I've been so grateful for the love and confidence that you, my readers, have shown to me. I receive several donations a month to go toward making these comfort scarves for charity. I've fallen a little bit behind, because of other obligations and endeavors, but I continue to work towards making the donations become the scarves they are supposed to be. Since my last donation, I've been able to make 5 additional scarves that I donated to my local affiliate of the Handmade Especially organization.
In the upcoming future, I plan on teaching crochet courses to youth interested in the craft. The goal will be to get them to make comfort scarves for this charity. For now, I'm working on teaching my 8-year-old how to crochet (she's mastered the chain and single crochet for now). I might have her look into loom knitting because it's not as complicated as crocheting can be. But I know she CAN crochet, and she loves doing it because Mom is doing it and she knows that I first learned to crochet when I was about 8 years old. So there is a lot of motivation to learn, and a lot of motivation for me to teach!
With this last donation, I have tallied the donations I received during the 2016 year and I have donated the remaining funds I was not able to turn into Comfort Scarves directly to the charity itself. This totaled 24 scarves, or in cash, $59.75. I completed and donated 14 scarves in 2016. I am grateful for your support, and will continue my efforts to help the cause!