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February 7, 2013

Scarves for Open Arms

Auditor’s office raises funds.

Employees in the Howard County Auditor’s office are putting their talents to work to raise funds for the Open Arms homeless shelter for women and children.

Part of the team Howard County Government Annex team for the Walk a Mile in My Shoes event this Saturday three women in the Auditor’s office are making scarves from yarn with the proceeds coming to benefit the shelter.

The scarves are being sold for $5, along with caramel corn. The group has already raised over $200 with the sale of the scarves. The caramel corn sells for $5 and $3.

The team is hoping to raise $600 this year for Open Arms and has raised approximately $570 in each of the past two years.

The effort started when Laura Johnson saw a scarf and wanted one in a different color and decided to make one for herself.

“I just started making them,” she said of the knotted yarn.

After others saw the scarf it was decided to make them for sale with the proceeds benefiting Open Arms. The three women all donated the yarn that is used and buyers can select the colors to be used.

Christi Mosier said the women wanted to help those in need and she feels blessed.

“People in the building have been buying the scarves and caramel corn,” she said. “We are also using the money from our soda sales to benefit Open Arms.

This is the first year that Peggy Mallaber is participating in the walk and will be joined by her daughter, Nicole.

“It goes to a very good cause,” she said. “Open Arms needs all help they can get. Everyone needs that extra little help with the way things are right now.”

Her 17-year-old daughter has made jewelry that is also for sale to benefit the shelter.

Mallaber said Johnson showed them all how to make the scarves.

Johnson said the plan is to sell the scarves all year with the proceeds going to Open Arms. Johnson said it takes about 15 minutes to complete a scarf and they work on the project during their lunch hour and at home.

The scarves are available for purchase at Louie’s Coney Island and the trio plans to sell them at local church events.

Last year the Kokomo Rescue Mission raised $130,000 through the Walk A Mile event and corporate sponsorships. There were 120 teams with over 1,000 people walking the mile.

“The last two years it has been snowing and cold,” Johnson said. “This year is supposed to be warmer.”

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