Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Knit-a-Square" Charity

Hi, I hope you are doing well today. Last week I decided to find a second charity to knit and crochet for and I stumbled upon Knit-A-Square, based in South Africa.  They accept 8 inch squares, that they make into blankets. You can make vests (AKA Go-Overs), which the kids put over their shirts to keep warm. Hats and Pull overs type of sweaters are also something they accept.

There's a ton of information on their website and I have many links below. I can't believe what those children have been through. They cater to orphaned children with HIV/AIDS.  They hand out blankets, hats, vests, toys to children like the ones in the photo to the left. That way they have something to lay on except the floor and something to keep them warm in the cold months. 
 Some pictures break your heart but others put a smile on your face when you see them receiving their gifts. In their newsletters they show photos of the kids receiving their items. 

"by 2010 it is estimated that orphans will constitute between 9 and 12% of the South African population" that's millions of kids.

If you or someone you know is looking for a charity to knit or crochet for....check them out sometime.

Have a great day!

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