Remember Swatchy Doc? He was traveling to Botswana along with a box of toys, socks and blankets made by some of our wonderful knitting friends. Dr. G passed the box on to a volunteer organization, and on Monday, I received the most beautiful pictures of the children who received our gifts. All of these children live in the country of Botswana, and many of them have been touched by HIV/AIDS in some way. They may have family members who are ill or who have passed away. The disease is so prevalent in Botswana that most of them know someone who has suffered. Your generous gifts have brought happiness to these beautiful children. Some of them look very serious in these pictures, but we're certain that the toys and other items are already treasured.
I've already asked the volunteers what types of knitted items they would like to receive in the future. I'll let you know as soon as I find out! In the meantime, please email me if you are interested in helping out with the next round of gifts.