While surfing the web, we found this heartwarming story by Misti Drew on marshallcountydaily.com and wanted to share it with our quilters.
Since 2006, the Marshall County Chapter of ”It‘s My Very Own, Bags of Love” has been operating in Benton, Kentucky. This non-profit organization supports their community by providing age-appropriate bags for children whose lives have been affected by traumatic events and have had to be removed from their homes.
The bags include quilts, personal hygiene items, clothing, toys, and other items to help ease children through a tough transition. All of this is provided through donations.
This chapter was started by Margaret Henley and is operated from her garage. Henley gives these bags to Child Protective Services (CPS), law enforcement, and other agencies. In 2011, Henley gave 72 bags to CPS and 65 in 2012. Sixty-nine bags have already gone out this year.
Tamara Lambert, a student at Murray State University, has been so moved by the program that when asked to write about a community organization making an impact on the lives of others, she chose Bags of Love.