Hello everyone, the February challenge is here! We are all so excited about this concept.

Meet our 9th KasCare bus Bongani (which means be grateful in Zulu).



Our aim is to fill the bus with 35 children, each with their own KAS blanket, and hat knitted and crocheted with love by all of you wonderful people. It will take 1225 squares (which makes 35 blankets) to fill the bus, and 35 hats. Please post your tally as you knit/crochet so that we can see our progress. The tally will be as such:


12 squares
1 hat


Then the next person adds to the previous tally, for example:


I made 3 squares and 2 hats so the tally is now:


15 squares
3 hats


Please for this challenge, ONLY add squares and hats, this is to keep it simple so that we can quickly and easily see the bus/buses fill up.

Watch the bus as it fills with children and their blankets are stored on top. If any of you have ever seen a typically African bus you will know that all manner of things are housed on the roof. For our buses it will be BLANKETS!

Our aim is to create a fleet of buses filled with children, warmed by our love. This challenge will run for three months (February, March and April); let’s see how many buses we can fill!


See, we've already filled the bus Njabulo, now onto the next bus, Bongani. Watch for the newest illustration!!

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Only two windows till UBuntu is full. You guys are amazing, I can't wait to see our next bus!
Some friends and I are starting to help with the bus challenge, and we wanted to give ourselves a name for our part of the effort.  Could anyone here tell me the Xhosa word for "Dream"?

sorry cant help but a good idea

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Just adding 25 squares from Tom and Sandra Skupham, 24 from Liz Connelly, plus ten of mine and 164 from donations received this week:


Totals now


 Squares    6046

 Hats           213


I am sending 10 squares and 2 hats!   




Such fun to see another bus nearly full - a real incentive to get some squares sent off. Was given a big bag of beautiful ones today so hope to pack them this week.

Elsie Buckby has just posted another 43 squares and 14 hats so the totals are now:


Squares     6099

Hats           229


(which I think is only about 1 blanket short of a full bus?)

actually, Christine, 6,125 are needed, but we soon get there and past if I can mail tomorrow


Well our figures agree - 26 more squares. Nearly there!

I've just posted 44 squares making the new totals


Squares 6143

Hats       229


which makes another full bus!!  Well done everyone!!



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