Thursday, August 21, 2008


What is this? The Recovery Buddies Project is a team of people from around the world who hand knits "recovery buddies" to help people through a variety of addictions and mental illnesses including eating disorders, self-injury as well as others. We strive to remind people that they are not alone in their addictions, and that they don't have to be alone in their recovery.

Who Is Bethany? Please see this post.

Wow, that is cool how do I get one? Please fill out the request form found at the top of every page :).

Who can receive one? Anyone in recovery from an addiction or mental illness.

I have a wool or other allergy to certain yarns/fibers, can you work around that? Yes, but please let us know!

I know someone that could use one, can I have you send one to him/her? Sure :). Just fill out the same info, and make sure it is ok with them.

Does it cost anything? Not at all!

All right, but I would like to donate can I do that? Sure :)! There is a donate button in the sidebar of the blog

Can I ask for certain colors? You can, but cannot promise we will follow it. We use what we have on hand. Color selection is very random.

Will you share my address with anyone else?
Absolutely not. The only people to see your personal information is the handpicked Recovery Buddies Team.

I'd like to join your team, can I do that?
At this time, no. However, you can always knit for us! For safety and privacy reasons we can not give out addresses to anyone other than member's of the Recovery Buddies Team. But you can always knit for us!

How do I knit for you then? Please see this post.

How can I contact the Recovery Buddies Team?
The best way to contact us is through email:

Phone: If you have a question for Bethany (ie, you are a group leader and you'd like for Bethany to come talk about The Recovery Buddies project at your group, or are part of the media and would like an interview, ect), you can call her at her Google Voice number.
(762) 333-2691

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was down and in despair. I felt so alone and didn't think anyone was with me in this fight of my eating disorder and mental illness. Then out of nowhere and from I don't know who I recieved a recovery buddy. It was obviously from someone who really cared about me and loved me. I was so happy to have recieved this amazing gift of love and friendship. It is wonderful to know that I am not alone on this journey.