Sweaters for Charity
When I was in high school I read a National Geographic article about child brides in the Middle East. I was shocked and saddened to see girls younger that me being married to men the age of my father. This along with reading Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea made me want to do all I could to help. So when the chance to do a book report for my high school literature class came, I spoke about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and how Juliet was likely a child bride.
So when my mother gave me a knitting pattern for baby plus children sweaters, I thought maybe I could sell them and donate a large portion of the proceeds to one of the charities that works to end child marriages, sex trafficking, or MMIW. Now you may be wondering why sweaters? Well, sweaters are pieces that encircle a child to keep them warm. This way not only will they help to tell the story of the child that wears them but also can support another life story with the charity donation.