Tuesday, September 29, 2009

5 Very Special KFN Supporters

As I explained in an earlier post, Knits For Needs's greatest need at the moment is monetary donations to help with shipping and other small costs. I would like to thank four very special people for heeding our call. I know in these tight times it is difficult to part with hard earned money, but you are dedicated to our cause and I appreciate that more than you know. Thank you Mom, Grandma, Jenny in Scotland, and Cathy Carter!! Because of you, Knits For Needs can afford to send out a few packages to people in need this season. You are helping people stay warm this winter... you ROCK!
**Don't forget that by clicking on our ads you can help KFN earn money.. yes, it is that simple. We have already earned about $25 this way!**
UPDATE: THANK YOU Cheryl in Texas for the donation of absolutely stunning scarves and hats (you are very talented!) and for the very generous monetary donation!! I'm so excited to see us growing and growing!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Flooding Strikes Woodstock

UPDATE: The PO Box is fine now!! It looks like they did not sustain much damage, which is hard to believe considering all the flooding. So.. safe to send items now. Send 'em on in!

I'm sure you all have heard about all of the flooding here in Atlanta. I'm in Woodstock and we were hit hard with tons of rain. Many places we frequent are under water, including our PO Box!! The post office is across the street just to the left of this picture to the left, which is right in the same area as the pic below.

Please do not send anything for the next few days... I'll let you know when everything is in working order.
This is a picture of a gas station that is not even a mile from my house.. just down the street!
My home and family are perfectly safe. We are up high and did not experience any flooding.. just tons and tons of rain and erosion.
I'll keep you posted about the PO Box.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Kink To Work Out

Hello all!! As you know, Knits For Needs continues to grow and grow and grow, which is perfectly wonderful and I could not be happier. We have had approximately 200 skeins of yarn donated and our total number of items donated to KFN so far is 324!! We've almost reached our goal of 400 items donated in 2009. Keep sending in your items as you finish them. I really appreciate all of the loving support this special group has received.

HOWEVER, I need to discuss a current problem with you all and I'm open to any and all suggestions on how to solve it. I really assumed that with all of the support Knits For Needs has that we would receive monetary donations to help with shipping and other costs, such as the PO Box payment that is now due. My plan was to set up an account strictly for KFN and use the collected funds to help with these costs, but we have not received even one monetary donation! Do you know any friends or family members who might want to donate to a wonderful knitting charity?

I do not have Knits For Needs registered as a charity legally as of yet. I was planning to see where it went and how big it grew before I went ahead and did that, and I most certainly will as soon as I'm sure it is big enough and here to stay. In order for it to sustain itself, we will need monetary donations to help with cost. Now, because it is not officially a charity in the eyes of the government, I cannot offer a receipt for deduction purposes, but I can offer the wonderful feeling you will receive when you donate to a beautiful cause, such as a charity that donates our knit/crocheted items to cancer patients, the homeless, preemies, veterans, and other loved members of society. I can also assure you that all monies would be used for the charity and nothing else, but unfortunately I only have my "word" to give you :) And, of course, you can see all the good that we're doing by reading our blog.

I mean, I'm talking about donations of only $5 here, nothing big. Do you know anyone that could help? I'd really LOVE to see Knits For Needs grow huge and help tons of people across the country and I'm sure you all would too. Does anyone have any ideas to drum up some funds? Any ideas on how to get a sponsor? Oh, I forgot to mention also, I monetized this blog, which means there are ads on it now and we generate money per clicks on those ads, so click away :) All of this money will, of course, go to KFN.

Thanks for listening to my "schpiel" (how do you spell that?), I was really hoping NOT to make it. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all supporters and contributors to Knits For Needs! All of the donations we have received just warm my heart so much. Keep up the knitting and crocheting, and keep sending in whatever you'd like to donate to KFN whenever you can.