The Knit Nook is trying to raise $500 to purchase a Knitting Basket purchased through Heifer International. If you’re not familiar with that organization here is a description from the Knit Nook folks:

Heifer International ( is an organization dedicated to ending poverty and hunger in the world through sustainable giving. The theory is that giving a way to make a living is a more successful way to help those in need.You can purchase plants and animals that will be given directly to families in need as a “living loan.” Every family and community that receives assistance promises to repay their living loan by donating one or more of their animal’s offspring to another family in need. This practice ensures project sustainability, develops community, and enhances self-esteem by allowing project partners to become donors.

knitting_collection_lg.jpgThe Knitting Basket the $500 will buy “represents two llamas and two sheep —  four animals famous for
their warm, income-producing wool. From shearing to spinning, weaving
and finally to selling woolen goods at market, the gift of a Knitting
Basket will help struggling families earn extra income to break free
from the grip of poverty and hopelessness. Over time, as that gift
multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others in need,
entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of a Knitting

If this sounds like a project you want to support (and really, how could it not be) stop by The Knit Nook to add to their fund.

The Knit Nook
1140 Bardstown Rd. suite B
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: (502)452-1919