What’s that glowing in the night sky?
The Knit-Signal, calling all knitters and helpful folks to the aid of those in need — in this case, cash donations urgently needed for aid in Haiti. Stephanie, the Yarn Harlot explains it all here — I love how she uses the metaphor “donations, even little ones, add up like stitches on a sweater.” Her favorite charity is Doctors Without Borders, and so she has put together Knitters Without Borders
or Tricoteuses Sans Frontières, which sounds even cooler. If you make a donation to Doctors Without Borders and let Stephanie know, you become a member of Knitters Without Borders and are karmically entitled to use the badge and enjoy that warm fuzzy feeling. Stephanie also draws names of folks who have let her know they’ve donated and distributes some swag to them — I’ve offered some of my hand dyed sock yarn for that as well.
I’ve split our donation between them and CARE, but there are many other fine organizations helping the people of Haiti cope with this horrific disaster. I hope that you can add a stitch or two into the sweater of aid that the world is putting together.