October 28, 2008

Darn Baby Dress

I'm having so much fun knitting it I barely got anything else done today. I leave for my 5-day retreat (no classes, just hanging out and knitting) tomorrow morning. I still need to pack. I'm completely unprepared. I hope I don't forget anything really vital but I most likely will.

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to contribute to the Donors Choose October Challenge. Please give. Even a very small amount will be greatly appreciated. Prizes will be announced when I get back.

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October 9, 2008

Donors Choose Challenge Update

I just got this note from the teacher of the first project we funded.

Dear Jessica,

Thank you so much for your generous donation. Your gift will allow our students to continue improving their knitting skills. They will be so excited to see your gift of yarn and book sets with needles. My students rely on my knitting program to provide them with what they need to complete their projects since they cannot afford yarn stores on their own. It is so amazing that I will be able to share these materials with them soon. You have made a group of knitters very happy today. Thank you.

You may have noticed that there are now many additional fiber arts projects in the challenge since we already fully funded the original project. We have raised $651 so far. We still have until the end of the month. It's not too late to give.


October 3, 2008

Donors Choose Challenge

Thank you all so much! I haven't had a chance to send a thank you to everyone who has donated already. After just a few days we are more than halfway to our goal. Please consider making a donation--even a very small one--as every bit helps.


September 30, 2008

Rose-Kim Knits Donors Choose Challenge

I know that knitting has enriched my life. It gives me comfort, a community, a sense of accomplishment and mastery. It has given me a career and great friends. Imagine being able to give these things to children in need.

For the month of October DonorsChoose.org is having a blogger challenge. I have chosen a project I think will resonate with all of you. You can go to this page and make a donation of any size. Leave a comment on this post letting me know. At the end of the month I'll have a drawing for some prizes.

This blog gets about a 1000 hits a day. That's a dollar for every reader of the blog to fund our project (it ends before the end of the month, I might have to add another similar project to fund in another week). Give big or give small, it all makes a difference.