On Christmas Eve 2019 Athele traveled to Clarens in Free State Province to distribute 100 blankets.  Clarens is about 300 km away and is in the mountains, the coldest part of South Africa, close to northen Lesotho. She returned on July 1 to supply the rest of the children, about 100, with blankets and warmth.

With the current travel restrictions in South Africa this was not an easy trip to plan.  Athele got the necessary permission and paperwork to make this occur.  This distribution was originally planned for March of this year.

Please let us know is you see any of our amazing work in these touching photos.

The hungry caterpillar blanket by Sunel Botes.

Squares by Cath Riley and sewn together by Estelle.

Here is the link to the previous Clarens Distribution

http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/christmas-eve-dist...

More photos to follow...

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The top blanket in this set is another of mine.   I recognize the pink teddy in the middle!   Thank you once again for letting us do our bit to help the children.

The large granny square are from Cath Riley in the UK.  Bozia Balenovid Duracic made that darling soft toy.

Jill Lea provided these amazing squares in this blanket.  This is another doll from Bozica.

Durdica Garvanovic from Croatia created this amazing blanket.

When Athele left this distribution, there were still blankets to be distributed.  Not all the children were able to attend the first distribution.  A man named Thomas handed out  the rest of the blankets, and has now shared the pictures with us.

We hope you might see a square or two that you made, or even an entire blankets.

KAS is making a big difference under these new COVID conditions.

From Athele:

Grateful to Thomas and the team that is Tshepong outreach to the vulnerable children of Clarens, for getting the blankets and soft toys I left behind to the rest of the kiddies in their care. And for taking the time to get pictures that always mean so much to all of us in the worldwide KnitASquare community who laboured with these little ones in mind.

Grateful to Thomas and the team that is Tshepong outreach to the vulnerable children of Clarens, for getting the blankets and soft toys I left behind to the rest of the kiddies in their care. And for taking the time to get pictures that always mean so much to all of us in the worldwide KnitASquare community who laboured with these little ones in mind.

My sheep in the centre of the first blanket in this group. I think some of the other squares are mine too.

Good eyes Patricia.  

So happy you can see you received your beautiful work.

Exciting to see your squares in blankets as they are distributed, especially when it is such a charming square!

I love seeing my tractor, shamrocks, sheep, and a lot of plain green squares.   But, OH, the team in South Africa made it so beautiful with the addition of the variegated squares and the yellow to brighten it up.   Fantastic job.

And, I think the last blanket has your zebra, Amy.   Another terrific animal square from your crochet hook.   

Thank you, everyone, for all the work that goes into finishing the blankets, doing the distributions, and getting the pictures to us.

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