CALLING ALL WHO WOULD LOVE TO KNIT OR CROCHET FOR CHARITY
WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR MONEY ONLY EFFORT
Hi there, my name is Jannice and I have been knitting and crocheting for charity for many years. I was sitting knitting one evening when it suddenly occurred to me that there are many charitable minded people out there who would love to knit or crochet for charity but did not know how to go about it. Knit One 2 Save One was born. My husband, Graham, decided to become actively involved. His efforts are a great asset to the Charity and a real help to me. Together we are trying to help you make a difference by knitting for these needy babies. Babies need love, shelter, food, education and warmth. Many children’s charities are working hard to provide the first four. Our charity can provide the last.
Pneumonia kills about 2 million children a year. Most at risk are new-born babies who can’t regulate their body temperature. It takes a newborn baby just 2 minutes to lose 2˚C, putting their health at risk, whether they are born in a hot or a cold climate. Our aim is to provide clothing, beanies, blankets etc for babies in Africa to keep them warm and reduce their chances of contracting life threatening diseases.
Start a Knit One 2 Save One group and welcome caring, generous and kind people who can use their skills to make a real difference to these babies’ lives. Turn your hobby into a way to make friends in your community, to explore your creativity and to help those who need it most.
If you don’t know how to knit or crochet and would like to learn, we have given you step by step tutorials. Failing that everybody knows someone who can knit or crochet so please “Spread the word”!!!!!
Our biggest challenge in South Africa was how to get all the items in one place and distributed to the needy without having to go through the “ever dodgy” postal service.
Unexpectedly Graham and I were introduced to Rev Chunky Young, the priest at St Columbus Church in Johannesburg who came up with an amazing solution. Knit One 2 Save One branded bins will be placed in a number of Churches around the country.
As we will be channelling all our items through the St Columbus Outreach programme, you can drop your goods off at the various churches listed under “Postal Instructions” and the wonderful volunteers at the Outreach Programme will sort them out and distribute to the needy – a fantastic result.
Of course if you cannot get to one of the churches listed you can always post your items to us.
St Columbus’s Outreach Programme is an incredible organisation who does amazing work throughout Africa and they need everything we can make for them and more.
For our knitters in England, Australia, USA and Canada please post your items to the address in the UK. We have been sponsored by a wonderful shipping company who will collect the goods from there and deliver them to St Columbus Outreach Programme in Johannesburg.