This year Community Tosh – all y’all – raised $2,630 for the MT Community Love Fund, which supports individuals and organizations in the yarn world. As is our tradition, our MT Community Love Fund ambassador & MAD Love designers designated our first-round gifts. Each designer personally selected a company or organization they wanted to support.

Here’s where we have given so far:

Gaye “GG” GlasspieFive Borough Yarns is a New York-based and inspired hand-dyed yarn company – $250

Toni LipseySoap Sacks delivers hand-crafted soap sacks and bar soap to homeless shelters, food pantries, relief efforts, veteran’s organizations and more – $250

Tanya CaurenYork Creative Education Group provides crochet workshops to community organizations – $250

Tayler HarrisAdopt-A-Native-Elder: Yarn Program supports Diné elders living in extreme poverty on the Navajo reservation with gifts of food, firewood, and yarn for traditional crafts – $250

Tori YuCamellia Fiber Company is a small natural fiber company specializing in hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns – $250

The Family Place in Fort Worth, which supports victims of domestic violence, through which we are adopting a family for the holiday season – $200

Welcome Blanket, which crowd-sources hand-crafted blankets for refugees arriving in the United States – $200

Loose Ends Project, an organizations that helps ease people through grief by completing loved ones’ WIPs – $200


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.



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+