We are aiming to knit 6,500 blankets to distribute through Save the Children programs in Australia and countries such as Cambodia & Laos- and we need your help!
We are rallying the knitting troops of Australia to knit 6,500 woollen blankets. Your blanket will help a child stay warm and feel comfy and safe. Most importantly, your blanket will help to ward against pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children under five in the developing world.
Runny noses and tummy aches are a common part of childhood. Dying from these easily preventable or treatable illnesses certainly shouldn’t be. Tragically, 7.6 million children under the age of five die every year from illnesses like diarrhoea and pneumonia. That’s why health has always been one of our global priorities.
By getting involved with our Born to Knit campaign you are helping. Your blanket will help a child stay warm and feel comfy and safe. Most importantly, your blanket will help to ward against pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children under five in the developing world.
At the end of our campaign, the knitted blankets will be distributed to mothers and children in our programs across Australia and countries such as Cambodia and Laos.
Share your creativity with a child who needs your warmth. Your blanket could help save a life. Thanks for your support.
Guidelines for knitting your blanket:
- Please use 4mm needles
- Please use 8ply 100% pure wool
- A perfect-sized blanket is made up of 16 knitted squares
- Each square should be about 20cms x 20cms
- The final blanket size should be around 80cms x 80cms
Please send your completed knitted blankets and squares to:
- Save the Children
42 Dight Street
Collingwood, Victoria, 3066
Or drop them into any of our Save the Children retail stores.
Thanks for your support and welcome to the Born to Knit team 🙂