We now have over 25,000 squares. That sounds like a lot. It looks like a lot. And it takes up a lot space. Although we are continuing to collect the squares until we reach our target of 80,000 – our big challenge now is to sew them into blankets!
As most of you know we posted a poll last week, to vote on the best way to move our mountain of squares into a neat pile of blankets. The results showed that people would prefer to knit and sew from home, or in their local area in preference of coming into a hosted event in our office in Melbourne.
So on that basis we have decided that…
If you are able to help us knit squares to blankets, we would love for you to contact your Save the Children state office offering your support. Our state offices regularly have knitters dropping off squares, so it is possible for you to collect these squares, take them home, sew them into blankets (with friends and tea perhaps?) and return the finished blankets to the state office once complete. Voila! Should you not be able to get into our offices, we can work out a way to get these squares out to you.
There are no deadlines for offering your support as this campaign is running right through until October this year (when we predict our 80,000 square goal will be achieved!).
Our state office details are as follows:
NSW: Suite 205, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills (02 9211 8800)
QLD: 47 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane (07 3844 2699)
SA: 14 Conyngham Street, Glenside (08 8338 1777)
TAS: 14 Criterion Street, Hobart (03 6231 9488)
VIC: Level 6, 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne (03 9938 2017)
WA: 481 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth (08 9267 3900)
If you can help us turn our storeroom of squares into beautiful blankets please give yourself a grateful tap on the shoulder, get your needle ready and give your state office a buzz.