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Sunday, November 9, 2014

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This donation has a story behind it folks.  What you see are knitted scarves in a variety of sizes and colors.......let me elaborate.  This donation was sent by a very proactive young lady named Laruen S.  She is a Girl Scout currently in the 9th grade.  When she was in the 8th grade she started a knitting club at school, where 10 friends would meet during lunch on Monday's and Wednesday.  She taught her friends how to knit.  Earning a Silver Award Badge in the Girl Scouts involved at least 50 hours of work, but not just volunteerism where one day you might shovel someone walk, and the next day read to someone.  You identify a problem, and a sustainable way to fix the problem and then put in your 50 hours of service.
So, Lauren identified the need for supplies for homeless people, specifically women, taught her friends to knit, knitted and produced scarves.  She's donated scarves to multiple organizations including one for battered women.  She and her friends: Audrey B, Laura N, Krista N, Sarah M, Bree S, Allison Y, Danielle B, Julia C, and Victoria Q, have knitted and donated scarves.  But, they've done far more then that...they've put others before self.  They've learned of varying needs around the country AND they've chosen to help..........they have chosen to make a difference.

Congratulations ladies, we here on Bridge and Beyond applaud your initiative and hope you'll continue your proactive stance on issues not always pleasant to address.

Please keep up the good work.
2014 DONATIONS:
Hats: 728
Scarves: 360+9=369
Socks: 187
Afghans: 18
Slippers: 86
Rain Ponchos: 61
Mittens & Gloves:79
Wrist Warmers/Fingerless gloves: 4
Cotton Washcloths: 309
Misc. (Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, cowls/mobius,  and Shrugs etc.) aren't tabulated.
Personal Care Items: Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, cream, hand warmers, lipbalm, floss, soap, shaving cream, razors etc aren't tabulated.

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.


3 comments:

  1. MARJ IN MINNESOTA/ 34 DEGREESNovember 9, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Wonderful job girls. Nice to know you are out there doing your best to help others less fortunate. Love the colors and am sure the ladies that receive your generous gifts will be very happy. Keep up the good work and know that there are people out here that are appreciating what you do. God bless you and God bless the Homeless.

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  2. That is wonderful Laruen S that you started a knitting group. Wonderful donation of scarves from you and your friends. The colors are very nice and the scarves look so soft and warm. You are helping so many different people with your knitting skills. Keep up the great job ladies!

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  3. I am so happy to see that the young people still show an interest in knitting and crocheting and also want to help those in need in our central Ohio area. Great job ladies.

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