At Stars Hollow Yarns, we value products that are high quality and made from natural, sustainable sources — particularly those offered by small, local, women- and BIPOC-owned, and environmentally and socially conscious businesses. We have a strong sense of responsibility toward our planet and those that inhabit it. Here's how we're doing our small part to help....

Our mission...

To provide sustainable, thoughtfully sourced yarn and supplies, classes and events for all generations of modern handcrafters in a warm, inclusive, welcoming atmosphere inspired by the fictional community of Stars Hollow in the hit show Gilmore Girls

We offer a variety of non-profit organizations for you to support. To ensure charities receive 100% of all these donations, we are covering all additional processing fees and costs. 

HOW IT WORKS

Hands cupped around a knitted heart, overlaid with icons: Shop, Donate, Save

Shop: Add your favorite pieces to cart. When adding items to cart, you have the option to donate and see the cause(s) of the month. (Yellow box with the heading "Give to others and treat yourself"...click "Donate $10 now" for more details)

Donate: Before adding your donation to cart, you get a chance to learn more about the non-profit partner(s) and the supporting cause.

Save: Select "Donate" and when placing your order, you will automatically see the $10 donation added to cart as well as the 10% OFF coupon code for donating!

OR...

Shop: Add select products to cart (you will see an additional yellow box with the header "Your purchase makes a difference."). When adding items to cart, you have the option to learn about the cause(s) of the month.

Donate: At no cost to you, we will donate 10% of your purchase to the selected charity.  

WHERE ARE WE DONATING RIGHT NOW?

Here's where your donation will go today.
Select one of your favorite charities below, or spread the love and share your donation among all. The choice is yours. 

June is Pride Month. 

During Pride Month, LBGTQIA+ communities proudly come together all over the world to celebrate their identities and experiences. [click here to learn more] While there has been significant progress for the LGBTQIA+ community in recent years, a long road to equality remains ahead, as the collective community continues to face various forms of exclusion and discrimination. Join us in standing by the LBGTQIA+ community, and show your support by donating to one of these highly rated organizations.  

It Gets Better

The It Gets Better Project exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. Founded in 2010 by syndicated columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller, the It Gets Better Project envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power and individuals. To achieve this vision, the It Gets Better Project leverages all forms of media to bring hope to LGBTQ+ youth and to influence public discourse on LGBTQ+ issues.

Based in Los Angeles, California

LGBT Community Center

New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is a one-of-a-kind organization that empowers community members to lead healthy, successful lives. We proudly celebrate our community’s diversity and advocate for justice and opportunity. The Center offers a wide spectrum of programs to ensure that all LGBT community members have the tools they need to lead happy, healthy lives.

Based in New York, New York

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU was founded to ensure the promise of the Bill of Rights and to expand its reach to people historically denied its protections.

Based in New York, New York

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality. 

HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Based in Washington, D.C.

Camella’s Cupboard

The mission of Camella's Cupboard is to provide year-round hunger relief to children, seniors, and other vulnerable populations in the Greater New Milford, CT community without bias. More than 400,000 meals provided to date!

Based in New Milford, Connecticut

Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.

Based in Newtown, Connecticut

Black Lives Matter Support Fund (Tides Center)

When you purchase any Lady Dye Yarns product(s), we give 10% of the proceeds directly to Black Lives Matter...at no cost to you. Or, you can donate $10 and get 10% off your total purchase. The choice is yours!

Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of black life. We are working to (re)build the black liberation movement.

Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-black racism that permeates our society.

Based in San Francisco, California

Sister's United

 When you purchase any Farmer's Daughter Fibers product(s), we give 10% of the proceeds directly to Sisters United...at no cost to you. Or, you can donate $10 and get 10% off your total purchase. The choice is yours!

Started in early 2019 by Candice English and her company, The Farmers Daughter Fibers. Sisters United is a grassroots organization that helps create opportunities for Indigenous Women and Children, offer financial support in the ground work to find Missing Indigenous People, and fund essential programs to heal our Indigenous Communities and to keep them safe.

Based in Great Falls, Montana

 

 

   

Special Events

April 11, 2021

Stars Hollow Yarns is excited to participate in Good Deeds Day: a global day that unites people from 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Join us!

Knit for Food Knit-a-Thon

What's better than a Knit-a-thon? This time it's not for The Old Muddy River Bridge, though...it's for our community. Our people. Without community support, all of us would struggle. So, what can we do to help?

We're joining Laura Nelkin on Good Deeds Day (April 11, 2021), in the effort to raise funds and awareness for food insecurity by knitting for 12 hours straight. Yes, you read that correctly...12 hours. Thankfully, a Knit-a-thon is a lot less stressful than a Dance Marathon! (Laura was inspired by the infamous Gilmore Girls episode, "Knit, People, Knit!"...and with a shop named Stars Hollow Yarns, do you really think we could resist?)

Click on the image above to learn more. Whether you're a Lorelei or a Chris, we need your help. Let's do some good!