Posted on Dec 1, 2009 in Charity

We recently found a knitter on Ravlery who wanted to spearhead a Seattle initiative to knit (or crochet) squares for Knit-A-Square. The charity collects 8″ squares to make into blankets and garments for AIDS orphans in southern Africa.

Crocheting and knitting for charity, especially for children in need, is not only an act of love but makes a difference. There are many millions of abandoned children, AIDS orphans and child-headed families in southern Africa, who live in dire poverty. They lack love, shelter, food, education and warmth.

We support the hard working children’s charities, like Hotel Hope, who provide the first four of their basic human needs. Your crocheting and knitting for charity can provide the last, warmth.

Your contribution of squares to this crochet and knitting project adds to the many thousands of 8″/20cm squares from around the world, which continue to be joined into blankets and distributed to these children.

The Fiber Gallery is pleased to serve as a drop-off point for your knitted or crocheted squares. The guidelines for squares can be found here.

Perhaps you can take some time today, World AIDS Day, to help a child affected by AIDS.