We had about 60 scarves left over from Bearcat Carnival in September, so I talked to a representative at the Center and found they had approximate 70 women in residence at the downtown shelter and at least 30 more in some of the satellite facilities in our area. Our goal was to put together at least 100 gift bags containing a handmade scarf and some travel-sized toiletry items. I started soliciting help from other adults in our school community and got lots of help from teachers, office staff, and even parents. I also taught a few willing co-workers to knit so they could help out as well!
Our bake sale raised over $200. With that money and additional funds, Stitch for a Cause was able to purchase twelve $25 gift cards.