A week ago today, She’s the First supporters in New York City met Stacey Rozen, the founder of the crafty goodwill movement called Story Scarves. In a conference room after-hours, we stitched messages of encouragement and aspiration into beautiful scarves, made from recycled scrap fabric, which Stacey will deliver to the teen girls she works with in Soweto, South Africa. These girls come from unfortunate circumstances and mostly live in foster care. To give them direct and global mentorship, Stacey works with them on constructing their own scarves, which will eventually make their way back to us.
This activity happened purely from a tweet that @StoryScarves sent to @shesthefirst — another social media miracle! We are overjoyed to begin this new friendship with teens in South Africa, and we invite you to browse some photos from our night of crafting and creatively connecting with girls thousands of miles away..or watch the video below!
Special thanks to Stacey Rozen, as well as Kaitlin Davis and her company, Music Theatre International, for donating use of their conference room.