June Wesley has just sent off another shipment of over 1,000 little knitted and crocheted Boomer Hats and six vests to be used by the children of Afghanistan. The last shipment went in February of this year so knitters have been very busy indeed. The mothers are very appreciative since it gets very cold on the desert for their little ones and they do not have access to warm things, says Wesley.
The total to date is in the 5,000 range from the Sooke area since this project started in 2006. Thank you so very much to the knitters and those who donate yarn. Every little bit helps.
Apparently these shipments are still getting through.
There are crochet and knitting patterns available for these who wish to help out. Contact June at 250-642-2032.