Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Giving Tuesday! Week 3

Wow!  It's hard to believe another week has gone by, as we have been very busy here at Craft 4 Change.  We are getting ready for our next project and also had a HUGE donation of fabric and yarn in the last couple of days.  More on that later...here's this weeks featured organization that is giving back...one life at a time:

Krochet Kids International

"Buy a hat. Change a life" ~~ That is their motto.

It all started when three high school boys, Kohl, Travis and Stewart were taught to crochet.  These guys made their own hats for snowboarding. Soon, kids in their school wanted them, so they begin taking orders and selling them to help pay for prom expenses.  Life moved on and they were off to college. 

While on a trip to Uganda, one of the guys was so moved that he wanted to do something to help the impoverished women earn a decent living.  So, back to crocheting they went...to TEACH these women to crochet and make hats. 

 The women are paid a fair wage and the hats are sold online and in some retail stores.  They have also expanded into Peru.  Each hat has a tag with the signature of the lady who made it and you can read her story (and send her a thank you note) on their website.  Krochet Kids International.

"Through a unique model we are empowering the women of Northern Uganda and Peru with the assets, skills, and knowledge to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The result is long lasting and sustainable change."  ~~From Krochet Kids website. 

Please take time to read their story on their website and if you can...buy a hat.  Change a life. 

These young people simply amaze us at Craft 4 Change!  What a example of what a small idea can do, to change a life. 

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