KAS South Africa
Welcome to the KAS South Africa page of the Knit-A-Square (KAS) website where you can get information regarding "on the ground" activities and details of how you can get involved!
KAS SA operates out of premises in Bryanston, kindly provided to us free of charge by a very generous supporter who wishes to remain anonymous. We do not employ full time personnel and the operation is run by a group of dedicated volunteers – we are always looking for people to join our team.
Some of the ways in which you could get involved include:
We meet at the office every Thursday to open the mountain of mail we receive from our generous contributors. Each of these parcels needs to be opened, the content documented and donors details notes and the items sorted. You could assist KAS by helping unpack, maintaining the databases, writing/emailing thank you notes and even with collecting the mail from the Bryanston Post Office.
Knitting squares and sewing together blankets
The more squares we receive, the more children we are able to wrap in warmth and love. We require squares that are 20cm x 20cm for the beautiful blankets we sew together. The rest of the world supports us by sending squares in a sometimes rather overwhelmingly generous manner. We received anything between 2500 and 5000 squares a week and so, as you can well imagine, we are always looking for people to help us sew the blankets together. This is a great teambuilding opportunity for businesses, schools, retirement homes or any group of people looking for a way in which to support their community.
An organisation of this nature will always have financial obligations to meet each month. Your contribution would go towards costs such as postage handling fees, fuel, food for the children when we distribute, communication costs, accounting fees, to mention a few. If your talent lies in the area of fundraising, maybe you could assist KAS by arranging a fundraising event? Click the "Donate" button below to make a direct contribution to the South Africa project.
An application for Section 18 PBO status is being prepared for submission to the South African Revenue Services so that donations to Knit-a-Square SA will become tax deductible in the hands of donors. Should you require qualifying B-BBEE documentation for your financial contribution, please contact KAS on the number listed, and we will be happy to provide the details you require.
It is the ultimate dream of KAS SA to establish and run a training programme that empowers young women by teaching them the skills of knitting and sewing and assisting them to set up their own sustainable businesses. This can only be realised through the support of businesses in South Africa who would partner with KAS to achieve this dream.