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Crocheting helped my daughter earn her Gold Award
Created By: Anna Ho

My 16 year old daughter earned her Gold Award by making 47 and collecting 213 scarves for the Red Scarf Project, sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA). The OFA sends out Care Packages to former foster children who have maxed out of foster care at the age of 18 but these kids have somehow managed to make it to college. For Valentine's Day, they send out a Red Scarf and some chocolates and other goodies, to remind these former foster kids that someone still cares and wishes them well.

Well deciding what to do for her Gold Award (highest award in Girl Scouting), my daughter didn't want to go the children or the senior citizen route. She's involve with Senior Citizens thru the High School Key Club and she helps the younger set thru Girl Scouts. So, she wanted 'something different'. Having an older sister in college, Megan knew the value of Care Packages. So she wanted to contribute to the Red Scarf project. Only problem is, she didn't know how to crochet! Her first scarf took 5 hours! All her scarves were with the Single Crochet and the biggest hook we can find. She spread the word and the response was fantastic. She was 3 short of her own personal goal of making 50 herself but she exceeded the collection goal of 50. She hoped to send out 100 to OFA but ended up with 260. The shipping vendor even gave her a break when she explained her project to her.

My daughter is really proud of her project and the impact it has. And it all started with a super BIG HOOK and a skein of yarn.

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