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From One Heart to Another
Created By: S Shari

Sitting in an old room of my high school, I looked around at all my peers. Motivation was soaring as the teacher spoke to us about an impoverished country in Central America. All 47 students sitting in that room would be traveling to Nicaragua in a few weeks to bring down all the funds they had been raising, all the supplies and donations they had collected, as well as their drive to put their hearts and souls into every house, latrine, and schoolhouse they would build, to every child they would play with, and to every life they would touch. I was one of these students. I listened intently as my teacher explained the value of a dollar in third-world countries. I thought about how this would be my third trip there, but realized that this notion was hitting me from an entirely different angle this time. I returned home that evening and picked up my starter's kit to knitting that I had tucked away many months ago. I flashed back to my junior year of high school when I had become very discouraged in my attempts at teaching myself how to knit. It had been nearly a year since I had touched this skein of yarn, but now I was determined to learn how to knit. I was inspired to make scarves, and then sell them to raise money for the people of Nicaragua. I spent the next couple of days diligently teaching myself how to knit a scarf. It wasn't long before the stitches were no longer just stitches on a needle. They had become part of hundreds of stitches that joined together to make a beautiful scarf. The next day, I approached my friends and teachers at school and explained my idea. They asked me how much one scarf would cost, and I told them that there is no charge. All I asked is that they give a donation to my cause. I realized that the more scarves I make, the more money I'd raise, and the more I'd change the lives of those who need so much. I would knit while watching TV, while eating meals, and while sitting in class. I'd knit in club meetings, and while hanging out with friends. I would knit in the car, in the doctor's office, and on the school bus. A few weeks later, I boarded the plane to Nicaragua, with an envelope of $1,400, enough money to buy a house for a family in a poor village in Nicaragua. With a few years passed, I still remember all the lives I have changed with every stitch that I knit. I truly learned to appreciate the art of knitting and the potential it has.

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