This has been a very important year for Knit-a-Square.
As 2013 draws to a close, we want to thank each and every person around the world who has helped us warm the AIDS orphans of South Africa.
You have all contributed so much.
From the undreamed of gifts of
G4S Solutions who gave us the KASVan and the business people who have provided our new home;
To the tireless volunteers in South Africa who receive, sort, catalogue and coordinate our donations;
To our sewers in South Africa;
To our dedicated Forum Moderators who keep the information flowing and our wonderful community alive;
To our 3,150 forum members who knit, crochet, inspire and support each other;
From Rachel, one of our first to Linda, one of our newest;
To each person in over 60 countries around the world who knit or crocheted a square or a garment or a toy;
To each person in over 60 countries around the world who sent a donation, no matter how small;
To each person who doesn’t knit or crochet, but told someone about the children of South Africa and Knit-a-Square.
To all of you, to each and every one of you, we send our most heart-felt thanks. You have provided:
145,848 squares which means that 4109 blankets were made and wrapped around the shoulders of an AIDS orphan.
Not to mention, 5 baby blankets, 529 tops/jumpers/vests/sweaters, 1323 hats, 114 scarves/neck warmers/shawls, 68 KAS Cuddles, 271 Bits and Bobs, 828 socks, 740 Teddies/toys, 43 T shirts, 1366 plastic sewing needles, 76 metal sewing needles, 93 pairs gloves/mittens, 53 packs pencils/96 pencils, 9 packs biro pens/20 biros, 158 books, 211 pairs underpants, 84 singlets/undershirts, 168 pairs knitting needles, 34 crochet hooks, 77 pairs disposable nappy pants, 50 plastic rain ponchos, 9 prs. slippers, fuel for the KASVan, food and paper for the children and the extraordinary Nancefield Creche Transformation.
The generosity that each of you has shown in 2013 has given all of us involved in KAS the motivation and determination to accomplish even more in 2014.
Co-founder Sandy McDonald retired this year, but with your help we continue to realise the dream she and Ronda Lowrie share, to make a difference in the lives of the forgotten victims of the AIDS epidemic. With a computer and a lot of heart, they have made the world a better place. We are privileged to be a part of that dream.
May 2014 be filled with health, love and laughter
and a gesture, no matter how small, for the children of South Africa.