Saturday, 3 November 2012

Crocheting for charity


Hi there! Look what I've been making :) Squares, squares and squares (and a hat, but I've not got a photo of  that here).
This all started a while ago when a friend of mine sent me a link to a Norwegian charity that sends knitted blankets and baby clothes to Tanzania. Hmm, I thought, I like the sound of crocheting for charity, I wonder what I can do to help? I'll be going to South Africa for work at the end of this month and it seemed a good idea to look for a charity there, with the idea that I'll be able to bring anything I make along with me and post it from within the country, saving both time and postage costs.
So to cut a long story short, a quick look around t'Internet brought me to www.knit-a-square.com.
Knit a square collects crocheted and knitted squares (20 cm - 8 inches square) to make into blankets for orphans in South Africa. Most of the children are AIDS orphans and they need the warmth and comfort that a hand-made blanket can bring. Knit a square also needs hats, rain capes and warm vests for the children. They also need cash donations to help with collection, delivery and other costs. 
Please consider making a donation or sending some squares or other crochet/knit items to South Africa. Knit a square also has a facebook page and an active group on Ravelry. Join in the giving!

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea to look for a charity in South Africa so that you can take your handcrafted items with you when you go. It makes the whole experience of crafting for charity that much more special. Terrific!!

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  2. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing, I will look into it.

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