Of Fibers and Brushfires

Just a short post tonight, but an important one, I think. I’m guessing that most everyone who reads this is very aware of the terrible brushfires currently decimating sections of Australia, leaving scores of dead, injured, and homeless in their wake. Perhaps you, like I, feel the urge to do something helpful, but didn’t know what it might be. Perhaps you might consider the option I found last night.

In the tradition of raffles, telethons, bake sales, and such, a caring Melbourne woman is rallying the knitting community to support the Australian Red Cross with a fiber fundraiser. She’s been in contact with  numerous knitters and yarn stores around the world, lining up some wonderful and generous prize donations. Your ticket into the drawing is a donation of $10 or more to the Australian Red Cross. Make your donation directly to the Australian Red Cross online, then email your receipt to her in order to be added to the drawing. Details are HERE on her blog, along with more info about the fires and pix of some of the prizes. As I’m typing this post, there has already been over $1100 donated by the fiber community, and we can undoubtedly make it much more. Let Australia know we care!

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