Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Our Terrific Junior Member

Our guild has one junior member, whose name is Briana R. Briana is an inspiration - she has brought great energy and enthusiasm into sharing our guild with others. She has done this by sharing her time, her energy, through her church's youth group and her own online store, which she operates for charitable purposes.

Here is an excerpt from Briana's recent note to me:
"I (in my spare time) run a small Jewelry business called Hope's Wings Jewelry and a portion currently averaging about $3.00 per purchase goes to a specific charity for 2 months. Right now Sales are slow because I chose a smaller lesser known site to sell things on so that I could still easily fit it in to my ever shifting and full schedule so I unfortunatly can not promise any large donation but I have chosen the guild to be the recever of what donations I hope to bring in during this April and May. I have already announced on my virtual store's blog that Katie's Comforters will be the charity for April and May but I thought I would let you know."

Please take a moment to check out Briana's store here:

Here is her account of her youth group's work to support Katie's Comforters Guild:
"Just recently Briana Ryan and the youth group at St. Olaf’s parish worked together to complete 10 fleece knotted blankets and brought them to the Seattle Children’s hospital. The kids all in middle and high school thoroughly enjoyed this service project and they all said that making the blankets was definitely their favorite service project that they have participated in as a youth group this year so, when they went to the Jr. High Youth Rally they submitted the project and won a certificate where they were recognized by the Archdiocese of Seattle for the project. Now many of the kids are considering making blankets like those they did together for their own loved ones and some others also are considering joining or donating to the guild."

Thank you, Briana, for sharing your enthusiasm for our guild with St. Olaf's Youth Group!

If you know a young person who would be interested in joining us, please extend an invitation to membership in our guild!


  1. Thanks so much for the post! I am so blessed to be a part of something like this, I love every minute of it! I just as an update to everyone Hope's Wings Jewelry has just made Katie's Comforters it's fulltime charity!

  2. My heartfelt thanks to you too, Karen. Thank you for your kind post and for your enthusiastic encouragement, respect, and appreciation of Briana and her efforts. :)