During the month of February the Adult, Teen and Children's departments have teamed together to again sponsor
'KNIT A SQUARE'
a humanitarian program benefiting
AIDS orphans in South Africa.
A fun knitting get together was held last Saturday February 8th to benefit this knitting charity initiative. Pam MacKenzie, knitting columnist and blogger for MyCentralJersey.com joined us and wrote about it in her weekly In Stitches column today (click on link below):
We will continue to collect 8-inch knitted or crocheted squares all month long. Each square will be sent to South Africa to be used in making a blanket to keep an orphaned or abandoned child warm through the KASCARE non-profit organization.
Squares should be made using acrylic, wool or wool blend yarns with US10 needles. It is important to leave a length of one and a quarter yards (45 inches) of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. Detailed directions are available at the circulation desks.
Want to help and don't knit? We will also be collecting yarn and monetary donations to help in covering the postal expenses to mail the squares to South Africa.
Any questions, or if you need some yarn to knit squares, contact Maureen Norton, Program Coordinator at (908) 204 - 3031 ext. 116.