Save the Children kicks off “Knit One, Save One” charity sale
(2 Dec, 2009, Hong Kong) As Christmas is just around the corner, you must be busy looking for special and exquisite presents for your loved ones, and hoping to bring the most valuable memories to them. However, not everyone is so blessed. In developing countries, one child dies every three seconds, while one child dies from pneumonia every 15 seconds. To arouse people’s awareness of these vulnerable children, Save the Children, one of the world’s biggest charities, launched “Knit One, Save One” global campaign from 2004. The campaign has helped those children, and received massive support and responses worldwide.
Throughout the developing world, the most dangerous day in a child’s life is the day the child is born, with close to 2 million newborn babies dying on their very first day of life every year. This year, Save the Children is holding a "Knit One, Save One" charity sale in Hong Kong By buying yarns and knitting caps, donors can send love and warmth to the needy babies in Nepal, and also being blessed for giving rather than receiving. The event also has extra significance – this is the first time Hong Kong to take part in this global campaign.
To celebrate this meaningful event, Save the Children kicked off the "Knit One, Save One" charity sale 2009 today in Festival Walk, with Mr. Michael Wong, Board Member of Save the Children and Ms. Anita To, Executive Director of Save the Children and famous star, Michele Reis, as the guest of honour. Being always supportive to charity events, the former Miss Hong Kong showed no hesitation when accepting the invitation, even though she was determined to involve less in any stage performance after getting married. What is more, with her endless and ever-growing kindness, Reis had pledged to have a meaningful Christmas by actively involving in the event. "I love children because they are pure and simple. I wish they could celebrate each festival with joy, and every child could enjoy the basic right to live," said the star.
On the kick-off ceremony, the affectionate Miss Hong Kong gently knitted a cap, filling each stitch with love and care. She put the finished piece in the collection box which will then be sent to faraway Nepalese children. Reis expressed, “The living conditions in many developing countries are very poor, like children in Nepal are not having enough food, so I hope my acts can help improve their lives. Hopefully Hong Kong people will all support this charity sale so that more Nepalese children are benefited. The world is more loving and warm in this way.”
"Knit One, Save One" charity sale
"Knit One, Save One" charity sale aims to arouse public’s concern about children’s rights, and to help fight for children’s right to live in developing countries with high mortality rate, such as Nepal. From today till 31 December, public can visit the Save the Children booths in Festival Walk to donate. A knitting kit set which contains a ball of yarn, knitting needles, a souvenir bag and a leaflet costs only $100. Public are welcome to buy and donate, and drop the knitted caps in the collection box in Festival Walk, or mail them to Save the Children Office directly. On weekend afternoons, the Organization also holds knitting workshops free-of-charge in Festival Walk where on-site knitting experts will teach participants basic knitting skills. This is definitely a golden opportunity if you are interested in knitting. For further details, please visit: http://www.savethechildren.hk/everyone/cht/index.php
"Knit One, Save One" charity sale details
- "Knit One, Save One" charity sales
Date : 1 – 31 Dec, 2009
Time : 12:30 am – 6:30 pm
Venue : L2, Festival Walk
- Knitting workshop
Date : 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 Dec, 2009
Time : 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue : L2, Festival Walk
*Gratitude to Festival Walk for sponsoring the venue