Where to Donate Fabric to Charity (13 of the Best Choices)

According to FABSCRAP, the textile industry has a problem with waste. Individually, each business has difficulty managing the sorting, storing and distribution of left-overs so it ends up in landfills.

FABSCRAP, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was created to solve this problem. Materials that traditionally would have gone to a landfill are now being properly recycled and made available for reuse.

There a small service fee to cover operational costs and it allows for fabric to be given away to students, artists, local designers, and crafters for reuse. Rather than receiving a tax receipt for the value of the donation, the service fee is tax-deductible.


Donate Fabric Directly for Reuse by a Charity

You may prefer to donate fabric directly. Many charities have specific needs for certain types of fabric. Take a look at these organization to see if your stash is a good fit.

Serving with Smiles is a non-profit, kid-powered humanitarian group reaching kids in need around the world by assembling and distributing humanitarian kits.

What you can make to donate:

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

What you can make to donate:

The goal of DAR is for deployed soldiers to receive some appreciation from home, thanking them for the sacrifices they are making for our country.

What you can make to donate:

The Linus Project

The Linus Project is a non-profit organization which provides blankets for children in need. More than 7 million blankets have been donated since 1995.

What you can make to donate:

Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education with sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.

What you can make to donate:

Snuggled in Hope Quilts

Snuggled in Hope Quilts provides handmade quilts and pillowcases for campers at Flying Horse Farms  — a place where children diagnosed with a serious illness can go.

What you can make to donate:

Wrap them in Love Logo

Wrap Them in Love Foundation collects donated quilts and distributes them to children around the world, so they can be wrapped in love and comfort.

What you can make to donate:

Local Fabric Donations to Local Charities

Since postage can be expensive, you might want to donate fabric to a organization nearby. A few place to check with:

DIY to Donate
Make Tissue Holders to Donate
Make Tissue Holders from Fabric Scraps
Sewing for Service Girl Scout Patch
Girl Scouts can Earn a Patch from MakingFriends.com

4 thoughts on “Where to Donate Fabric to Charity (13 of the Best Choices)”

  1. I have a large amount of fabric that is new – 2-4 yards per piece – most of it is polyester blends from what use to be “Stretch & Sew”. Some could be used for sweaters, pants and tops. Any where near Schaumburg, IL for donations.


  2. I have numerous high quality fabrics from silk to wool yards from 3_ 6 also two bolts of upholstery from 10 yards -15 would like to donate to teaching or trade school. I live in Sunnyvale CA. Would need to have the car load picked up at my home. Hope someone has a need or suggestions. Thanks to all


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