Saturday, October 25, 2008

Knit One, Save One: Big Stars Make Little Caps to Save Newborns

Hollywood's leading ladies such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Save the Children’s Artist Ambassador, Julia Roberts, Rebecca Romijn, Debra Messing, Lisa Edelstein, Patricia Arquette, Misha Burton, are picking up their favorite knitting needles and crochet hooks to spread some warmth to newborns in developing nations.

Watch the message from Lisa Edelstein on youtube:

Knit One, Save One” is a grassroots initiative of the global humanitarian organization Save the Children and the Warm Up America Foundation. The project seeks to engage knitters and crocheters to take action for the 4 million babies who die each year within the first month of life in poor countries.

Research shows that 50 percent of the 4 million newborn deaths that occur each year could be prevented if mothers and children in poor countries had access to a simple package of health measures. This package includes antibiotics to fight infections, immunizations, training for skilled birth attendants, education on breastfeeding and hygiene, and basic care such as keeping a baby warm by covering the head and carrying the baby skin-to-skin. America’s leaders could save millions of newborns by increasing international assistance for programs that offer these inexpensive life-saving tools.

"Survive to 5" is "Save the Children's" campaign to make survival a reality for more children who lack basic health care. Now there are five new ways you can help save newborn lives in the poorest countries around the world. Every day, nearly 27,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable or treatable illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and newborn complications. We can save about 60% of these children with simple, proven solutions provided by skilled community health care workers. 10 million children die needlessly every year. Be 1 of the 10 million people who take action to stop it.

Help prevent four million newborn deaths each year. Find more information about getting involved here!

Browse here for free baby hat patterns.


  1. Α!
    Δεν το ηξερα αυτο Ευα μου!
    Θα το διαβασω πιο προσεκτικα και θα πλεξω κι εγω.
    Ευχαριστω πολυ για τηνενημερωση χρυσοχερα μου!

    πολλα φιλιa

  2. Νατάσσα μου μόνο που δεν βρήκα ακόμη πως μπορούμε να τα στείλουμε και που!Έγραψα σχόλιο στο facebook και περιμένω απάντηση :)


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