Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Knit One, Save One
“Knit One, Save One,” launched by the global humanitarian organization, Save the Children, and the Warm Up America Foundation, seeks to engage knitters and crocheters to take action for the 4 million babies who die each year within the first month of life in poor countries.
Save the Children’s Knit One, Save One initiative is asking knitters and crocheters by Dec. 318 to knit or crochet one baby cap; and to write a personal note to the President-elect asking him to lead the way to save millions of babies globally.
In November 2006, I knit four caps and mailed them to Warm Up America, and received a personal postcard in response, thanking me.
I think I’ll start tonight knitting up a few quick caps with all the warm wool and alpaca I have at home.
To see the story I wrote for the Middletown Press, “Knitters join national cause,” at http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=17533425&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept_id=665536&rfi=8
To download the action kit, or to learn other ways to support the initiative as a non-knitter, go to savethechildren.org/knitonesaveone or call (800) 728-3843. To join the online community and share experience, visit savethechildren.org/friends.
To find a local knitting or crocheting group or to learn tips, go to www.warmupamerica.org.