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Troop 80160 makes blankets for Project Making Kids Count

April 3, 2019
The Town Crier

Holy Family fifth grade girls in the Girl Scout Troop 80160 spent one Friday evening making blankets for Project Making Kids Count (MKC). The girls then took more material home and made blankets on their own time. They made a total of 12 blankets. On Monday, March 18, under the direction of Troop Leader Leah Wilson, the girls took the blankets they made to Making Kids Count. Allison Levak, mother of Girl Scout Ashley Levak, helped to coordinate this project. She has volunteered with MKC for a year.

Allison said, "(the Girl Scouts) participated in a wonderful service project with an organization called Project Making Kids Count (MKC.) They made blankets that will be included in kits given to children and families in need. The girls were given a tour of the facility by Program Director, Colleen Eisenbraun. She explained how the blankets were a part of a kit that included toiletries, school supplies and some clothing among other items. She also showed them some other things they did at the facility. The girls very much enjoyed their tour and were happy they were able to help."

MacKenzie Dennison is one of the fifth graders who participated in this project. MacKenzie enjoyed helping with the project. She said, "I felt proud to help foster kids. The blankets will be comforting for them in their new home."

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Abigail Markey and Ashley Levak work together to tie the ends of a blanket.  (Left to right: Abigail Markey, Ashley Levak)

Sophia Dibo, another Holy Family fifth grader, also enjoyed this experience and would like to work with them again the future.

Dibo said, "It was a fun experience making the other kids feel good and would like to one day help again."



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