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.
• A postal charge of $3.75 US for every parcel received;
• Rent for the KasBarn;
• Fuel for the KasVan;
• A stipend for the gogos ($2 US per blanket) and another for Ronda’s ‘Right Hand.’
There are several ways you can help financially:
1. Make a donation whenever you are able.
2. Sign up for an ongoing monthly donation (subscription).
3. Shop at the KasShop!
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.
That's so lovely of Connie, Chris. What a treat those apples will be for the children. xo
It's wonderful when non-KAS-members support us with donations. Big Hugs to your neighbour Connie, Chris
Last week I have sent a parcel to KAS. Gloria thank you so much for this wording: "Our squares don't magically stitch themselves together and then fly to the children on their own. Funds are needed."
Every time I have sent a parcel to SA I visit the KAS Shop and purchase items. Today I went shopping....love the item of the "basket of yarn" - desparately needed for the Gogos and edging of the blankets- of course I have purchased that....couldn't resist it, together with the very needed Gogo support and 4 other items. After I have sent a parcel it feels "completed" ONLY after having shopped in the KAS Shop!
Thank you, Anneke. Your purchases will make a real difference to out team in SA. It continues to be important to support them financially as well. as by sending our squares.
Thank you Anne :)
KAS SHOP APRIL FEATURE FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE
EASTER and SPRING CARDS US$5.00 here
You will receive a set of four "Happy Easter" cards and four Spring cards.
Sending a KAS Easter card is a wonderful way to greet friends and family and raise awareness of Knit-a-square at the same time.
These cards are blank inside for your personal message, with an optional insert. The insert reads:
My gift to you
A donation has been made to Knit-a-square South Africa in your name to make a difference in the life of a vulnerable child.
Please note these cards are a digital product, which will be emailed to you shortly after purchase. They are in a format which is ready to be printed at most local printing shops or on your home printer.
KAS SHOP FEATURED ITEM FOR APRIL 2019
WRAP A CHILD IN A BLANKET
Do you ever wish you could send an Easter egg to the wonderful Gogos who sew our blankets just to say “Thank You for your dedication”?
Well, that’s not a very practical idea, but we can support them by purchasing our Shop item WRAP A CHILD IN A BLANKET here.
Our Gogos are a vital part of the KAS team, and receive a very small stipend for each blanket they assemble. This small stipend allows them to purchase personal items for themselves which they otherwise may not be able to afford.
You can wrap 4 children in blankets for $5 US, 8 children for $10, or 16 children for $20
Thank you for highlighting what is available - new ideas and less new - because some of us appear to have a memory like a sieve!! (I should clarify that I mean me!)
Can I check that the only way we can buy these items (I am particularly thinking of the Pay the Postage Item) is through PayPal? One of my newer knitters but an older lady doesn't have it and does not want to open an account.......
Rebecca, you do not need a Paypal account. It is possible to pay with a credit card as well
We hope to highlight two products each month, one an item for personal use or gift giving, and one "KAS oriented", but whichever a shopper chooses, 100% of the money goes to support out work in SA.
MAY – MOTHERS – MUGS
Our Product of the Month in the KAS Shop
This month we are featuring our Café Press Items, the perfect gift for a mother you know, a crafting friend, or maybe for yourself!
Our mugs come in four different designs, and the tote bag in five different versions.
Visit the KAS Shop here to order yours.
What's the KAS Shop all about?
Are you in need of a little 'retail therapy' with no line-ups, quick check-out,
and quick delivery?
Why not visit this charming little boutique in KASville, located at the corner of Granny and Plain Jane Streets
you can enter by clicking here
Our Shop is crammed full of downloadable products for you to chose from, all reasonably priced in a range from $5-$30.
We feature items that directly benefit 'our' children, like snacks, fuel for the KASvan, and things that benefit the Gogos who assemble our blankets.
We also offer items of a more 'personal' nature - mugs, totes, unique note cards for all occasions, art prints for framing, and flashcards for children, all perfect for your personal enjoyment, for gift-giving, or to sell at your fundraising for postage event.
Every cent of the $$ you spend in the KAS Shop goes directly to KAS to support our work in warming the children we serve.
We are busy designing new products all the time. If there is something you would like to see in the Shop, please post your ideas here - we still have lots of room on our shelves for new items.