This past summer, with the help of a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, KidKnits had an opportunity to work with the Peoria Park District’s ELITE program and Proctor Center in Peoria, IL and share KidKnits as part of their summer camp program.  Steve and I, along with Trewyn School teacher, Patty Lawless,…

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KidKnits has hit the continent of Europe!  The top knitting magazine in the UK, Simply Knitting, published this KidKnits highlight in their July issue.  We’ve now had the pleasure of shipping KidKnits kits to England as a result of this coverage.  We’re so thankful for coverage like this as it will allow KidKnits to continue…

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Girl Scout Troop #478 from San Antonio decided to do KidKnits as their Bronze Award Project.  Each girl completed a KidKnits hat for donation to a local homeless shelter, Haven for Hope.  Many made additional hats for themselves or for a friend.  Troop leader Amy Soupiset tells KidKnits that the project “really brought our troop…

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It was our honor to have KidKnits recently a part of the Acton Academy in Austin, Texas.  Under Anna Blabey Smith’s leadership, Acton implemented many pieces of the KidKnits curriculum, and led a very lively discussion.  The students were asked to consider several questions, the following among them: Whose responsibility is it to create opportunities for people…

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100 Airplanes

KidKnits is about people, not statistics.  Our founder, my daughter, started KidKnits because she wanted to “change a life on the other side of the world”, not solve world poverty.  And yet, as we go into classrooms and talk about extreme poverty in the world, we believe it is important for students to understand the…

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We truly had an amazing experience at Lincoln Elementary School in Canton.  All of the 4th graders have now completed their KidKnits hats!  While in Canton, we had the opportunity to share with two different fourth grade classes the entire KidKnits curriculum.  The students learned about world poverty, learned some Kinyarwanda, participated in an original…

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How exciting it was to see our founder, Ellie, featured in the Feb/March issue of the great girls’ magazine, Kiki!  The article captured the spirit of KidKnits exactly, and it was awesome to see the beautiful photography of Abbey Henderson in the pages of Kiki!

We feel so fortunate to have Laity Lodge Family Camp as a partner for KidKnits.  Our family has gone to family camp the last two summers there and have found it to be an amazing place for a family retreat.  This Christian family camp in the hill country of Central Texas has been exactly what…

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