For the last ten years Guideposts
magazine has provided a way for knitters and crocheters to make life better for needy children the world over. Through the Knit for Kids
program Guideposts provides a way for crafters to make a difference through what they do best.
Knit for Kids collects sweaters made my people just like you and sends them to children around the world who are facing a cold winter without the benefit of a sweater or coat to help them keep warm. Knit for Kids is a way for the average crafter to reach out and help those that need it most.
There are four downloadable patterns (pdf)
available if you want to be more consistent but you can also use your own pattern
if you have one you love to make.. There are also instructions on how and where to send
your finished sweater.
Keep in mind that kids the world over love vivid colors so if you want to make a sweater the more colorful the better. For those of you that don't knit or crochet, Knit for kids also needs donations so there is a way for everyone to help.
Knit for Kids accepts kid's sizes 2-10 for the most part but will take larger sizes for older kids. They do not accept infant sizes. For more information and pictures of kids who have received sweaters please check out the Knit for Kid's website