The Knit-a-square program has inspired volunteers in more than 60 countries to knit and crochet more than 1.5 million blanket squares, hats, hand-warmers and toys. Your efforts are helping to keep the children warm but to keep this operation running every day, we need to extend your love and support.
Your donations are the backbone of financial support for the operations on the ground in South Africa, making it possible for them to continue.
Whether it's helping to pay the rent, a stipend for the gogos to sew blankets, fuel for the KasVan or to cover postal charges of $3.75 US per parcel, you make it possible to keep striving toward warming and comforting the children.
Our goal is to remove the monthly deficit that Ronda and her team have to deal with.
1. Make a donation whenever you are able.
2. Sign up for an ongoing monthly donation (subscription).
3. Shop at the KasShop!
Please follow this discussion for monthly updates, current financial reports and ideas on what we can all do to help.
In Canada and the U.S., July marks Canada Day (our birthday) and Independence Day respectively, and we commemorate the day(s) by setting off a ton of multicoloured fireworks. Well, July didn't disappoint as our KasShop total for this month is…
Thanks to a very generous donor, the Shop hit an all-time high and Ronda is beyond thrilled: "…this has put us back into the black and given us almost 3 months operational costs in hand."
Wow, this is fabulous news!
Thank you contributors for your generosity.
Thank you for the financial update. It pleases me to see we're doing so well. It must take you some dedication to get these figures together for us all to see ✔️❤️
Thank you so much Andrea for this update. Always a thrill to see and thank you for all the work you do. I am happy to see that the customs handing fee donations are high, as well as get the motor running. ❤️
Here are the KasShop reports for October and November. October's total was $136.65 and we raised $692.83 in November! December is looking very light with only two orders received.
If you can spare a few dollars or are looking for somewhere to donate this holiday season, please consider making a donation directly to KAS or by purchasing an item in the KasShop. ❤️
As an aside, my New Year's resolution is to have the monthly report uploaded when the month is complete, not two months later!
P.S. The Blanket Book has been downloaded more than 230 times. Wow!
Here is the final KasShop report for 2021.
We finished out the year with a BANG! and raised $582.91 in December!
Money raised: $9,284.23
Top 5 most popular items:
Pay the Customs Handling Fee (763)
Get the motor running – $10 (114)
Support Ronda's Right Hand (46)
Get the motor running – $5 (44)
Pay the office rent – Full Day (44)
Blanket book download: 248 times
Recipe book download: 43 times
We have big plans for this year – watch for a crochet book download! And if you have any ideas for new shop items, please don't hesitate to let any member of the KasShop crew know:
All the best for 2022 to you and your families!
Thank you, Andrea!! All the best to you and yours, as well ... xo
Our little KAS Shop had an excellent showing last year! I'll bet our Aunt Nellie is doing a happy dance :)
Aye Auntie Nellie is shaking her wee tail feathers very happily right now!! It's heartwarming to see these statistics ❤️