i have been devoting all of my knitting time for the last few days to secret projects, so i have no new knitting i can show you.
BUT i do have great news to share about our red scarf fundraiser, where the december sales of the crazy quilt scarf pattern were collected and donated to foster care to success, administrators for the red scarf fund.
the final count is: 304 patterns
wow—what a number!
in fact, that number is so great that we realized we could round it up just a bit and split the proceeds between two programs. a portion was put into the red scarf fund, which provides emergency help for students who need help during unplanned life crises.
the remainder was placed in the sponsored scholarship fund, to establish a $2500 knitspot community scholarship; this amount will contribute to one student’s college education in the near future. the plan is to fund this scholarship on a yearly basis from sales of a specific pattern as we did this month, during the red scarf drive period. in this way, single, small purchases from every corner of our community can be accumulated to make a specific and palpable impact on a young person’s future (and our own). and hopefully it will only grow from here.
thank you all so very much for your enthusiastic support of this year’s fundraiser; i’m very excited about the possibility of many more such years to come and i hope you are as well.
happy, healthy new year to all; i’ll be back in a day or two with our regular knitting update.