Many we support in Eastern Europe live in extreme poverty and struggle to make ends meet. This means they can find themselves having to choose between their need for food and their need to pay for other necessary items, including clothing and heating. An important component of Mission Without Borders' work is therefore to help provide for the immediate practical and material needs of those in our care.
To meet these needs, Mission Without Borders distributes clothing and blankets to children and families throughout the year. This includes a large number of knitted items, including blanket, jumpers and hats produced by our supporters around the UK who have given up their time and skills in knitting.
Whatever you can knit – be it a scarf, a blanket, a jumper or a hat, we can find a use for it, and we value every gift we receive. There is always a need, especially during winter months, which can be very harsh across Eastern Europe. So, if you have a knitting club at church or in you community, or you feel you would like to support to our work practically through knitting we would be very grateful.
Since our London offices are small and to help with our logistics, we have partnered with another organisation, Christian Hope International, who, over the years, have very kindly helped provide storage for any knitted donations prior to being sent out to our field countries. If you do have any items of knitting therefore, could you send them to the address below (rather than to our London offices):
Every item helps, and with your help, we can help improve the lives of those we support, so that they may become self-sufficient.