The initiative “Octopus for a preemie” is spreading throughout the world. Here you can find the pattern for the octopus. Many people ask me where they can send octopuses they make and I always try to direct them to the octopus group in their country if it’s possible. Donating an octopus via the group is the best possible solution. Firstly, because the hospitals are not burdened by dealing with every person who wants to contribute and secondly, because then the high quality of the octopuses is secured and the health and safety of vulnerable preemies is not at risk. The groups check if the crocheted animals are corectly made and deliver them to hospitals according to their specific requirements.
To make it easier for everyone who wants to contribute, I made a list of countries in which there are octopus groups and links to their Facebook pages and/or websites.
Please let me know if you have websites for other countries and I will add them to the list.