Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of yarn should I use?

You can use either wool, acrylic or a mixture.

What items do you need for kogo?

We are happy to receive any of these hand knitted or crocheted items:

  Babies’ beanies, cardigans and toys
•  Children’s beanies, scarves, cardigans, jumpers, mittens and socks
•  Adults’ beanies, scarves, cardigans, jumpers, mittens and socks
•  Blankets – cot and adult

There are suggested patterns for these items on the website but please feel free to make whatever you enjoy.

Who does kogo supply?

The finished items are distributed to people in need such as those who are homeless, refugees, children who are at risk, remote indigenous communities, women in refuges and families who are struggling to make ends meet. This is achieved via a network of over 250 different Public Benevolent Institutions, charities and government agencies who enable kogo to identify those in need and distribute appropriate items.


Do I have to register to be part of kogo?

No, you don’t have to register but if you do register you will receive our newsletters and updates.

How do I order knitted items for our organisation?

Please email and request an order form

Where can I drop off my finished items?

Please visit our Drop-Off Points page to find your nearest drop off point. If none of these is convenient you can post finished items to:


P.O. Box 2156
Caulfield Junction 
Victoria 3161

How often do I contribute my finished items to kogo?

You can drop off your finished items as often as you want to. We are happy to take single items or a whole box of items. Once the weather is cold, we send them out as soon as we can so that they can be used by those in need.

Do you accept donations of wool?

We are happy to accept wool as long as it is new whole balls of wool (preferably 8ply).

Do you accept donations all year around?

We are happy to accept donations all year around.

Do you have any drop off points outside Victoria?

Lincraft stores have kindly agreed to collect knitted and crocheted items for kogo and they have stores all around Australia.

Please note that they won’t be accepting any items for the Christmas Appeal. View Lincraft drop-off points here.

Donate & Help us to spread the warmth!

Your donation to kogo can help to make a difference to people who are sleeping outdoors or living in crisis accommodation or refuges as well as remote indigenous communities, children who are at risk or young, disadvantaged mums.

With your support we can spread the warmth with our hand knitted winter woollies to more of the vulnerable people in our community. A warm scarf, beanie or blanket that’s been hand knitted with love will warm the heart as well as the body. Make a difference and donate now.

  • Kogo was established in 2004
  • The kogo team are all volunteers
  • Our volunteers knit/crochet a range of items
  • The finished products are distributed to people in need
  • In 2014 kogo distributed 50,000 hand knitted/ crocheted winter woollies