Welcome

© P & K Croke 

 
 
 
 
Knitting for Brisbane's Needy was started in Jan 2006 by Karen Croke from the Glass House Mountains area of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia.
Karen,   and   a   couple   of   her   friends   noticed   that   the   homeless   of   Queensland   were   getting   a raw   deal.   "Charities   have   told   us   how   much   this   would   be   appreciated   as   people   don't   tend to   donate   warm   clothing   for   Queensland's   needy   as   they   think   it   doesn't   get   cold   enough here,   but   it   does   especially   for   those   living   on   the   streets   in   the   cold   and   wet.   They   also   like to be able to give some NEW items to the needy as it boosts their self confidence."
Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy is a “Not For Profit Organisation
Thus   started   what   has   become   a   phenomenon.   From   those   small   beginnings,   now   over   400 members   regularly   contribute   "new,   handmade"   items   that   go   all   over   Queensland   and beyond.   Where-ever   a   need   is   perceived,   K4BN   is   ready   to   help   in   whatever   small   way   it can.   From   Beanies,   Scarves   and   Gloves   for   the   homeless,   to   burial   outfits   for   babies   born "sleeping".
An organisation like this can only exist with the help of others, it is those people who help us help the needy!                                                                          Thank you to all of you.
A very special thanks to Brad Gilhooly of FXT Logistics for their assistance in distributing our groups donations across Australia
Thanks go to all Spotlight Stores for their donations of wool.
An organisation like this can only exist with the help of others, it is those people who help us help the needy .. thank you to all of you. Karen and Peter co-ordinate with groups all around South East Queensland, these meetings are referred to as ‘Knit & Natter’ meetings. These groups are made up of avid knitters and (usually ladies) who feel they want to help people less fortunate. It is also a good chance to socialise with people who share their love of knitting.
Knitting   for   Brisbane's   Needy   was   started   in   Jan   2006   by   Karen Croke   from   the   Glass   House   Mountains   area   of   the   Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia.
Karen,    and    a    couple    of    her    friends    noticed    that    the    homeless    of Queensland   were   getting   a   raw   deal.   "Charities   have   told   us   how   much this   would   be   appreciated   as   people   don't   tend   to   donate   warm   clothing for   Queensland's   needy   as   they   think   it   doesn't   get   cold   enough   here,   but it   does   especially   for   those   living   on   the   streets   in   the   cold   and   wet.   They also   like   to   be   able   to   give   some   NEW   items   to   the   needy   as   it   boosts their self confidence."
Thus    started    what    has    become    a    phenomenon.    From    those    small beginnings,     now     over     400     members     regularly     contribute     "new, handmade"   items   that   go   all   over   Queensland   and   beyond.   Where-ever   a need   is   perceived,   K4BN   is   ready   to   help   in   whatever   small   way   it   can. From   Beanies,   Scarves   and   Gloves   for   the   homeless,   to   burial   outfits   for babies born "sleeping".