Our 2022 MAD Love fundraiser raised more than $3,000 for the MT Community Love Fund – thanks to your generous support, GG – our Ambassador of Love – and the talented designers who contributed patterns. Based on the wishes of participating designers and recommendations from Community Tosh, we distributed funds to 9 organizations that have inspired our community:
The Welman Project is a Fort Worth-based nonprofit that collects surplus materials from
businesses and makes them available free to classroom teachers.
Knit the Rainbow provides handmade winter garments to LGBTQ+ youth who are
Radicle Threads is a BBIMP (Black, Brown, Indigenous & Melanated People)
grassroots company that publishes a sustainable, ethical, and equitable online and print
publication that focuses on crafting.
Lolabean Yarn Co. Cause of the Quarter, which is raising money to build out Adella Colvin’s existing dyeing space to modernize and expand her current manufacturing capacity so she can grow her dynamic business.
Soldiers and Angels provides aid, comfort, and resources to military, veterans, and their families.
Chez Doris is the only shelter that operates 24/7 in Montreal, Quebec, serving vulnerable women and women experiencing homelessness.
Knit for Food is an annual stitching marathon that in 3 years has raised over $875,000 to raise awareness and funds to fight food insecurity.
Sisters United is a grassroots organization that helps create opportunities for Indigenous women and children.
Alzheimer’s Association accelerates global research, promotes risk reduction and early detection, and supports patients and caregivers. The association’s The Longest Day event has inspired makers with family members touched by the disease to knit or crochet through the day to fight Alzheimer’s through fundraising.
Mad Love is an annual pattern booklet featuring knit & crochet patterns from designers we love. Proceeds benefit the MT Community Love Fund, which provides grants, scholarships, yarn, and supports our yarn library program to increase maker access and equity in our community.
MAD LOVE DESIGNERS
MT Community Love Fund has raised $17,000 to
date and has made donations to:
$250 - Soldiers and Angels
$250 - Chez Doris
$250 - Radicle Threads GoFundMe
$600 - 2 Can Retreat Scholarships
$2500 - Free Yarn Libraries to Jimmy Beans Wool, Juju Knits & Madelinetosh
$500 - Knit for Food Knit a Thon
$700 - Sponsor - 2 Ads sponsored in Radicle Threads
$500 - Project Knitwell
$500 - Project Welman
$500 - Funky Town Fridge
$250 - Nova Ukraine
$500 - Neighborhood Fibre Company
$250 - Hacking Urban Boundaries Art Program
$750- Knit the Rainbow
$250 - Lolabean Yarn Co. Cause of the Quarter
$250 - Alzheimer’s Association
$250 - Des Moines Mutual Aid Network
$250 - J Roots Ethiopia for “Jonah’s School”
$250 - Loveland Foundation
$500 - Sisters United
$250 cash gifts went to the following during the height of the pandemic:
designers - $1000*
4 makers - $1000*
4 LYS owners - $1000*
4 students - $1000*
4 indie companies - $1000*
4 gifts to GG’s community - $1000*
*beneficiaries of the MT Community Love Fund gifts were promised anonymity.
The MT Community Love Fund will raise donations through creative collaborations and partnerships. The fund may offer financial grants, scholarships, mentorship, yarn and more to business owners, designers and students in our maker community. The MT Community Love Fund celebrates diversity and will encourage anyone in our community of every race, religion, age, ability, sexual identity, gender identity, skin color and body type to apply, especially BIPOC and LBGTQI+