The December 2016 Squares List is available
Please visit the website:
Click on 'Received Squares'
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE TAKE GREAT CARE IN FILLING OUT THE CUSTOMS SLIP.
Please declare '0' as the parcel value. Anything more incurs customs fees.
Before mailing any parcels, be sure to read the instructions in the
ZERO TOLERANCE - WE NEED YOUR HELP discussion at
Reminders when packing your parcels
-pack flat -tail neatly butterflied -bundled in 5/10
The number of squares, hats, handwarmers and toys
received in South Africa in 2016 [red line] compared to 2015 [blue line].
The focus for 2016 and for some time to come will be:
squares for blankets, hats, handwarmers and cuddly toys.
In the 2016 Graphs the Tops will not be recorded.
Handwarmers and toys were not added to the graphs in 2015 so only 2016 contributions can be shown.
Squares: 4.212 ( 120 blankets)
OVERALL TOTALS 2016:
177.306 Squares (equal to at about 5065 blankets), 8.312 Hats, 4.932 pairs of Handwarmers and 3.232 Toys were received!
DISTRIBUTION FIGURES 2016
In combination with blankets in stock in 2015 - ready for distribution in 2016- and blankets made this year,
RONDA AND THE TEAM MANAGED TO DISTRIBUTE 6.000 BLANKETS!
Last but not least, other "warmers" such as KAScuddles, T-sweaters, cardigans, and Heather's winterwarmers were received from loving and caring crafters around the world. As our S.A. team is no longer able to distribute these items, Ronda very kindly passes them along to third parties such as Outreach Foundation, Rape Crisis Centre in Beoni, Hotel Hope, and Baragwanath Hospital.
Thank you ALL so very much!
< OCTOBER NEWS >
189 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:
7.447 squares (equal to 212 blankets), 284 hats, 207 pairs of handwarmers, 261 toys and many other goodies (marked under column "Other" in the Squares list).
The figures are lower than September, maybe in November the Post Office in SA will be full of parcels, who knows :)
Because of the large volume of parcels, Ronda and the Team are unable to send personal notification of parcel arrival. Please check the Squares List. Thank you for your understanding.
Please also find here an important update on INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE - MAILING INSTRUCTIONS AND CURRENT RATES (2016)
Thank you Anne for this important update.
Last but not least: If there are any typing errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke
Great news, just spotted my 3 boxes of toys have arrived. Another 2 boxes of toys should be on the list next month. Relieved that they made it, my previous 3 boxes were not on the list (although I did forget packing slips). Will look out for the sorted photos :)
The December 2016 Squares List is available on http://www.knit-a-square.com , Click on "Received Squares".
110 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:
4.212 squares (equal to 120 blankets), 167 hats, 191 pairs of handwarmers, 85 toys and many other goodies (marked under column "Other" in the Squares list).
For the overall totals of 2016 please see the front page of this discussion.
If there are any typing errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke
Thank you, Anneke, for the December list and the recap of the whole year's lists. Congratulations to Ronda and the team in SA, the gogos, the volunteers and to all the crafters worldwide. HAPPY NEW YEAR. See you in 2017.
Impressive numbers . Thanks Anneke! Happy New Year!