Charitable causes shouldn’t be limited to the holidays, but here’s a good one for you, one I’ve personally donated to: Heifer International. Heifer helps families around the world increase their income and improve their lives through sustainable, agricultural gifts. Heifer has a specific donation called a “Knitting Basket”, described as follows…
Your gift of a Knitting Basket will include two llamas and two sheep — one male and one female of each — four animals famous for their warm, income-producing wool.
From shearing to spinning, weaving and finally selling woolen goods at market, your gift of a Knitting Basket will help four struggling families earn extra income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness.
Over time, as your gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of your Knitting Basket.
Wendy, of WendyKnits, Teresa of One More Row and Another Latte and Deb of Yentala have organized a group donation effort which, so far, has raised almost $4000. Each “Knitting Basket” is $500, and will help 4 families.
To donate now, please click here. Any amount will do, even a dollar. When you pool donations as a group, it really adds up.