You guys are awesome! I have already had a number of responses for people who want to donate stuff. I appreciate your generosity and support oh-so-much!
I will take partial or re-skeined/balled yarn, as my first project I am planning is for them to make squares which I will then stitch together for the first blanket. Since I wasn’t sure how much I was going to get, I thought that the best way would be to divide each skein into smaller balls for each student. I only have 2 balls donated last year, and I have 3 balls plus some odds and ends of my own to donate. I also bought a few pairs of needles last year out of my pocket, since last year there were only about 6 students who came regularly. So everything you have stated you are sending me is going to make this year 1000x better!
Also, I thank those of you who have mentioned this on their blogs. I love the fact that you are trying to get the word out!