Quota International of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Our Quota Cares Month project
Members of the Ipswich Quota Club decided that for this year’s Quota We Care Project we would renew our knitting skills and knit some jumpers and hats for the Fish-and-Chip Babies in Africa. These are really poor babies, many of whom are born with Aids and that is about all these little souls come into this world with. They are so poor that they are sent home wrapped in newspaper which is why they are called “fish and chip babies.”
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
The jumpers themselves are very easy to knit and they are knitted in one complete piece. For most knitters they take an afternoon or an evening to complete. They are very important because in Africa, the nights are cold and these babies have no clothes. The only real stipulation is that they are knitted in bright dark colours rather than the Pastel shades we may use for babies, (bright stripes look good and use up only small bits of wool). This is because these little garments may never be washed.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
We had a lot of fun doing this project and had a number of offers from our very special Quota Friends who also wanted to assist us. Very soon we will be forwarding on over 100 jumpers and at least 50 hats for these special babies. For more information about these babies, visit http://knitforafrica.weebly.com.
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