If you love knitting, then knitting for charity is a bonus.
Your cocheting and knitting for charity will make a difference to some of the many millions of children who are
in Africa and who lack love, shelter, food, education and warmth.
are working hard to provide the first four, you can help provide the last.
Knit or crochet and send just one square (or more) and it will join thousands of other squares from around the world to be joined into blankets for these children,
many of whom are affected by
Let's do the mathematics for this crochet and knitting project:
makes one baby blanket
20 squares makes a toddler blanket
28 squares makes a child blanket
35 squares makes a teen blanket
That averages out at 23.75 squares per blanket
10 000 children and baby blankets in 2009, so we need 237,000 squares.
Your charity knitting and crocheting will contribute to keeping one of
10 000 children warm.
Here are easy instructions for
And importantly, the
for sending your squares safely.
Keeping a child with HIV AIDS warm is important
Keeping a child warm does make a difference. We all understand how awful it is to be cold, but many of us have not experienced the misery of being cold all night, every night, hungry, and perhaps very sick as well.
Hundreds of thousands of children in the world suffer this plight. As HIV AIDS is an auto immune disease, keeping warm affects these children's ability to stay well.
We have started this crochet and
knitting for charity
project with the Soweto Comfort Club in South Africa. They have also introduced us to
a children's charity, who aim to provide homes for children whose parents have died of HIV AIDS and who may suffer from it themselves.
So please take part in this simple crochet and knitting project and send a square (or more) to help make blankets for these children.
Square Circle ezine
aims to bring you stories of the children you are helping to keep warm and of you, the square knitters and crocheters of the world.
Why not start your own
Square Circle group
too and let us know how many squares you have knitted or crocheted.
We can tell your story in the next edition of the Square Circle ezine.