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: http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Hopeswings
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
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!