May 2018
Chicks, Ducks & Geese and
Heart In Hand Needleart
Moms Demand Action -
Action For Gun Sense In America
April 2018
Hearts and Valentines &
St. Patrick's Day and
Fireside Originals
Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary --
Providing sanctuary for former
research animals
March 2018 and
February 2018
Needlepoint Kits and
CornerHouse Designs &
Lesa Steele Designs
California Fire Foundation --
SAVE: supplying aid to wildfire victims
January 2018
A selection of Christmas
Needlepoint Canvases
Holly House Designs &
Midsummer Night Designs
Snowball Express -- serving the children
of our fallen military heroes
December 2017
Evelyn Bernstein Studio and
Just Nan
Malala Fund -- working for a world
where every girl can learn and lead
without fear
November 2017
Tropical Birds & Flowers and
Stoney Creek Collection
Hurricane Disaster Relief
October 2017
JP Needlepoint and
SamSarah Design Studio
September 2017
Julia's Needleworks and
Cross-Eyed Cricket
Soldier On Women's Program --
Helping Women Veterans Reclaim
Their Lives
August 2017
Charlotte Westerfield and
Serendipity Designs, MarBek,
and Dobber Designs
National Scoliosis Foundation --
Improving the lives of those living with
scoliosis and other spinal deformities
July 2017 and
June 2017
Wildlife Needlepoint Canvases
and Kathy Barrick,
Carriage House Samplings, and
Barrick Samplers
Wildlife Conservation Society --
Saving Wildlife and Wild Places
May 2017
Amanda Lawford & DC Designs
and Designs From Pamela
World Food Program USA April 2017
Judaica and
Diane Graebner Designs
Pet Partners -- to improve human health
through the human-animal bond
March 2017
TNNA Winter 2017 Show and
The Workbasket
National Audubon Society February 2017
Kitchen & Coasters and
Feeding America January 2017
Storybook & Cartoon Characters
Shepherd's Bush Printworks
Save the Children December 2016
The Caron Collection and
Elizabeth's Designs
National Stroke Association November 2016
2016 Destination: Dallas
Needlepoint Market
The Drawn Thread
Alzheimer's Association -- care and
support for all those affected by
Alzheimer’s and other dementias
October 2016
Rebecca Wood Designs and
Hardcover Cross Stitch Books
Operation Homefront -- financial and
other assistance to the families of our
service members and wounded warriors
September 2016
Needle Crossings and
Stitches from the Heartland
JDRF -- Type 1 Diabetes Research August 2016
Curtis Boehringer (NP) and
Curtis Boehringer (CS)
Operation Gratitude -- saying
"Thank You" to all who serve
July 2016
Houses and Buildings and
Glendon Place
Dentists Without Borders June 2016
Women and
Of Female Worth
RAINN -- Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network
May 2016
Florals and
Cross 'N Patch
The National Kidney Foundation April 2016
Easter Eggs and
The Seeing Eye -- helping the blind
with Seeing Eye dogs
March 2016
J. Child Designs and
Fanci That
International Rescue Committee --
Rescue and Refugee Support
February 2016
Snowmen and Hardanger,
Drawn & Pulled Thread
VisionAware -- glaucoma research &
January 2016
Designs by Suzanne and
Cross My Heart
March of Dimes December 2015
Thanksgiving & Autumn and
Designs by Gloria & Pat
hawkwing, Inc. -- providing essential
services and support for the people of
the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux)
Indian Reservation
November 2015
Halloween and
Bent Creek
National Breast Cancer Foundation October 2015
Dolls & Other 3-D Delights and
Rosewood Manor
charity: water -- Clean Drinking Water
for Developing Countries
September 2015
and August 2015
Christmas Stockings & Cuffs
and Mini-Socks
Periwinkle Promises
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation July 2015
Fashionable Accessories and
Mosey 'N Me
Parkinson's Disease Foundation June 2015
A Collection of Designs and
Ursula Michael Designs
Nepal Earthquake Relief May 2015
Danji Designs and
Historic Handworkes
Autism Speaks April 2015
Elizabeth Turner Collection
and Ewe & Eye & Friends
The ALS Association March 2015
Patti Mann and
Green Apple Co.
Music Empowers Foundation February 2015
Sharon G. and
Charland Designs
Dress For Success January 2015
Maggie Co. and
Homespun Elegance
No Kid Hungry December 2014
Treglown Designs CARE November 2014
Kick Back & Stitch American Cancer Society October 2014
Melissa Shirley Designs Be The Match -- Bone Marrow Registry September 2014
dede's Needleworks World Wildlife Fund August 2014
Associated Talents Wounded Warrior Project July 2014
Renaissance Designs Doctors Without Borders June 2014
Painted Pony Designs Habitat for Humanity May 2014
Kathy Schenkel Designs Heifer International April 2014
Finger Step Designs ASPCA March 2014
Beau Geste American Heart Association February 2014
Leigh Designs The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society January 2014
Lilian Chermor UNICEF December 2013
Julia's Needleworks American Red Cross --
Philippine Disaster Relief
November 2013

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