Support the children
When people are given a simple means to make a difference to the lives of others, especially children, they usually respond with joy.
Most people want to help. But they are daunted by where to put their money, anxious that their money might not reach the people it was intended to help, and frustrated that they cannot see exactly the difference their help makes.
KasCare is committed to finding the ways in which everyone can help.
It could be that you knit just one square, or introduce KasKids, our schools program, to your local school.
You could teach someone else to knit, or make a film to raise awareness.
You could work with your children or community to make a scrapbook for a child who has never owned a book, or become a champion of the children.
Whatever you do, they need all the help you can give. By 2020, it is estimated over 40 million children will be orphaned in Africa alone. That does not include the children that will be affected by disease, war and natural disaster.
We work with you the creative crafter and thinker to put you together with the carers and the projects on the ground that are helping the children you want to help.
How you can help now
Join the knit-a-square community and knit squares for blankets and hats to keep children warm who would otherwise be cold or even freezing.
Introduce KasKids to your local school. You can download the Teacher Resource for a small donation here.
For example, create your own crafting group and spread the word about the children’s plight while making squares to keep them warm. There are other ideas on how to raise awareness here.
Make a film
If you are a budding film maker, make a one minute film about the children and the issue or the crafters and their work and send it to us to feature on our You Tube channel. This is also a great way to raise awareness.
Make a book
The children don’t have the luxury of magazines or TV. They need visual stimulation. Make a scrap book full of colour and interest.
Every dollar you send goes to support an on the ground program. Currently you can support knit-a-square South Africa by donating here.
Pack a patch
If you are a quilter, we will soon be asking you to pack a patch. Send 35 squares to a carer who can make a quilt to learn a new craft and earn a small income.