11-Year-Old Raises Money for School in Kenya

By Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

Morgan Kranz is an 11-year-old girl who recently sold crochet and knit items such as purses, hats, and wrist warmers, at a craft show in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Unlike many folks who sell at craft shows, this young lady was raising money for the Diani Maendeleo Academy in Kenya. Morgan was able to raise $1,485 the day of the fair and even more since then. The profits were much more than expected so it’s unknown what they will be used for. It may be used for school supplies or lunch for the students. Students attend the academy 12 hours per day Monday to Friday, and 6 hours on Saturday with only breakfast provided.

Photo courtesy of Gwen Kranz

With only 2 years of crochet experience, Morgan Kranz is a great example that you can make a difference at any age and skill level (and turn a profit at craft fairs).

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9 Comments

  1. Riah says:

    That’s awesome! Good for her!

  2. Jackie says:

    That is really great at such a young age..I wish i was that good…

  3. Angela says:

    Excellent job, Morgan! What an excellent example you are to others; keep up the good work.

  4. Lisa says:

    Well done Morgan :) That is a great effort.

  5. Nancy says:

    Kudos to Morgan, making the world a better place with her lovely hand work. I am so proud to know a fellow crocheter who has done such a fabulous job helping others!

  6. Cynthia says:

    Way to go, Morgan! What a wonderful project!

  7. Jenny says:

    Proof positive that we can all make a difference!

  8. Ria says:

    Wow, fantastic. Go girl! You’re amazing :)

  9. Anna says:

    Oh she is so sweet. She looks like my niece. She has a huge heart. Keep up that good work. God Bless You Morgan.

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