0513 Rachel Higginbotham
Rachel Higginbotham, a senior at Hoover High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, Hats for Hope.
Her project focused on supporting the women served by Sav-A-Life in Vestavia. She taught her peers and others how to crochet baby hats and then donated them to the organization. She hoped that women who seek out Sav-A-Life for support when they have an unplanned pregnancy would be encouraged by the hats when they see how the community cares about them.
At the end of November 2012, she had donated 75 caps, exceeding her goal of 50. She and her group are continuing the project into the future to provide more expecting mothers with the caps.
“By giving them something handmade, they are reminded that the community cares about them and their child,” said Rachel. “Hopefully, they will look forward to having their baby wear it one day.”