Crowdsourcing

To begin my Knit-a-Square knitting project, I used materials from my home to create the squares for shipping. Deciding to expand my project into my school community, I started the Knitting Club to teach knitting skills and create squares for the organization. I soon discovered, however, that I simply did not have enough resources at my home to provide the Knitting Club and my project with enough materials to continue creating squares.

So, I reached out to my local community through Facebook and other social media platforms to ask for donations of yarn, knitting needles, and finished squares. After I had placed the donation box at my local library, the donations began flooding in as my community supported my project while also putting their donations up for re-use and recycling. Many knitters have those scraps of yarn from a finished project, or needles that they haven’t used for years, and these things were given to my project to be turned into something that a person in another community on another continent could use for warmth and comfort in the form of a quilt.

I am so thankful for my local community for the endless support that helped make over 50 squares for Knit-a-Square, and I am so happy to say that the donations will allow the Knitting Club and its work to continue for several years to come!