"Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" is this month's theme. There are fish and candy sticks, seashells and sandcastles.
After weeks of being gone from the internet the
is back on line with a wonderful makeover and update look.
Many thanks to Sandy McDonald, Co Founder of KAS and Andrea Palmatier for all your efforts in making this website so user friendly and informative. Check it out today.
NEW BUSINESS CARDS FOR KAS
options to help spread the word about KAS.
Blankets are abundant in our Blanket Room and the shelves
The deficit is just over $1000 US for the month of August.
August income has dropped and the KAS team has been trying to cut expenses but rent must be paid, fuel is needed for the KASvan for distributions as well as driving the Soweto members to and from the Barn each Tuesday.
KAS has cancelled Tuesday 25th in the KASbarn for lack of September funds … Ronda does not want to get into the habit of drawing funds from PayPal early in order to cope each month.
Ronda: “We have enough for the rental which will need to be paid on Thursday the 27th, plus a couple of thousand Rs for postal expenses and those things which are unavoidable.
It is a public holiday in SA on Monday 24th so it seemed appropriate to give the volunteers the next day off as well.
Themba will come through on Tuesday to do the post and we will meet again in October – on the 2nd.”
4 Ways You Can Help KAS
1. Make a donation: Use the Donate/Subscribe button on the top right. This will take you to a secure page.
2. Visit the KAS Shop: See link on the top toolbar
3.”Use your stash; send the cash” [via Donate button]
4. Instead of sending a parcel this month, donate the postage money
A RIOT OF COLOUR AT HOBBY X 2014
Three unique pieces of 8” x 10” artwork have just been added to the KasShop!
These downloadable images can be printed on photo paper or card stock and framed for your home, gift giving or to raise funds for KAS.
Photographed in a Dutch garden by Anneke Sevink, a KAS member, and generously donated for our use.
Purchase them separately for $12 each or as a group of three for $30.
‘Leaving Home’ – a dandelion head gone to seed; ideal for the student heading off to college, and the bride or groom-to-be.
‘Tickled Pink” – for the romantics in your life.
‘Blue Beauty’ – a magnificent Hibiscus blossom.
The August 2018 Squares List is available.
Because of the heavy workload for the small KAS Team, hats, handwarmers and toys will not be recorded anymore, but please keep sending them because they are desperately needed. In the 2018 Squares List the names of the senders, number of parcels and number of squares will be recorded. Please fill in the Packing Slip completely.
Please note that the office is inundated with packages and items on a weekly basis. The volunteers do their best, but it's impossible for them to list every single item that is sent. All efforts are made to list every parcel received. We thank you for your understanding.
The focus for 2018 and for some time to come will stay as is:
Squares for blankets, hats, handwarmers and cuddly soft toys.
To see more details, please click HERE
In August we received 200 parcels containing 15.209 squares, equal to 434 blankets.
In total 105.116 squares, equal to 3.003 blankets!
Many other items were received, such as hats, handwarmers, go-overs, cuddly toys and other goodies.
WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!
Nani, Lindiwe, Bongi, Vivienne and Ann sorting the last of the squares from
The British International School
Rebecca Price hosted a Birthday Party for KAS in the UK.
My daughter Lauren is staying with me at the moment so she joined Bongi and I for opening day yesterday. She said the experience was "cool"! We thrust her into the midst of things by stationing her at the table opposite Estelle and letting her sort squares. She enjoyed combining squares of complimentary colours and was able to produce a couple of complete blanket packs, along with several incomplete piles of bigger or smaller squares.
Thanks for a gorgeous edition Amy, love the quote at the end - it is so very true, we all do our best!
Love the Snippets Amy, thank you xxx
Amy, thank you for pulling this information all together so beautifully for us once again. It makes it so easy ... and pleasurable ... for us to catch up on everything.
And your final quote is spot on! Lets all do!! ... xo
Thank you Amy. Reading it is a pleasure.
Thanks also to Sandy and Andrea for producing a bright and inviting website.
Thank you for this - lovely to keep up with all that is happening!
Thank you Amy for a lovely, bright, interesting Snips! I love the end quote :))
A great round up of all the good work. Thank you Amy. Yes websites need a spruce up for Spring too - a good job Sandy and Andrea. thank you.