Set up a regular donation to Mary's Meals until Friday, 31 May and your first three payments will be tripled thanks to a generous supporter, up to £100,000!

Make For Meals

Image of children making crafts in India

It’s time to get crafty! 

You can raise money for Mary’s Meals by getting creative and making some lovely arts and crafts. Maybe you’re already a nifty knitter or a master maker, or maybe this will be your first foray into the world of crafting. Either way, you can turn your creativity into life-changing meals for children in some of the world’s poorest countries.  

Whether you want to raise money for Mary’s Meals by selling your crafts to family and friends, or set up a making marathon fundraiser, we’d love for you to Make For Meals and help us reach the next hungry child. 

Image of child in Malawi with their painting

Creating hope 

Channelling creativity through craft can be relaxing and satisfying for many of us, including for many of the children who eat Mary’s Meals each day. Asha Kiran Shelter Home, in Jharkhand, India, is a haven for girls who have endured too much. Some have run away from abusive homes, others have been abandoned by their parents. Together, they live, study and support each other to seek brighter futures. The Shelter Home is attached to a school, where Mary’s Meals are served every day and the weekly menu is painted in bright colours on the wall. In one of the rooms in Asha Kiran is a collection of sewing machines, baskets full of yarn and knitting needles. Here, the girls create beautiful items, such as hats, scarves and even jewellery, which are then sold to raise money for the Shelter Home, so that other girls in need can find a refuge here. Through their craft, the girls are discovering hidden talents and creativity, which can help them dream of better days to come.  

Children in India making crafts

Getting started

It doesn’t matter if you’re not a pro, our mug hugger knitting pattern is a great starting point to get those crafty ideas flowing. 

image of mug with marys meals knitted mug hugger