Who are we Helping? At the moment it is estimated that there are 14.8 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa. 1.9 million Live in South Africa.

As a group of Knitters we have formed Knitting for Africa (KFA) to highlight how we are supporting the work being done by KASCare. KASCare is a registered charity based in South Africa.

We Knit items locally and send them out to South Africa. The main item we knit is a simple 8 inch square. We knit the squares as they are very versatile and can be used to make a variety of items, the most important item being blankets.

Once they have been received at KASCare they are sewn up to make blankets. The finished blankets are then distributed to the orphans by KASCare.

For more information about KASCare, visit their website at: http://www.knit-a-square.com.
Knitting for Lovepost-image by Heidi » 13 Feb 28, 2013 10:36 am (GMT)We have decided that we will also support some Local UK Charities and these will go under the heading of
'Knitting For Love'.

We will be setting up a new Page which will be dedicated to Knitting for Love. Some of the charities we will be supporting are:

Craven RSPCA

Salvation Army

Cats protection League

Dogs Trust.

If you would like to suggest any other charities you feel may benefit from our support please let us know.

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We got a mention in our local newspaper!post-image by Simon » 31 Oct 31, 2012 10:28 pm (GMT) Check this out!

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Soft Toy Appealpost-image by Heidi » 16 Sep 30, 2012 3:10 pm (GMT)KASCare are in desperate need of SMALL SOFT TOY. The toys will be distributed to the children along with the blankets and clothes. If you have any spare SOFT Toys needing a loving home then why not send them to KASCare. Information regarding posting the items is on the 'How You Can Help' Page.

Alternatively you could KNIT a TOY. There is a suitable pattern on the 'Pattern' page.

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!post-image by Simon » 9 Sep 30, 2012 1:08 am (GMT)For all the latest news and updates on the work we are doing follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Knittingforafrica/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Knitting4africa/

If you would like to volunteer and get involved, e-mail us at info@knittingforafrica.co.uk to find out how! :)Go to Topic
Challenge for 2012post-image by Heidi » 8 Sep 30, 2012 3:52 pm (GMT)Our challenge is to have sent out 200 8 inch squares by the end of the year!

Well Done Everyone!

The final Total for 2012 is in

We have sent 416 Squares in TotalGo to Topic
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