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Join Spotlight to knit or crochet blankets for those in need

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Love to knit and crochet? Here’s a worthy cause you can get behind and all you have to do is knit or crochet a square!

WATCH: Spotlight partners with World Vision and Wrap with Love for a global campaign 

Spotlight has partnered with World Vision and Sydney-based Wrap with Love to encourage Aussies to knit small squares that will be made into larger blankets and distributed to those in need.

The trio set up the global campaign One Square at a Time to provide the warmth and shelter of hand-knitted blankets, a small luxury so many people go without on a daily basis.

To join in, download the knitting and crocheting instructions and whip up a 25cm x 25cm square, then drop it off at any Spotlight store. If you’re in Victoria, you can mail it in.

Then the magic really happens! A team of volunteers will knit your square together with others and create an army of blankets to distribute globally.

Considering the year we’ve had, we can’t think of a better way to spend our time. 

Knitted square

Spotlight CEO Quentin Gracanin says: “By knitting just one square at a time, Australians can get behind the incredible work of World Vision and Wrap with Love and make a world of difference to children, families and communities in need of warmth and love.”

The campaign has its own dedicated Facebook group where people are encouraged to come together and share their squares and knitting tips.

For those in Victoria, you can mail your blankets to Wrap with Love at Unit 4, 4 Huntley Street Alexandria, NSW 2015.

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