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A new home for KAS with thanks to you.
July 14, 2013
|Our dear KAS friend,
A new home for KAS, with thanks to you
Two weeks ago, we sent you a critical appeal. We'd never asked before for a specific amount. This time, if we were able to achieve a long overdue and very necessary transition to keep our much loved KAS flourishing, we asked you for US$9000.
Within 48 hours, we had $5,427 as documented in the Square Circle Forum. This was with special thanks to one very magnanimous donation of $4,500 in memory of a loved one, from a member who has asked to remain anonymous. Plus dozens and dozens of donations that ranged from $300 to $2.00, each one adding to the possibility that we could make these essential changes.
By the end of the following week we were able to send Ronda R69,755. This was in addition to our usual, much- needed, monthly operating expense contributions.
From this . . .
So with heartfelt thanks to you, we have a new home. As soon as Ronda and Wendy knew a proportion of the money requested was secure, they were able to accept the keys to a fabulous new home for KAS.
The building owners' acknowledgement that we are a volunteer organisation put this dream space within our reach.
Ronda and Peter have their home back after 5 years. Although Ronda says she is already feeling 'the empty nest' syndrome, while Peter says he slept better last night as he didn't have the eyes of 400 odd soft toys watching him!
Space to move
This means we can include many more volunteers on opening days without having to cram everyone around the coffee table in-between mounds of wrapping, trying to sort, pile, bundle and record the squares.
. . . to this. Wait till you see it in operation!
Pam and the Mods are going to help me reach those who gave a significant donation. I hope you will be patient with us and also accept that every donation, even $1.00 is significant and greatly valued, but we must work within our volunteer resources.
Watch this space
My thank you gift
The book is dedicated to you, the wonderful KasFamily and details some of the history of the community.
It has just been uploaded to Kindle and to thank you personally, I've made it free for you to download until July 18th, although when I last checked you could read it but not download it for free yet. If that's the case, perhaps you could revisit in the next 24 hours or so. If it's still showing a price, it should be free very soon! Click here.
The book aims to help social entrepreneurs create communities to grow their business but much more importantly, make a significant difference in others lives.
If we could create a movement of entrepreneurs and business owners around the world who sought to benefit others rather than just their bottom line, what could we do to alleviate suffering around the world? It isn't only the responsibility of wealthy philanthropists like Bill Gates, but a fundamental duty for us all.
Thank you from another direction
To understand just how much you touch other's hearts, please read this beautiful letter recently received by Ronda, from Thomas Maphosa, Zenele, Randfontein, Johannesburg.
Thank you Sister Ronda.
Your ministry became an answer on the big question towards vulnerable children who could not be defendant from such coldness that weaken the bodies of little poor children and make them even sick.
We praise the Lord as we see them come to church especial in the evening services covered them self with those blankets.
I realise as I read your email that your ministry reaches out to many lives and we pray that the Lord will continue to use you especial in times like this.
The Lord bless you and the square knitting ministry in the Name of the Lord JESUS.
Love you Dear Sister.
You deserve all the thanks we can give you
You are remarkable and we value you greatly. With a massive cyber hug and deep gratitude for helping us take these next steps toward securing a sustainable KAS into the future, Sandy, Ronda and Wendy
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