October 23rd, 2006
As you may know, Afghans for Afghans is an organization run out of San Francisco that arranges several large donations a year of knitted items for Afghans. This time around, the goal was for 900 sweaters to be sent by the beginning of November. A number of our customers have generously joined us in participating in Afghans for Afghans during this donation cycle. So far, Nine Rubies working with the San Mateo Library and its customers have knitted at least 10 sweaters. Here’s a sample of what our customers have done:
We received a notice from Afghans for Afghans that they are running well short of their goal of 900 sweaters. We are hoping that some of you might be able to squeeze in a quick, big-needle sweater in the next couple of weeks so that we can give an even bigger donation to this worthwhile group. As an added incentive, we are offering 10% off yarns that are used for donations (15% off to store members). Here’s a link to the organization’s site for more information on the yarn requirements and more details: http://www.afghansforafghans.org/afghansforAfghansflyer.pdf . To hear more about the organization, it’s goals and inner workings, the San Mateo library is presenting the final knitting circle at the library on Sunday, October 29th at 2 pm. Member of the Afghans for Afghans organization will talk about their work with other relief organizations.
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