Meet iThemba – our first KasCare bus from the challenge:
The premise is simple yet inspired. We are working collectively to supply a busload of children with hats and blankets this February – April in preparation for this winter in South Africa. Less than two weeks ago this bus was completely empty!
Imagine a bus full of people, sometimes animals and various bits of cargo. Add a few more people and more boxes and bags and you’ve got an iconic African bus. Buses do not move until they are full, and when I say full I mean F U L L. What a wonderful way to show gratitude for gasoline, eh?
“Our aim is to fill the bus with 35 children, each with their own KAS blanket, and hat knitted and crocheted with love by all of you wonderful people. It will take 1225 squares (which makes 35 blankets) to fill the bus, and 35 hats.” Kalai McDonald
Today I read a post from a Square Circle member, Ann G, that is positively inspired:
As the first of our brilliant little buses gets filled with our children, just as a little bit extra to our challenge I have sent through PayPal, a dollar for each child’s ticket on the bus. Just a little extra to the little Hope bus. A couple of my colleagues at work helped. Ann G
Brilliant idea Ann and I’m so glad you shared. Wish I had thought of it myself!
For those new to Knit-a-square please take a moment and read our postal FAQ for everything you need you know about sending squares and hats to South Africa.