Archive for April, 2012

Wool-Aid Zazzle Store Is Open!

We’ve set up a Wool-Aid Zazzle store so you can have the Wool-Aid kids with you for your morning coffee and show them off to your friends. Initially we’re offering mugs of all types, buttons, magnets, notebooks, and totebags. You can choose items that say either “I Knit for Wool-Aid” or “I Crochet for Wool-Aid”.

All products are priced at the Zazzle minimum, which includes a minimal royalty fee that will support our Wool-Aid shipping expenses.

There are more products in process but not yet available for purchase. Zazzle also offers frequent sales, so always check the Zazzle site for a code that will give you a discounted price.

And be sure to check out the Zazzle Black Standard program during the order process. It gives you free standard shipping for $9.95/year, and they sometimes have trial offers for a limited time period.

Report on Shipments to Tibet (2012)

Wool-Aid has sent more warm, woolen clothing to Tibet for children who are living in desperate conditions as a result of the earthquake that struck there exactly two years ago — April 14, 2010.

We have recently received an updated report of current conditions there. It’s good to have news from Tibet, but it’s heartbreaking that many things have not changed in the two years since the earthquake struck Kyegu:

It is exactly two years since the earthquake devastated Kyegu town and Kyegu monastery.

Now, the living conditions are much the same as after the earthquake. The Tibetan people are still living in tents. The children are now attending day school – there are four tent schools in the area. The orphaned children are being educated too. The boys live at the monastery and are taught by the monks, and the girls live at the nunnery and are taught by the nuns.

A HUGE THANK-YOU to all who have made it possible to send these lovely, warm items to the children of Tibet. Every piece of warm clothing is appreciated by the children and the adults who care for them.