Sweaters for India? At 7,000 feet, winter is long, cold and damp at BET’s three crèches near Kodaikanal. For years now, volunteers have been knitting sweaters for the children. Sweaters keep their bodies warm and warm their hearts, and their parents’ hearts, too, knowing that someone around the world cares very much about their children.
Sweaters are centrally collected and taken to India on the next trip over by HKI friends.
To contribute a sweater, please mail to:
Help Kids India Sweater Project
P.O. Box 143
West Newbury VT 05085
The details: Sweaters should be made from a non-itchy yarn. Cotton or synthetic are fine, but since the sweaters are washed by hand, they should be able to hold their shape. Any buttons or decoration should be firmly sewed on. The children are ages 2-5.
Ravelry.com knitters are some of our most prolific sweater donors. They keep a lively discussion going with patterns and photos on http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/charity-knitting/topicsc and enter Help Kids India in the search tab.