Tuesday, January 10, 2006

500 Hats Needed to warm little Afghan children's heads!

I saw this request while reading the Knitlist and thought I'd share it with the locals to help speard the word. (I've summarized to shorten the message) Afghans for Afghans is a wonderful group that does a lot of good for the people--especially the children of Afghanistan. They are also one of the Charities that we support throught the Knit Out. So, if you've got some spare wool and feel inclined to knit a hat to warm the head of child living in a very cold place, click here for more details about Afghans for Afghans and get those needles a clickin'!

** Wool Caps for Kids Needed by January 20 **

We wanted to let you know that we are in the middle of our VERY QUICK effort to send 500 *wool* caps for kids to Afghanistan via AIRPLANE transport at theend of January.

500 wool caps sent by air cargo means 500 warmer, more comfortable Afghanchildren for the remainder of the winter. Air transport means that our hats arelikely to be on the kids' heads by February. We rarely have the opportunity to send our handknit and crocheted gifts by plane (usually it is by slow boat),so this is a real treat.

Even if you only have time for making one hat this month -- that hat is a meaningful contribution. One more wool hat means you are warming one more Afghan child. This is a fairly easy way to directly and quickly impact an individual life on the other side of the world.

Feel free to forward this message to appropriate recipients.

Click here to see Guidelines and our San Francisco Mailing Address:http://www.afghansforafghans.org/blanket.html


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