Thursday, February 24, 2011
More Help for Haiti
I was so pleased when a knitter contacted me about using the Haiti scarf pattern for a fundraising event for Haiti. This was exactly the kind of initiative I hoped for when I released the Haiti pattern in January last year.
A knitter in support of Universal Learning Centre contacted me to ask permission to knit a version of the Haiti pattern and offer it at a silent auction, an event being planned to fundraise for the organization. I didn't hestitate for a moment to say, "Of course!"
Once I took a look at the work of the ULC, I was even more heartened. This organization works to build (and re-build) schools and libraries in disaster areas. It is "focused on providing learning materials and access to information within developing countries". It uses the public library model of education and literacy for all, for the benefit of community.
As a former librarian, I was excited to support this work.
The Haiti scarf was offered as a free pattern, with the request that users of the design make a contribution, in any way they could, to relief efforts in Haiti.
It has since been replaced by newer free patterns. But it is still available in Ravelry and you can also use the link here.
Posted by Ilga Leja on 02/24 at 10:46 PM