LET’S TALK SHOP 2020
Knit-a-square relies on contributions of squares, hats, handwarmers and toys… and financial donations. Yes, financial donations! Without them, it would be impossible to organize, sort and deliver the massive influx of love that is received at the KasBarn.
There are several ways you can help financially:
Shopping at the KasShop is a great way to support Knit-a-square. It doesn’t matter what you buy – whether it’s by donation to wrap a child in a blanket or toward fuel for the KasVan, or for a downloadable gift for yourself, a friend or loved one – every penny you spend here is a direct donation to KAS.
Is there something you would like to see on the 'shelves' of the Shop?
Do you have an idea for a downloadable item we could create that might appeal to shoppers?
Please share your thoughts and ideas here. The Shop Team will do our best to bring your ideas to life so they can raise much needed funds for Knit-a-square and the children in need.
A great big thank you to everyone who shopped in the KAS Shop in 2019. We managed to raise a total of $6907.83 USD, all of which goes directly to the team in S.A. to support our work there.
It was gratifying to see that our biggest seller in the Shop was “Pay the Customs Handling Fee”. Did you know that every time you send a parcel, large or small, Knit-a-square incurs a mandatory handling fee of $3.75 US, charged by the South African Customs and Excise?
Your purchase of this item each time you mail a parcel will offset Ronda’s costs.
These charges are adding greatly to the cost of running Knit-a-square each month. Whether you send 10 squares or 100 squares, the cost to Ronda is the same.
We suggest that you save up your squares and other items until you have at least 2kg (or whatever weight is the most economical for you to send) so you can mail less often. If possible, include as part of your mailing the purchase of one Pay the Customs Handling Fee item. This is a win-win: by mailing less often, we save on postage and by paying the customs duties in advance, Knit-a-square can retrieve your parcel without delay.
NOTE: When mailing a package, it is critical to put BONA FIDE GIFT FOR CHARITY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE on your parcel and a declared value of $0 on your Customs Slip so KAS doesn't incur additional postage fees.
You can purchase PAY THE CUSTOMS HANDLING FEE here
Good for you, Aunt Nellie. I have a pile of squares here to get weighed, wrapped and posted. I've just made a "note to self" to visit the KAS Shop and Pay the Customs and Handling Fee when mail them.
Thanks for the reminder, Anne! And what an impressive total in KAS Shop sales!!! I'll add my thanks to everyone who chose to "Shop Local" at our very own KAS Shop ... xo
YAY for the KAS shop...I LOVE it!!!
Thanks for the reminder Aunt Nellie....I will be paying my customs fees, when I send the parcels. It just makes sense. :))
A GIFT FOR YOU!
In the fall of 2019, we invited our members to join in a Virtual Cookie Exchange by submitting their favourite Christmas recipes to the forum. Rather than have the recipes disappear or be filed away, we asked our wonderful Andrea to compile them into a little book for you to enjoy.
So hop on over to
and grab your free copy of our first KAS Recipe Book!
You are welcome to print as many copies as you wish and spread the word about KAS by giving them to friends or selling them at your fundraisers. We recommend inserting the pages into a report cover with a spine because we are sure you will use some of these recipes for years.
Of course, we also hope that while you are in the KAS Shop getting your ‘freebie’ that you will take your time to explore the Shop and peek at all the other items we have for sale – notecards, flashcards, art prints, pattern books, fuel for the KASvan, Gogo support and lots of other items.
The best part is
100% of all purchases goes to support the work of KAS!