The Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Project

Are you guys familiar with Heifer International? You can "purchase" animals or a share of an animal to go to impoverished families around the world, to help them feed themselves and or earn income.

One of the gifts you can purchase is a "Knitting Basket" here's what Heifer International says about the Knitting Basket:

Your gift of a Knitting Basket will include two llamas and two sheep one male and one female of each four animals famous for their warm, income-producing wool.

From shearing to spinning, weaving and finally selling woolen goods at market, your gift of a Knitting Basket will help four struggling families earn extra income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness.

Over time, as your gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of your Knitting Basket.

Deb Marvin (Yentala), and Wendy Johnson (Wendyknits) have joined forces for a holiday season charity project. On behalf of the Knitblogging Community, we would like to be able to donate at least one Knitting Basket to families in need. A gift of a Knitting Basket for four needy families is $500. With many of us pitching in, this is not an unreasonable goal.

Last year, generous knitters from around the world,  donated $4380.00 to the project.

With your donations Heifer International was able to purchase 8 KNITTING BASKET GIFTS containing 32 animals (16 sheep & 16 llamas) to donate  to needy families.

Wouldn't it be great if we could raise enough to purchase 10 baskets  this year??

Deb has set up a Paypal account to receive donations for the Knitting Basket. By clicking on the button below, you can donate to this cause. It doesn't have to be a large donation -- many people donating just a few dollars will quickly add up.

If you have room in your heart and in your wallet, please consider contributing to this worthy cause.

Love and thanks from

Deb, and Wendy

To donate to the Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Project, click on the button below.