Welcome to KasCare's knit-a-square resources page. As you are here, you are probably already a valued member of our KAS community, crocheting and knitting for charity whenever (and wherever) you can, to make squares for the AIDS orphans and vulnerable childrens' blankets. Thank you!
Here’s how else you can help . . . spread the word wherever you live, in your local community, schools or churches, yarn shops, retirement homes, hospitals, hairdressers, retail outlets, doctors, ... the list is endless.
And please support us further with a small regular donation to help our volunteers put blankets on children in South Africa.
These resources are here to help you spread the word about the the great you are doing, thank others for joining you and to raise awareness of the plight of the vulnerable and orphaned children in southern Africa.
JUST CLICK ON THE LINK: A pdf will download instantly. For a detailed description of the resources and how you can use them see below.
KAS ON A PAGE FLYER
ALL PURPOSE NOTE CARDS
RULERS X 4 TO A PAGE
12 BUSINESS CARDS
1. Introductory letter
This letter is written as if it comes from you and introduces KasCare's knit-a-square program, offering an overview of the AIDS orphans' crisis and explains how the project works.
You would find it useful, for example, if you were introducing knit-a-square to your a community, a retirement home, school or yarn shop or to easily describe the program to people you were asking to join a a knitting group.
Print it out together with the KAS on a page flyer below and in a jiffy whoever you are talking to will understand who we are and what we are doing.
2. Kas On A Page Flyer
This is a detailed single sided flyer which summarizes the history, progress and aims of the knit-a-square program.
It also details everything that people can do to help, from knitting and crocheting squares, to spreading the word, introducing knit-a-square through KasKids™ to schools and donating.
As well, it gives the basic square requirements and directs people to all the appropriate links for additional information.
3. Kas Cards
There are 12 variations of the all purpose Kas Card, suggested by Anne Powell. Each of the cards features a child to whom we have given a blanket and a hat. While some of the children's eyes are sad and register the suffering they have been exposed too, many of them are smiling and happy with their gifts.
You can use these cards for any purpose, to thank people who have contributed at your request, as birthday cards and as KasCare gift cards if you have donated to KasCare.
What a great way to help the children. You give us a gift of a donation which helps us put a blanket on a child and you then gift that blanket to a friend. Everyone wins!
4. Kas Rulers x 4
These rulers originally designed by a valued member, Andrea Palmatier are a wonderful resource.
You can use them anywhere, leave them in your local coffee or yarn shop or give them to friends as bookmarks.
They are great for children learning to knit squares too, so if you are introducing KasKids™ to your local school, you will find the children love these.
5. KasCare business cards x 4
The idea for these business cards came from Rona Malewit, a forum moderator. She says she has found them very useful for distributing widely to anyone at anytime.
There are 12 to a page, so they are economical to print at home especially if your printer takes slightly thicker stock.
There will be more resources coming including a revised poster and 3 to a page leaflet, but in the meantime we hope our will distribute as widely as you can. This will truly help you are spread the word.
As a result of your efforts, more people will knit and crochet, more people will know and more people will donate which will support us to keep on doing this work for the children.
NOTE: All files supplied are subject to copyright and cannot be plagiarised or used for commercial purposes except as intended. We encourage you to print the cards for personal use and for sale to raise money either to help with postage costs or as a donation to KasCare.
Also don't forget you can purchase the 40 page teacher resource for a small donation of $12.95
If you have success with your efforts to spread the word, please write to us, as we look forward greatly to telling your story in