Cutting, Tying, and Snipping Scarves

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When winter starts, many homeless shelters don't have enough warm clothing for the first biting cold night. One of these homeless shelters is called Colorado Homeless Families.

When winter starts, many homeless shelters don't have enough warm clothing for the first biting cold night. One of these homeless shelters is called Colorado Homeless Families. It is dedicated to helping those in need.

Six girls, ranging in age from eight to twelve, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints wanted to help people who needed it. These girls, Kaitlyn, Kilyn, Kate, Jocelyn, Piper, and Mandy, had the same mission: benefiting people. They decided to make scarves for those early winter months. Many homeless shelters aren't always prepared for what winter has in store.

These girls first gathered materials: Fleece and scissors. As soon as they got enough material to make scarves, they started cutting. Each girl put lots of love into each scarf, keeping in mind that they were making someone clothes that they would wear. They made sure each scarf looked like something they would wear and enjoy. As Kaitlyn said, it was important to "know someone else would have it." She and the other girls thought of it as a gift they would give to a good friend.

In the end, though it was a lot of work, the girls were rewarded for their hard work. They loved the project while it lasted, and had a sense of accomplishment when it was done. "The sooner we finish," Mandy said before the project, "The sooner we can give to the needy." Every girl agreed that the best part was doing service for someone else.

Not only did the girls look back on the project, but they also looked toward the future when people would get the scarves. "It's great knowing we are going to make someone happy with these," said Kate. Jocelyn agreed, adding on that it was nice to know ". . . we can help someone who doesn't have what we do."

This project impacted the girls who did it greatly. Piper said, "I love service. It gives me that warm, happy feeling you get when you know you've done something good." The rest of the girls wholeheartedly agreed.