Fifth Grader Makes Scarves to Support Beverly Bootstraps
Glen Urquhart fifth grader Emily Jacobsen is making scarves to sell as Holiday gifts, not for herself, but rather to help others.
The 10-year-old started making the scarves in art class and enjoyed making them so much, she decided to start selling them as gifts. Glen Urquhart teaches all of its students the importance of community service so Emily decided this could be a great fundraiser.
All of the proceeds from her scarf sales will go to Beverly Bootstraps, an organization that helps Beverly residents in need.
Emily, who lives in North Andover came up with the idea on her own, and hand makes all of the scarves herself.
“I feel badly that people have to live in shelters, especially this time of year, and I wanted to help,” said Emily.
Glen Urquhart has a long-standing relationship with Beverly Bootstraps and supports the organization throughout the year.
“I am so impressed by Emily's initiative and her kind heart, and the scarves are beautiful”, said Donna Staller, Director of Lower School at Glen Urquhart.
GUS has raised over $10,000 for Beverly Bootstraps over the past two years, specifically with its annual snowflake campaign.
In lieu of teacher gifts, GUS students are encouraged to purchase a snowflake in honor of a teacher or faculty member and all of the monies raised directly benefit Beverly residents and their families.