Fall is my favorite time of the year for two main reasons. I love getting bundled up in layers of warm wool coats, scarves, and winter boots. Secondly, I find the whole season to be filled with reasons to give! We give out candy for Halloween, we give thanks during Thanksgiving, and we give gifts during Christmas and Chanukah. If you find yourself in the giving spirit this holiday season, take a minute to read about an amazing opportunity to give to those who are the most in need. Join Jigsaw in giving something special to those who often don’t receive even a single holiday gift!
We are proud to join efforts with KasCare for a program called Knit-a-Square, providing warmth and comfort to over two million children in South Africa who have been orphaned by the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS. Unfortunately, these children are left alone to fight the bitter cold winters. In response, Jigsaw invites you to give the gift of warmth, by knitting a square. All of the squares collected will be shipped to South Africa where they will make a world of a difference to these children in need.
The Knit-a-Square project is simple, and even if you don’t know how to knit, this initiative is the perfect reason to try something new! Learn all you need to know through these easy-to-read beginner’s instructions. Get a group of friends together and make it an event; share the idea with your church or community group; however you fit in the time to pitch in, all efforts DO make a difference and bring attention to this little known tragedy.
Jigsaw first joined this initiative as part of London’s Wool Week during the Campaign for Wool. Wool is a natural fiber that is biodegradable, animal friendly, and one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection. Now, through the Knit-a-Square efforts, this durable fiber will lend a helping hand to keep these children warm for many years to come. Jigsaw UK celebrated Wool Week in a variety of ways, inspiring us (here in the states) to follow suit in giving the gift of warmth.
Join the movement that has already been so popular in the UK by sending your knitted square to our Beverly Hills, CA boutique location:
314 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Also, you can drop off your square at your local Jigsaw boutique location! For the specifics of your knitted square, find all the detailed requirements here. Basically, as long as your square is close to 8” of ‘warm and cozy’, that is the most we could ask for! Remember, if there is one thing that never goes out of style, it is giving to those in need.
To find out more about the Knit-a-Square charity and their wonderful work, please visit: