One Good Project to Help Others Leads to Another
By MJ Vieweg, Staff Writer
Thirteen-year old twin sisters Maddie and Morgan Manning started one community service project that has evolved into two: The Bundle Up club and the Project Baby Bundle. The girls started the projects as a way to help. “We want to help homeless, needy and less-fortunate people,” Maddy said.
The Bundle Up Club distributes gift kits of hand-made blankets, hats and scarves to the homeless.
“The Bundle Up Club makes hats, scarves and blankets for those who are less fortunate. All of our items are hand-made,” said Maddie.
With help from family and volunteers, the girls worked for five months to crochet and knit the hats, scarfs and make the no-sew fleece blankets for the kits. Altogether the girls were able to deliver 104 gift kits, more than double their initial goal.
Their second project, Project Baby Bundle, serves a local crisis pregnancy center to make baby hats and blankets. With the $100 grant received from Start A Snowball.com, the girls will be able to purchases supplies (fleece and yarn) for the blankets and hats. Their goal is to make 50 Baby Bundle kits (blanket/hat)-in three months- to donate to the crisis pregnancy shelter.
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