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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Some 'figures' from K4BN....

Regular readers would know that when I retired I joined a knitting group called Knitting for Brisbabe's Needy. This group provides warm blankets, clothes, toiletries, dog blankets, toys etc to make life a little easier for the many needy in the community. 
I often post photos of donations on this blog. ( all the items in every photo in this post have been made by others...not me!) 

Karen, who started the group over 9 years ago released some figures the other day...these are totals of donations made by members this year to date. These figures are quite impressive! Here's what Karen wrote...

'It is with amazement and much gratitude that we announce that from January 1st 2015 until the end of the financial year, June 30th, 2015, K4BN members, friends etc have donated 18, 420 items ... knitted, crocheted, loomed, sewn, new, brought items. This does not include all the squares, all the toiletries etc.

Then for the time since we started nearly 10 years ago, the grand total so far is 227,274!!!
So far in July we have received another 224 items ...and its only the 3rd July!!
So many homeless, less fortunate people (and animals) are now that much warmer because of your generosity! 
Peter and I are so overwhelmed with the amount of donations, and can never thank everyone enough! We are so proud to be associated with so many wonderful, caring people!! ' 

Pretty impressive huh?
Here are some more photos of donations handed in this year...
My car boot is already packed up ready for tomorrow's Scarborough Knit and Natter...none of it made by me...all of the bags of donations have come from friends. I've become a bit of a gatherer! Lol. 

6 comments:

margaret said...

so good to see so mnany are contributing to this worthwhile project and that is going from strength to strength

Una said...

"Pretty impressive" would be an understatement. It is hard to picture what a quarter of a million knitted/crocheted items look like. But they have helped enough people to fill a town. Amazing.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Super wonderful effort Maria. Sure to be appreciated so much x

angela said...

Wow well done girls! Our group knits and sends parcels off as well. I don't know what the figures are for our group. I only joined two years ago. But we are small there are only six of us. But we send off all we make and we get very nice letters thanking us. Every little bit helps I guess.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

An amazing achievement Maria.

Lin said...

I think it is wonderful what you all do. xx