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A friendly group of knitters and crocheters from the 50 states of the USA. 

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Posting your photos to each monthly challenge.

Started by Natalie Allcock. Last reply by Anne Powell May 5. 1 Reply

mistakes??

Started by Linda Andersen. Last reply by Linda Andersen Mar 12. 3 Replies

Any groups in Upstate NY?

Started by Lisa Mazzacano Feb 20. 0 Replies

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Comment by Debbie Posmontier on Sunday

Linda,

I mail squares from PA frequently. You must fill out a customs declaration form, CN22, available in the post office. I keep several at home and fill them out before going to the post office. You check the box marked, "gift" and fill out a description of the contents of your package. Most people just write "knitted squares" or "crocheted squares" and the quantity. The value can be written as $1.00, or $0.00 as some PO's will let you do. Other contents seem to fall into most packages and aren't listed. If you are uncomfortable doing that, list the items with a $1.00 or zero value so that KAS will not incur any duty fees in SA. Sign and date the form and fill in your address and the KAS mailing address. Then give the form to the postal clerk and the package will be processed. I mail 15-20 squares at a time and put them in a re-used plastic mailing bag like the ones LL Bean uses to ship their merchandise. They are very light-weight and durable and I use clear packaging tape to secure the bag. Hope this helps!

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on Sunday

Hi, Linda, and congratulations on mailing your first package.  I have been mailing from Texas for five years.  There are some things to be aware of.  You will need to fill out customs forms, available at your post office.  Small forms are for packages under four pounds.  Larger forms are for over four pounds.  Do NOT list any value for the package.  Use zero.  If the postal clerk demands you list a value, say one dollar.  Be sure you have the KAS inventory form filled in and included inside your package.  It is helpful if you weigh each package at home before you hit the post office to be sure of the weights, but the post office will put the weight on each customs form when you mail.  Be sure on the customs form that the "From" information matches the "From" information on your mailing label or the P.O. may ask you to re-do the customs form.  On the customs forms you must list the contents of your package.  Usually "Knitted squares for charity" is sufficient........or "Knitting for charity" if you have varied items.  You will also need to list the number of items enclosed.  At the bottom of the large customs form in #5 check "gift" and #9 Return to Sender.  #8 Total value is where you list zero (or one dollar.)  Be sure to sign and date the form.

Good luck!

Comment by Linda Barton on Sunday

I will be mailing my first package to KAS in January and wanted any hints anyone can give me for mailing from Oregon. I have read the guidelines but want to be prepared when I go to the Post Office. I understand it is helpful to bundle squares in groups of 10 and to mail them in paper instead of boxes. Do I have to fill out any special forms from Post Office? I probably should be asking them that question. Thanks.

Comment by Linda Maltby on December 11, 2014 at 9:18am

Elaine Jones and Pam Johnson [UK]  are trying to win £7,000[about $10,600] from the Paypal Giving Fund for  Knit for Life but they need our help. If you have an Ebay account – or would be willing to register for one – go to: :http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?NP_ID=6...

Click on the “Save as Favourite” button then follow the onscreen instructions, and that’s it. It doesn’t commit you to anything but it may just win funds that Knit for Life can and will donate to KAS. We have until the end of December to vote.

 

Comment by Diane Kubiak on December 10, 2014 at 9:13am
Now we just need to get a solid pledge from some organization to ship our things from the US and there would be a deluge of items to SA!
Comment by Pam Antink on December 10, 2014 at 9:08am

Quite a lot of new members from the USA have mentioned this article as to how they found KAS! Thanks Debbie for the link, and, Diane for raising awareness!

Comment by Debbie Posmontier on December 10, 2014 at 7:22am

Thanks, Diane, for noticing the article. Here is a link to the online version of the magazine article. You may have to cut and paste the link.

http://dailysavings.allyou.com/2014/11/17/use-passion-to-volunteer/

Comment by Diane Kubiak on December 10, 2014 at 5:18am
Hi everyone...while standing in line at the local Walmart this morning, I happened to look at a magazine. Called. All You, And suddenly spotted a blurb about Knit a Square. In the section about. giving...what caught my eye was the little ones wrapped in blankets. I didn't buy the magazine, but it's good to see that the word is spreading.
Comment by Debbie Posmontier on December 7, 2014 at 5:15am

The link for Sorted in Africa is on the upper right in a box labeled "News Flash." Scroll down to the link at the bottom of the box to see photos of the packages that have finally arrived and the new shelving in place. Go team!

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on December 7, 2014 at 2:31am

Oops, that should be Sorted in South Africa.

 

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