In order to shorten and simplify the item count list this year,  

we are asking that you choose from the following list when recording what you send.

 This will make it much easier for everyone to copy and paste the list.

  • TOPS (includes vests, sweaters, Go-Overs)
  • BEANIES/HATS (please don’t forget, KAS South Africa has a room full of hats to distribute)
  • SOFT TOYS (teddies, dolls, cuddly toys)
  • SOCKS/UNDERWEAR (includes t-shirts, undershirts/singlets, underpants and slippers)
  • SUPPLIES FOR GOGOs (knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing needles, yarn)
  • BITS AND BOBS (pens, pencils, books, anything that doesn’t fit in elsewhere)


How do I add to the ongoing tally?

If you were able to add to the 2013 Tally without a problem please continue to use that method. However, if you are having problems, try one of these options:   [iPad users may still have difficulty]

Option 1:

  1. Go to the last entry in the tally
  2. Copy the entire list to Word Pad or Clipboard
  3. Make changes in the list to reflect the number of items you are sending
  4. Copy the entire list again
  5. Click on ‘Reply to This’ (right under the introduction) Add a comment: “Joan – adding 5 squares, I hat, 2 pr. socks” then paste the revised list.
  6. Click on Add Reply.

This will place your reply at the very end of the discussion so the next person leaving a message will have the correct figures

Option 2

  1. Click on ‘Reply to This’ (right under the introduction), Add a comment: “Joan – adding 5 squares, I hat, 2 pr. socks"
  2. Go to the last entry in the tally and copy the entire list
  3. Paste in ‘Reply to This’, after your comment
  4. Make changes in the list to reflect the number of items you are sending
  5. Click on Add Reply.

This will place your reply at the very end of the discussion so the next person leaving a message will have the correct figures

If you absolutely find this process baffling, just post a note of what you are sending, No worries – one way or another we’ll get them added to the tally.


The KAS Reaches Great Heights for the Children

is working its way towards Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.  

After recording in the 2014 Tally, go to the Heights Challenge by clicking here to add your squares to the Heights total. 

See where we have travelled and how high the stack has become!

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It is a good idea to check the Squares Lists every month to see when your parcels arrive.  The South African team doesn't always have time to send a reply ...although they do try !



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Wow that is a wonderful haul. Well done ladies.

wow !!! I make that 40 blankets thats surely a creche and a bit warmed?

Thanks for doing the math, Mary...isn't that just wonderful????!!!!!!

What a wonderful addition. All those children being kept warm. Bravo!

I have a small parcel going today with 45 squares, 4 toys (including 2 cuddlebugs) and 2 Zanny Ts, so new totals:

28,085 squares

592 tops

264 hats

91 KASCuddles

941 soft toys

665 scarves/neckwarmers/mittens gloves/handwarmers

832 pairs of socks/underwear/singlets

609 supplies for gogos

597 bits and bobs

Good on ya', Karen!!!! That's a great parcel.  :))

Just posted after Christmas, 362 squares, 8 KAS cuddles, 11 hats, 11 handwarmers, 1 Zanny vest, 1 neckwarmer, 2 toys, 2 pairs of slippers, 9 balls(toys) and 48 pairs of socks from Slovenia, so that the new totals are:

28,447 squares

593 tops

275 hats

99 KASCuddles

952 soft toys

677 scarves/neckwarmers/mittens gloves/handwarmers

880 pairs of socks/underwear/singlets

609 supplies for gogos

599 bits and bobs

YAY!! To all your generous folk in Slovenia,Mili....a great boost to the totals.

Wow, Mili - what a wonderful parcel!  The unpacking team will be jumping for joy when they open it.

It's 8.45 pm New Years Eve here in South Australia. Can I start the 2015 tally here.. I made it into the Post Office just before closing and mailed off a parcel ..13 squares...5 scarves...16 jumpers...20 Beanies...5 pairs Shoes Can one of the wonderful Admin ladies please post these figures properly...many thanks and Happy New Year to all

hey its still 2014 here in Scotland ! until Midnight!


This is cute !  Is he going to pipe you into the new year ???



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