Knit For Kids Community

July 20, 2016
Every Wednesday, this amazing group of volunteers arrives at the World Vision global distribution center in Sewickley, PA to open, sort, fold, and package all of the Knit for Kids items that arrived during the week. Some weeks, this work takes one hour. Other weeks, this takes many hours! Regardless, this group of men and women rejoice over every item that knitters have lovingly created for the... Read More
July 20, 2016
Packing slip printed and packaged addressed, the sweater makes its way to the World Vision international distribution center in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Each Wednesday, a dedicated group of volunteers opens each package, inspects each item, and packages all items for shipment to a carefully selected country. We are so grateful for all of the volunteers that give their time, resources,... Read More
July 20, 2016
Dear World Vision, It is with sadness that I write to let you know that this is the last box of sweaters our mother, Dorothy Boyd, will be sending. She herself knit hundreds over the past years. Mom passed away Dec 31. It made me happy that someone could finish the last sweater and it is included in the box. She took great joy in your mission and has inspired others to now carry on.... Read More
July 20, 2016
Dear World Vision, I wanted to express my gratitude for the joy that your organization brought to my Mom, Elsie Salter, by allowing her to knit sweaters for Knit for Kids. Mom knitted many sweaters over the years and delighted in the fact that she could help a child be warm by knitting a sweater. I once asked Mom how many sweaters she had knitted since she began knitting sweaters for Knit for... Read More
July 20, 2016
The Knit Wits knitting group of First Presbyterian in Bakersfield meets every Thursday to knit items for those in need around the world. One of their members sent us “seamless improved knitting instructions, using circular needles” as a suggestion for other knitters. We’re happy to share them here with you! Please note that this suggested pattern has been provided to you by your fellow volunteer... Read More
July 20, 2016
Dear World Vision/Knit for Kids, For many years I watched my mother’s hands work her knitting needles completing dozens of child-size sweaters. She never used the same yarn, so it was always a treat to see the rainbow of colors she chose. She would complete one and then lovingly wrap it in tissue paper and pack it and mail it to your sweater program. I loved the sounds of her needles clicking... Read More

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