Support a knitting group worldwide
Sounds wooly, but it works: in India and Pakistan, Hindu and Muslim needles click in accord. In Rwanda, Hutus and Tutsis are stitching their differences together. All because we provide women from formerly hostile communities common cause: organising knitting and sewing businesses. We encourage attendance by paying welcome income for their welcome output: warm clothes for babies, children, elderly people, orphans and streetdwellers.
We also set up and foster Knit for Peace groups here in the UK. Our women’s prison group has been a great success – with a waiting list to get in, group members have found it easier to quit smoking because they now knit instead!! They also report that they are feeling happier, knowing that they are helping those in need. We are also in the process of setting up a knitting group in conjunction with the mental health charity MIND. Knitting improves both mental and physical health. We hope to set up more groups, working alongside medical professionals, in pain clinics – helping chronic pain sufferers to alleviate some of their symptoms.
Take action and help knit fractured communities together again, via the Good Gifts Catalogue:
Order your Good Gifts catalogue, featuring Knit for Peace, here.
You can help to support our work by making a secure donation:
If you are a UK taxpayer please consider gift aiding your donation. Click here for a form and more information.
If you would like to donate by post, please make cheques payable to Charities Advisory Trust and send to the address below. (Knit for Peace is an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust)
Knit For Peace
London NW3 1HL