I received a good question the other day…
Where will the blankets be sent once our knitted squares are stitched up and ready to go?
Actually, a great question. So here is the answer.
Once our 80,000 squares are stitched into 5000 blankets they will be sent mostly to India. In India Hypothermia is a serious issue for newborns. It leads to Pneumonia, which is the number one killer worldwide of children under 5. This fact sheet produced by the World Health Organization provides more information on Pneumonia and the devastating effect it has on young children.
Our hand-knitted squares will not only keep the babies snug but will also help new mums remember the importance of keeping their babies warm. Every stitch that we make, square that we knit, and blanket that we send off will make a difference.
So who am I knitting for?
I am knitting for newborns – mainly in India. To keep them warm, and improve their chance of avoiding death due to Hypothermia and Pneumonia.
P.S. You are knitting for them too, and I know that they appreciate it.