Our two active programs, KasKids™ and knit-a-square are delivering daily dividends in the form of teacher resources for schools, squares for blankets and warm clothes for orphans and abandoned children.
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Organisations with whom we have, or are partnering with, to hand out much-
needed help include:
January 30, 2010
Soweto’s world famous Soweto Gospel choir, whom we joined on stage in at the Annenberg Theatre, Philadelphia, on their US tour, to be given to the orphaned children of Nkosi Haven orphanage, Soweto – 27 blankets
January – June 2010
Oasis International for the Cosmo City Blanket Warming project – 500 blankets (17,500 squares)
Charles Hurwitz Tuberculosis Hospital near Baragwaneth – assorted blankets, hats, toys and jumpers
May – June 2009
Zeverfontein and Little Zeverfontein Crèches, Gauteng – 48 blankets and hats
June – November 2009
Ten Thousand Homes Charity, White River – 144 blankets, hats and vests
Mother of Peace, home for orphaned children in North Riding – 17 blankets and hats
Edenvale Hospital premature/neonatal unit, 14 baby blankets – 25 preemie hats, vests and sweaters
July – August 2009
Tshwane Place of Safety, abandoned baby home in Pretoria – 255 baby blankets, hats and toys
Radio 94.7 Gauteng winter blanket drive – 16 blankets
Hotel Hope Charity, Dump People Project – 72 blankets (still in progress)
Jabulani Khakibos Kids shelter for homeless boys in Berea – 35 hats and blankets (still in progress)
Bez Valley – Hill Kids project for children who live with no shelter – 30 hats and felted blankets, 30 rain ponchos (still in progress)
Protea South, various crèches – 54 blankets (still in progress)
Vuselela Centre, Diepsloot shack settlement – 50 blankets and hats
Sedibeng SA Bophelo Community Project – 106 blankets and Christmas gift packs
Approximately 850 blankets and 2,500 knit/crochet garments were distributed to:
- through the auspices of the Phiri and Moletsane parishes in Soweto
- in the shack settlements of Freedom Park, White City and Protea South.
- to homeless women and children in the Bez Valley and Doornfontein areas of Johannesburg
- through the carers and guardians of the orphans, often their go-gos (grandmothers)
- randomly, to the ones who initially inspired the knit-a-square website – children begging at road intersections and on freeway off-ramps.
As KasCare’s name becomes more widely known, we regularly attract requests from smaller and poverty-afflicted groups desperate for help. We try to accommodate all we can.
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