This discussion will focus on KAS distributions made between October and December 2021.  Spring has arrived in South Africa, but the nights are still quite cold.  Remember these children do not have heat.

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Thanks ever so much.   I so enjoy distribution picture coverage + pieces of at the scene emotion and joy X

Lovely to see the children being wrapped in warmth. Good to see some more of my blankets being distributed too.

It has also been a very wet and cold spring here in Australia. I still have my 'extra' blanket on my bed in addition to my quilt!

On November 23, Wandi and Themba traveled to the Joyous Creche Dlamini II to deliver 38 blankets and goodies.

Thank you Wandi for these wonderful photos...we love seeing our efforts wrapped around the children.

Thank you for sharing the distribution with us, I’m always touched to see the children with their blankets, beanies, hand warmers and toys during distributions. Today, I have seen one of my blankets wrapped around a child, I can’t describe how moved I felt, thank you.

Such a special reward for the love + time you put into your blanket Chris.   I totally get your emotion ❤️

Mabel was involved in a workshop for children on 13th November in Soweto.  She was given 315 squares ( 9 blankets), sewing equipment, wool scraps etc.
It seems the children loved their time of learning to sew the squares together and Mabel was delighted.

Oh this is so wholesome,  thank you X

Fantastic!  What a great idea!

What a fantastic idea!  Mabel must have a lot of patience and perseverance.  God bless her!

Thank you, Mabel, for teaching the children.   I have spotted some of my squares.

The last distribution for 2021 was through Rainbows and Smiles made on December 15..

Here is more information and photos from Estelle:

One of our last distributions of 2021 was organized by Sue Ledford Bowen with Bonni of Rainbows and Smiles.
Rainbows and Smiles is a community based charitable foundation dedicated to providing emotional, social and financial support to children diagnosed with cancer or a life- threatening illness, their families and their caregivers.
Sue and I collected 31 blankets and soft toys for these children. Each blanket and toy had to be washed, sanitized and vacuum packed for the children to open.
Obviously we cannot share all the photographs of the children with their blankets but I will post as many as I can and hopefully you’ll recognize some of your amazing work.
Stunning blanket made by Liz Gyldenhuis’s friend.
Squares provided by Cathy Riley.
Panels made by Ada Breeuer and Amy Pettigrew
Wonderful blanket by Sandra Jones
Ellies by Sandra Jones.
Squares from Clear Lake United Methodist Church.
  Cathy Riley and Heather Regenass's blankets.

Poor sweet children, cancer is such a scourge, children should not have to go through this. I wish them all a recovery. Hopefully the blankets and toys can bring them some comfort during their treatment.



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