Knit a Square moved into what we loving call The Barn in 2015. It is located in Randburg, not far from our post office. This is a very large space that allows us to sort all the post, make blanket packs, stack blankets, and most important create our wonderful KAS cakes. Our volunteers show up on Tuesday morning around 9:00am and work their magic until about 3:00pm. Themba has already collected the post, and often times will make a distribution on Tuesdays.
Please know that the Barn is a success due to all our contributors, financial donors and volunteers. Without your ongoing support we would find it difficult to carry on.
Thank you all for everything.
Check in to this discussion frequently to see the latest news and photos from The Barn. Many thanks to our marvelous reporter, Estelle for bringing the fun of The Barn to us.
Here is our weekly update from Estelle for July 12.
Delighted to see the barn so full of items to be distributed after those months of empty!
Estelle has been a very busy little bee for KAS this week. Two distributions and now a report from The Barn for July 26. They are busy packing up all the Christmas blanket for a Christmas in July Distribution. Last year at Christmas they were not able to distribute due to one of the COVID strains. (There have been so many I forget which one it was.)
Wow that was quick thanks Amy.
Hurrah! So glad to see some of my parcels have finally arrived! Should have been lots of hand warmers in each, which I know are running low presently too. I think these parcels were sent in May and August last year, so they definitely took the scenic route!
I'm so glad that squares and blankets are getting through!
So pleased for you, Wendy. I'm still looking out for several parcels of mine - let's hope we get a UK day shortly!
Wendy the hand warmers beautifully knitted and packed arrived just in time. Thank you.
Can you imagine in this day and age a parcel to take 13 months to reach its destination. I’m sure the fault is with the SAPO not delivering the parcels promptly from the central depot.
Tremendous news that parcels in the backlog have eventually found their destination! Over a year is a llllong time for folk to have watched + waited to know their lovingly made makes have made it - Hoorah!! Such beauty too ♥️
Yipee...The Barn was open on August 16, and very busy. Here is Estelle's report to help you catch up on all the news.