RHS Youth Initiative launches community-wide effort to build Habitat for Humanity home

KNITTING FOR A CAUSE—Ashley Gremel and Barb Stein, owner of Great Northern Trading Co., display the navy and olive patchwork hand-knit blanket Ashley knit over the past several months. As treasurer of RHS’ Youth Initiative, Ashley asked for Barb’s help in selling the blanket, with all proceeds going to the Youth Initiative Habitat for Humanity Rockford Build. The blanket will be on display at Great Northern through the end of October, with the bidding starting at $50. Ashley estimates she has $35 to $40 in yarn, and over 50 hours in knitting. Bids can be placed at Great Northern, or by calling the store at (616) 866-9232.

This summer, a group of Rockford High School (RHS) students active in their Youth Initiative Community Service Club met with school administration, their club advisor, RHS English teacher Dan Modderman, and representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to discuss a partnership like none other undertaken by Youth Initiative. The club wanted to work […]