Staff from the Prevention and Population Health branch, in the Victorian Department of Health participated in the Save the Children’s “Born to Knit” campaign for the second year in a row.
Staff were keen to contribute to this important campaign after seeing pictures of blankets from 2010 being distributed in Cambodia to new mothers and their babies. Twenty volunteers knitted squares, sitting together up to two lunch times per week to knit as a group and also working in their spare time at home.
Participants ranged in skill from experienced knitters to those who learnt to knit specifically to participate in this campaign. Other staff members who were unable to knit kindly donated wool to the team.
Born to Knit 2012 would not be possible without the support of workplace and community groups from all over Australia who come together to develop their own knitting communities, and help us provide comfort and warmth to many children in need.
Make sure you are registered for our blog to be kept updated on where your blankets will be distributed this year, our final blanket tally, and to be kept up to date with Born to Knit 2013.