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Donavi Inc

Peoria, IL | http://www.kidknits.org
Joined in May 2012

About Us

Upon learning of a group of Rwandan widows’ ability to spin yarn, nine-year old Ellie wanted to help support these women. She created the idea to purchase the widows’ yarn and share her love of knitting with others. Ellie created KidKnits, a craft containing the hand-spun yarn plus all the tools necessary to knit a simple hat. Through an accompanying KidKnits’ curriculum, school-age students can engage in activities which demonstrate the severity of world poverty, engross themselves in different world cultures, and become inspired to change the world while also knitting their own KidKnits hat. Students go beyond the curriculum and become active participants in a solution helping to address global poverty. Students can further their impact by then choosing to donate their finished hats.

Upon learning of a group of Rwandan widows’ ability to spin yarn, nine-year old Ellie wanted to help support these women. She created the idea to purchase the widows’ yarn and share her love of knitting with others. Ellie created KidKnits, a craft…

Issue Areas Include

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Poverty

Location

  • Peoria, IL 6164

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