Knit-A-Square featured during Mandela Day coverage

by Dawne on July 19, 2010

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has posted an article online about Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday. There is a nice picture of Madiba cutting his cake surrounded by family.

But wait! There’s more!

Knit-A-Square’s own Ronda Lowrie was featured as part of ABC’s Mandela Day coverage. There is a video snippet, of UN celebrates Mandela’s legacy on ABC’s site. Not only does Ronda have a chance to speak about Knit-A-Square, informing the world that every day is Mandela Day for Knit-A-Square, but the video shows volunteers sorting and assembling squares from all over the world. Don’t miss this video as it also presents an opportunity to see some of the children we serve. The footage shot in the shack settlement of Diepsloot is a stark reminder of the work that remains.

Thank you to each and every Knit-A-Square supporter for making every day Mandela Day. Whether you are able to knit/crochet squares or have chosen to support the children with a small, monthly donation please know that your contributions, like a stone cast in still water, have measurable effects. Together we are making a difference this winter to vulnerable children in South Africa.

More pictures of Mr. Mandela’s 92nd birthday can be found at the Nelson Mandela Foundation website.

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melissa langer July 19, 2010 at 16:01

oh this is so fabulous!


:) melissa

Ali July 20, 2010 at 05:58

This little news piece tucked at the end of the ABC bulletin was enough to inspire me to put together a donation of squares. Over the next couple of months our little craft group will be crocheting and knitting squares for your amazing charity. I can’t wait to post the package!

Sandy McDonald July 20, 2010 at 06:34

Great article, thanks Dawne. Ronda has come up with a truly memorable, quotable slogan for KAS: Everyday is Mandela Day with Knit-a-square. It is a honor for KAS to have been linked to this great man, so now we are all associated with the better world he asks us to contribute to.

Jana July 20, 2010 at 06:54

This is WONDERFUL! I love the video of the unpacking room and of the children in their blankets. :)

Anne July 20, 2010 at 08:09

What a great video of Rhonda and the kids!! It’s marvelous that KAS is getting so much press!

Angela Garlant July 21, 2010 at 11:12

Wonderful coverage for KAS. Three cheers for Rhonda and everyone involved.

Jenny Muldoon July 22, 2010 at 22:19

Good morning,
I would like to knit squares for blankets to donate to the Mandela Day org. Please email me as to how I can do this and where I would send them to etc.
Many thanks

Dawne July 22, 2010 at 23:20

Hi Jenny,
Knit-A-Square is a project of KasCare. We are not affiliated with the Nelson Mandela Foundation though we do greatly admire Mr. Mandela and the Foundation’s work.

We’d love to have you be a part of the Knit-A-Square project. We have thousands of supporters across the globe.

You can find postal instructions here:

I’ve also sent you an email with clickable links.

Thank you for your interest in helping the orphaned and vulnerable children of South Africa.

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