Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Giving - Day 1 - Krochet Kids International

From the 15 days of Gratitude, to the 12 Days of Giving!!! Here it comes again - the list of gifts that give back!! Check in daily to see how you can help others in need while you shop your heart out this season! Krochet Kids International was started by a couple of high school friends who wanted to create cool headgear for their winter sporting events. Crocheting is not the normal hobby for young guys, but nonetheless it caught on and peers loved thier hats! They taught friends and family how to crochet up through college, when they began to want even more. They wanted to be able to reach others...maybe even people in developing countries. After a trip to Uganda, where they taught women how to crochet as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. Thus formed the non-profit Krochet Kids International.Krochet Kids has continued to grow and evolve in ways they never imagined. Today, over 100 people go to the compound in Northern Uganda everyday to work and to rewrite their stories for the better. The products created abroad have been well received here at home and the cooperation of our staff in America and artists in Northern Uganda has created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment. Buy a hat! Change a Life!
The best part about this program...the label. Every hat carries with it the signature of the woman who crocheted it on the label. You can visit the website (or use your handy dandy QR scanner on your iPhone) to learn more about the woman who made your hat and see how you are directly impacting her and her family. And can send her a message. Maybe a simple thank you, maybe a message of hope and gratitude. The women see every message and they appreciate each one.

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