Koalas Need Mittens and Blankets, Can You Help?

Australian hospitals are flooded with burned koalas, kangaroos and other animals rescued from the wildfires. They need your help knitting mittens, pouches, nests and blankets for recovering wildlife.

An Australian woman named Morgan Leigh is knitting her fingers to the bone making koala mittens, joey pouches, bird nests and bat wraps for wildlife injured in the Australian bush-fires, and she’s asking for your help.

About half a billion animals have been killed in Australia’s record-breaking wildfires so far this summer (it’s summer there), and tens of thousands have been rescued.

Hospitals are flooded with 4-legged burn victims and need our help keeping them comfortable while they recover.

Leigh has started a Facebook group to organize the effort called Rescue Craft Co.

She’s calling on knitters and crotcheters around the world to help.

Even if you don’t know how to sew, you can still help by donating 100% cotton flannel sheets and natural-fiber yarn, such as wool.

Goods mailed from outside Australia should be sent to:

Rescue Craft Co
PO Box 69
Suffolk Park, NSW
2481, Australia

Further instructions and updated lists on what is still needed can be found on the “Announcements” section of their Facebook page.

The group also provides a list of animal rescue groups to donate to, if you prefer to support the effort monetarily.