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« on: March 02, 2006 06:01:07 AM »



KnitPicks has started their first charity drive for the year to knit hat, scarves, socks, mittens for children in orphanges in the Former Eastern Block Countries.

The children in these places receive very little and when they are 18, are kicked out without job skills or life skills or money to be on their own. Their education, to say the least, is pretty basic.  More than 80% succumb to depressing, alcoholism/drug abuse and prostitution to survive.

For our first charity focus in 2006 we have chosen OK! Orphan Knitting. OK! is a part of Children in Common established in 1992. OK! collects donated knitted items, including socks, sweaters, vests, hats and mittens, and delivers them to orphans in Eastern Europe ages one to six years (finished length of 6-6"). OK! asks that all socks are knitted with at least a 75% wool content. Our free Moc Crock Sock pattern, knitted with any of our sock yarns, is an ideal project for both you and Orphan Knitting. To find out more information about donations or this charity, go to www.childrenincommon.org.

Send all knit donations to:
Children In Common
Adoptions Together, Inc.
5750 Executive Dr. Suite 107
Baltimore, MD 21228 

Being an adopted kid myself ( from here) it makes me realize just how very lucky I am in the cosmic nature of things that I was a US kid up for adoption and not in Russia.

I have also emailed them to ask if they need anything like yarn and knitting needles for the kids to learn a skill.  I should follow up by asking if they need any other kinds of craft supplies as well.

I just thought I would share another great cause to craft for.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006 04:21:40 AM »

I received an email from one of the coordinators, and anyone looking to donate crafty items, here is the list:

Knitting Needles: sizes 0-3 ( single and double pointed)
Wool yarn
Sewing needles
Beading needles
Bugle and seed beeds are always welcome

Fabric is too heavy to send, so they give money for that.
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 08:47:40 AM »

I'm going to start knitting scarves to send. I'll send beading supplies too.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006 03:36:12 PM »

I hope u do well and belive me u will make a diffrence.

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Know kniting know life..
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