A teen raises money for multiple sclerosis charity.
Inside her parents’ home in Henrico County, Meredith Polk rummaged through a box of scarves until she happened upon an outlandish, fluffy orange one.
“I have a vendetta against orange,” she said with a laugh.
In a tiresome endeavor, she and her fellow knitters once made 50 orange scarves for a National Multiple Sclerosis Society advocacy campaign.
Those scarves are among hundreds upon hundreds that her nonprofit organization has made in more than six years while raising more than $50,000 for the National MS Society.
“She is one amazing young lady,” said Sherri Ellis, president of the National MS Society’s Virginia-West Virginia Chapter.
John and Marty Polk had long volunteered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Their then-10-year-old daughter, who already had an affinity for knitting, decided she would make scarves, sell them and donate the money for MS causes.
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