Olivia Ledbetter has started a project to give back to people in need. She has decided to make blankets for residents at the Blackburn Center.
The Blackburn center is a home for victims of domestic violence. They take in people who have been touched by violence or crime and are trying to end all types of abuse in the Westmoreland County.
“I wanted to do something nice for people,” Ledbetter said. “I figured since it was winter, they’d need something warm, and since they don’t have much to begin with, I thought a blanket would be perfect.”
She came up with this project on her own and has been encouraging many students and faculty to help by donating $5 for material and help after school make the blankets.
“I just wanted to do something nice to give back to the people in the community,” said Olivia. “They are people in need who have almost nothing, so I thought it was something nice to do for them.”
The residents of the Blackburn Center will be receiving these caring gifts sometime near the end of January. Anyone who would like to help should contact Mrs. Hixson for information.