Crocheted scarves go to abuse victimsPublished 11:04am Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Scarves for Strength crew has helped many women and children by wrapping their support around them one handcrafted creation at a time.
Scarves for Strength founder JoHanna Gratz, a former Fergus Falls resident, decided to start helping people just like her. On Jan. 1 of this year Gratz decide to pick up a skill she learned long ago. “I was very young when I learned how to crotchet; my mom taught me,” said Gratz.
Gratz and a crew of around 10 meet monthly to crochet scarves for women and children who are abuse victims.
“Abuse in whatever form leads to low self-worth, feelings that you aren’t worth anything, or don’t deserve anything good, especially not someone’s else’s time,” Gratz said.
The group has made around 50 scarves for victims all over the United States. Each scarf is wrapped and shipped with a personal note from the crafter, Romans 12:21 from the Bible and a description and meaning behind each design.
Gratz is working on building the program and hopes to become a non-profit organization by this summer.
If you would like to send a scarf to a abuse victim or donate you can visit here.