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Previous Entry Knitting, Doctors Without Borders, and an offer you can't refuse. Dec. 15th, 2006 @ 11:27 am Next Entry
Yarn Harlot has put out the call to knitters -- and you know, like I was saying a while ago, I need to do more with my life. So, I'm going to answer this one.

We knitters are trying for raise over $120,000 to Doctors Without Borders. This is a great cause. They send doctors to Darfur, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and dozens of others. They fight Malaria and AIDS. They send immediate humanitarian and medical aid to people that need it.

Yarn Harlot made this group a few years ago, Knitters Without Borders. Last year, they (as in knitters) raised over $120,000 for Doctors Without Borders. She's asking us knitters to help out yet again. So, I am.

So, here's the offer you can't refuse:

Anyone on my friendslist who donates money to Doctors Without Borders will receive a knitted gift from me. It may be a pair of socks, or a pair of mittens or a set of wash clothes. It may be a knitted bikini or knitted hand warmers. :) It might be a knitted toy. It might even be a knitted bathpuff or tea cozy!!! (It won't be a sweater. I'm not up to that yet. Maybe next year. :) You don't get to pick what I send you however (that's up to me and my crazyartistic ideas!) and it may take me several months to knit something for you -- but you will receive a knitted gift from me if you donate.

You can donate any amount of money and I will make you something. (Tho, if you donate a penny, I may smack you.) However, I would urge you to donate as much as you can.

Here's what to do:
First, go here and read what Yarn Harlot has to say. Then, go donate money at Doctors without Borders. Americans can can donate here. Email Yarn Harlot at stephanieATyarnharlotDOTca (again, instructions on her webpage) and let her know how much you donated (in either American or Canadian Dollars) .

Then come back here and tell me you donated. :) Leaving me a couple of sizes (say shoe, mitten, or hat sizes) would be helpful but is not a guarantee you'll get socks or mittens. :) Some lucky(??) person is going to get knitted dog collar and leash! I do promise that if you absolutely hate what I've made you then I will make you something else. Girl Scout's Honor.

Thank you and please give generously if you can!!
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Date:December 16th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
$35--what a great idea.

Hands-ladies smallish med, but short fingers!
socks-I wear 6 1/2 shoes. Let me know if you need more than that.

I drink lots of tea, btw!
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Date:December 16th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
WOO HOO! You rock! Thank you!!!
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Date:January 11th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)
Your post reminded me that I had been meaning to donate for some time now. $20 from the Zofchak household this year.
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Date:January 11th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
YAY! :)
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