And the best part? All profits will go to help children in Togo Africa get the complete education they need. When you buy this guy’s pattern, your money (minus the minuscule paypal and ravelry fees) will be donated to the charity Support Education Togo (SET), a charity I know and trust because my dad is one of the founders.
SET is a 100% charity, which means ALL the money that is donated goes towards the children of Togo.
SET’s goal is to provide access to quality primary education in the southern regions of Togo, so that every Togolese child receives complete elementary education.
I have been to Togo myself and have seen in person what the students have to endure to get the education they want and need. Many of their schools are simple thatch-roofed structures that don’t protect the children from inclement weather and are not large enough to support the number of children in the surrounding community. SET is helping to change this by building schools and providing support for teachers. You can learn more on the SET website: www.supporteducationtogo.org.
Why a pineapple? Togo does not have a lot of wildlife, like you would typically think of when you think of Africa, but they do have some amazing fruit! I remember enjoying the fantastic mangos and pineapples when I visited. Plus, pineapples are cute, no? As for the name, our cook during our stay in Togo was Bill, a fun Togolese who was always smiling at every meal and took great pride in his work.
Bill the Pineapple is a lot of fun to make. To get that neat texture on his body the pattern includes a different sort of bobble stitch – but don’t worry, it is fully explained within the pattern! He is small in size, like my other ‘little’ patterns, so can fit in the palm of your hand and is quick to make.
You can learn more about him and purchase the pattern on his pattern profile page.