Announcement   made4aid is a non-profit organisation, raising money for charity since 2009.
We donate proceeds to Medécins sans Frontiéres / Doctors without Borders. Anyone can make and donate items for us, and we usually ship worldwide. For more info. please see our profile and website (


Last updated on Nov 23, 2016

made4aid is a non-profit organisation, raising money for charity since 2009.
We donate proceeds to Medécins sans Frontiéres / Doctors without Borders. Anyone can make and donate items for us, and we usually ship worldwide. For more info. please see our profile and website (


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cat gift tags,  proceeds to charity
cat gift tags, proceeds to charity


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made4aid - selling handmade items to raise money for MSF / Doctors without borders

In 2009 I was inspired by a blogger who was raising $$$$ for relief work in Darfur with her wonderful bags.

Helped by some friends, made4aid was set up as a voluntary, non-profit organisation and we started selling all sorts of hand-made items. After selling on our blog, we set up this Etsy shop in September 2010.

Artists, makers and designers donate their work from anywhere in the world, to be sold through made4aid - proceeds go to the work of Medécins sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders.

We have made some great contacts with other people who love making things, and who want to give some of their creativity to a good cause. For the latest information on money raised and donations made so far, please see our blog:

There is more info. about made4aid, including information about making donations, on our website:

Shop members

  • Sally

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    made4aid has been selling handmade arts and crafts for charity since 2009. We sell handmade items and supplies - anyone can donate items to sell. All proceeds go to Medécins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders. More info:

  • Sally Alsford

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Though I'm often too busy in my paying job, I love knitting, weaving, spinning and sewing - some of the bags in the shop are mine, some of the knitting, and most of the handspun yarn. Always hoping to find time to do more....

  • Mandy

    Maker, Designer

    Mandy helped set up and support made4aid from the start, and we often have items she has made listed in the shop.

  • Felecia

    Maker, Designer

    Felecia has donated a beautiful patchwork quilt, and a number of sewing kits and patterns.

  • Olga tyrwhitt

    Maker, Designer

    Olga Tyrwhitt was a much loved teacher of weaving, spinning and other crafts. She has donated a number of items to made4aid.

  • Pat Naylor

    Maker, Designer

    Pat has donated a number of items to made4aid including miniature books, jewellery, felted items and bags.

  • Sue

    Creator, Designer

    My name is Sue. I am mostly housebound and one of my hobbies is making jewellery. Donating to made4aid I get to make items, which brings me a lot of joy. And most importantly, the profits all go to this charity in order to help all those in need.

  • Pam


    Pam is using craft supplies given by a friend to help a number of charities and fund-raising organisations, including made4aid.

  • Joy

    Donor And Maker

    Joy, in South London, has donated a range of craft supplies, including handmade ribbon roses and bows, sew on motifs, lace and other haberdashery.

  • Tanya


    Tanya, of Pomme de Jour has donated some of her fab. cushion covers and bunting, made from vintage fabrics.

  • Gill Howdle

    Designer, Creator

    Gill comes from a long line of needlewomen and has sewn most of her life. Inspired by her grandmother's button box and fabric from a variety of places, including upcycling and recycling and upholstery fabrics, nearly every bag is unique.

  • Jimmy Kayondo


    Jimmy Kayondo is a painter and graphic designer living in Kampala, Uganda, and a longtime supporter of 'MLISADA' children's charity, who will receive 40% of the sale of any of his paintings donated to made4aid.

  • Linda Foley

    Creator, Donor

    Linda Foley lives in France. She says : "I’ve been messing around with textiles ever since I first wrapping stuff around my dolls to make them new clothes and blankets, just have to make !"

  • Lynda Turner

    Creator, Designer, Donor

    Lynda: " I live by the beach in Australia, wonderful place to walk, swim and kayak with my husband and dog. I have recently left my life long work and absolutely love the switch from playing with test tubes to playing with crafty things!"

  • M


    M is a twelve year old high school student in America, who is donating some of her art and craft work as part of a school project on non-profit organisations.

  • Sayani Majmundar


    Sayani : "I am currently a high school student. .... I started making crayons because I noticed how many crayons restaurants waste everyday. To reduce the waste and to assist local art programs, I started recycling the crayons."

  • Nicole


    About me: my name is Nicole, I run and the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter. I've been knitting for charity for years but this is my first foray into knitting for charity fundraising. Excited for the opportunity!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 7, 2017
made4aid ( is a non-profit organisation which has been raising money for aid and relief work since 2009, by selling handmade items made by made4aid, and also donated by artists and crafters around the world.

This is a collective, charitable shop. Items listed have been given by the person who made them (except for vintage items) and the cost* will go to aid work. (*for some items it may be a percentage of the cost, in which case details will be included in the item listing)

made4aid is a voluntary organisation registered with the UK National Council for Voluntary Organisations : membership number NCVO 11190. The organisation is run mainly by Sally, based in London, UK.

made4aid donates all profits (after Etsy and paypal charges) to Médicin sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders, through a Charity Aid Foundation account.

You can find out more about made4aid at:
Do please email us with any feedback or queries at: made4aid [!at]

Do find us on facebook
and on Instagram

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
We prefer payment via Paypal, as this carries the lowest charges so that more of your payment goes to charity. Please note that you can pay with your credit card through Paypal, even if you don't have a paypal account.

We do also accept direct Etsy payment if that is more convenient for you.

Payments should be made at time of purchase please or within 2 days, unless previously agreed. Please make sure your Paypal/Etsy delivery address is correct before you complete payment.

Your purchase may be cancelled by made4aid if you have not paid within 36 hours, unless you have made special arrangements and/or contacted us.
Shipping costs will be included with item listings; for some items shipping is included in the item cost, and we will usually ship worldwide.

We will mail to the address given in your Etsy order.

We will combine shipping where possible if you buy more than one item. Listing prices given for 'combined with' are only indicative of the maximum which could be charged; we cannot confirm combined shipping costs until we know which items you have bought. We only charge actual shipping costs, and will refund any overpayment over 0.50p.

Your item will normally be shipped by the person who made and/or donated it. We generally ship on weekdays.

Once your payment is cleared, we aim to ship within 5 business days (at most) of receiving payment, normally within 2-3 working days. Please see below on refunds and exchanges for further information.

Where shipping is from the UK, this is by Royal Mail and usually takes up to 7 working days worldwide outside Europe, and 5 working days within Europe. For deliveries within the UK we use second class for parcel size, first class for letter/large letter size - please let us know if you'd like to upgrade from second to first class.

Insurance is not normally included - please let us know if you would like to purchase insurance or tracking for your item.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the fund-raising nature of this project, we are not generally able to accept returns or give refunds for unwanted items once bought - but if you are unhappy with what you have bought, please let us know and we will see if there is any way to resolve the situation.

Handmade items will often have irregularities or unevenness which are not flaws, but which are part of the nature and character - and charm! - of hand-made work.
Please note also that colours will look different on different monitors/devices.

You are covered by Paypal terms and conditions and would be eligible for a refund if there is significant mismatch between the item you have bought and its description and photos, if you return the item within 2 weeks of purchase, in its original condition and packaging. We cannot refund shipping expenses.

Items do not come with insurance coverage and as such, if they become lost or damaged we cannot accept any responsibility. It may be possible to seek compensation up to £20 for lost items, depending on the country of origin for your item. Please let us know if you wish to purchase additional insurance or would like your item sent with tracking / signed-for; there will be an additional cost for this.

All items sold by made4aid are covered by UK legislation.
Additional policies and FAQs
made4aid began in June 2009, selling online via a blog at:

We began selling via this Etsy shop in September 2010 and we welcome your feedback.

If you missed an item you wanted to buy, contact us - it may be possible to make a custom order for another the same/similar.