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Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy is a “Not For Profit Organisation”
Who Do We Help?
Any one who needs it.
We have members
 
We have some members make various items for us to sell (with their permission) to raise funds for K4BN, to buy wool, pay for postage, petrol costs etc.
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The homeless of Queensland, including but not limited to Brisbane; needy  families all over Queensland, domestic violence shelters; refugees,  intensive care units for premature/ill babies, oncology wards of various hospitals, aboriginal outlying communities, nursing homes, animal refuges etc.
Every   organisation   that   we   give   donations   to,   is   normally   not   very   well   known,   operated   mainly   by   volunteers   with   no   government funding,   such   as   Student   Care   Welfare,   Brisbane   Youth   Services,   QuIHN   (Qld   Injectors   Health   Network),   Mama's   Rene's   "soup"   vans, Mater   Mothers   Hospital,   Caboolture   Hospital,   Drug   Arm   (Ipswich),   various   Domestic   violence   shelters,   Sippy   Downs   Animal   Refuge, Innisfail Animal   Refuge,   Dakabin   RSPCA,   numerous   nursing   homes   and   many   more   organisations   with   others   contacting   us   asking   for our assistance.
Before we give over any donations we get a promise that each and every item will be given DIRECTLY to someone in need, not sold in shops, markets etc!
We   have   also   participated   in   9   Homeless   Connect   Days, They   are   held   in   May   and   November   each   year   and   we   have   handed   out   over 20,000   NEW   items   at   these   events.   organised   by   Brisbane   City   council,   in   which   we   give   out   beanies,   blankets,   scarves,   gloves,   toys etc   to   the   homeless   directly!   These   are   very   emotional   days   for   members   and   some   guests   as   we   see   and   hear   their   stories;   see   their smiles,   hear   their   thanks   and   disbelief   that   someone   cares   enough   about   them   to   make   NEW   items,   especially   for   them.   It   gives   them   a bit of self-esteem!
We have also attended 3 similiar events in Ipswich.
Do you love to knit/crochet/loom/sew/quilt/toy making, want to help the  needy?
We   invite   other   craftpersons   to   join   us   and   craft   at   your   own   pace   at   home,   work;   knit   and   natters   or   wherever,   to   make   items   to   be donated   to   charities   who   assist   the   homeless;   abused;   women/children's   refuges;   needy   families;   prem   babies;   cancer   patients,   animal shelters    etc.    The    charities    must    give    the    items    we    donate    DIRECTLY    to    those    in    need,    not    sell    them!   All    donations    stay    in Queensland/Northern   NSW   and   any   area   in Australia   where   a   tragic   event   happens,   such   as   the   2009   Victorian   bushfires   and   now   the Queensland and Victoria floods.
Charities   have   told   us   how   much   this   would   be   appreciated   as   people   don't   tend   to   donate   warm   clothing   for   Queensland's   needy   as they   think   it   doesn't   get   cold   enough   here,   but   it   does   especially   for   those   living   on   the   streets   in   the   cold   and   wet.   They   also   like   to   be able to give some NEW items to the needy as it boosts their self confidence.
So get those needles working...anything - booties, bonnets, beanies, scarves, jumpers, cardigans (for babies, children and adults) and even knitted toys would be greatly appreciated.

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The    homeless    of    Queensland,    including    but    not    limited    to Brisbane;   needy    families   all   over   Queensland,   domestic   violence shelters;   refugees,    intensive   care   units   for   premature   /   ill   babies, oncology     wards     of     various     hospitals,     aboriginal     outlying communities, nursing homes, animal refuges etc. Every   organisation   that   we   give   donations   to,   is   normally   not   very well   known,   operated   mainly   by   volunteers   with   no   government funding,   such   as   Student   Care   Welfare,   Brisbane Youth   Services, QuIHN   (Qld   Injectors   Health   Network),   Mama's   Rene's   "soup" vans,   Mater   Mothers   Hospital,   Caboolture   Hospital,   Drug   Arm (Ipswich),    various    Domestic    violence    shelters,    Sippy    Downs Animal     Refuge,     Innisfail    Animal     Refuge,     Dakabin     RSPCA, numerous    nursing    homes    and    many    more    organisations    with others contacting us asking for our assistance. Before   we   give   over   any   donations   we   get   a   promise   that   each and   every   item   will   be   given   DIRECTLY   to   someone   in   need,   not sold in We   have   also   participated   in   9   Homeless   Connect   Days,   They are   held   in   May   and   November   each   year   and   we   have   handed out    over    20,000    NEW    items    at    these    events.    organised    by Brisbane   City   council,   in   which   we   give   out   beanies,   blankets, scarves,   gloves,   toys   etc   to   the   homeless   directly! These   are   very emotional   days   for   members   and   some   guests   as   we   see   and hear   their   stories;   see   their   smiles,   hear   their   thanks   and   disbelief that   someone   cares   enough   about   them   to   make   NEW   items, especially for them. It gives them a bit of self-esteem! Do you love to knit/crochet/loom/sew/quilt/toy making, want to help the  needy? We   invite   other   craftpersons   to   join   us   and   craft   at   your   own   pace at   home,   work;   knit   and   natters   or   wherever,   to   make   items   to   be donated     to     charities     who     assist     the     homeless;     abused; women/children's   refuges;   needy   families;   prem   babies;   cancer patients,   animal   shelters   etc.   The   charities   must   give   the   items we    donate    DIRECTLY    to    those    in    need,    not    sell    them!    All donations   stay   in   Queensland/Northern   NSW   and   any   area   in Australia    where    a    tragic    event    happens,    such    as    the    2009 Victorian bushfires and now the Queensland and Victoria floods. Charities   have   told   us   how   much   this   would   be   appreciated   as people    don't    tend    to    donate    warm    clothing    for    Queensland's needy   as   they   think   it   doesn't   get   cold   enough   here,   but   it   does especially   for   those   living   on   the   streets   in   the   cold   and   wet. They also   like   to   be   able   to   give   some   NEW   items   to   the   needy   as   it boosts their self confidence. So get those needles working...anything - booties, bonnets, beanies, scarves, jumpers, cardigans (for babies, children and adults) and even knitted toys would be greatly appreciated.