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.
What about adding a KasShop item for postage that costs $3.75? Maybe we could encourage members every time they mail a package to also go to the Shop and purchase the postage item to pay for the package on the pick-up end in SA. Just a suggestion. :)
That’s a great suggestion, Joy. We’d have to adjust to slightly more to take PayPal fees into account but I think it can be done!
I've done the reverse math (!) and the price would be $4.25 US, not much more but enough to accommodate the 3.9% + $0.30 PayPal transaction fee.
This sounds like a great idea. Imagine the difference it would make to Ronda and our finances if everyone would save up squares to send larger parcels (40-50 squares) and 'hop to the Shop' to purchase this item at the time of mailing.
To keep under the 4 pound limit in the US before going to the next level of postage, I am stuffing even more squares into the package which saves me some money over the year with less packages. I would be willing to pay $4.25 in the shop every time I mail a package. I think there are other forum members who would do the same if finances allowed. It would need to be advertised as an idea to members.
That is about £2:88 for UK readers - or £3:26 including the PayPal fee - maybe we could get into the habit of donating when we post off a parcel? I know most of us are sending stuffily once a month or every two months even, with trying to make each parcel as full as the postal limits will allow to cut back on the parcel fees to be paid....... One fancy coffee a month? I think most of us could probably manage that........ ?
Visit the Shop to see the new artwork!
A super collection. They take my breath away.
I wonder which one is our blue-loving Glo's fave?...and our pink-loving Bev's?
I think all three are beautiful, but I particularly like Leaving Home. So I have just popped into the shop and treated myself! As I can print as many as I want, I will put my thinking cap on as to which friends and family would like one for Christmas, then I will then shop around for frames that will suit :))
What would you pay for a basket of yarn?
I don't know about you, but if you tallied up my yarn purchases for the month, you'd be able to go to a movie, a nice dinner and have some change left over!
We're thinking of putting 3 basket options in the shop. You'll be able to purchase a basket of virtual yarn and Ronda will be able to purchase the real yarn at a discounted price, provided other monthly expenses have been covered.
A 50 gram ball costs less than $1 US in South Africa.
A 100 gram ball costs approximately $1.50 US.
Option 1: $5
Option 2: $15
Option 3: $25
What do you think?
Wow, what a great idea. My mind spins with what I could do with all that yarn at that price.
Now that the post is getting through in SA, the gogos will be very busy sewing blankets for the cold months in 2019. I know these yarn purchases will go a long way in creating those blankets.
Can I ask for a basket or two for Christmas?