ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- More than 60 volunteers with the local chapter of the non-profit "Bundles of Love" gathered in a donated space at Assisi Heights to assemble bags of supplies for mothers in need on Saturday.
The women worked feverishly to complete their quota of more than 50 bundles for mothers with newborns. A bundle of love is a sturdy, handmade diaper bag stuffed with the things every newborn needs, like diapers, toys, clothes and blankets.
The Rochester group makes about 400 bags a year for mothers. Their materials come from many places, like big corporations and sewing enthusiasts looking for a cause.
"They're kind of fabric-holics," said Joanne Larsen, Rochester Coordinator. "More than once we've had people who've said, I'm cleaning out my mother's closet could you use this? Of course we can."
These women can turn any scrap of material into a unique, handmade gift all the while thinking of the recipients' needs.
"We have special bundles for military families with a 'thank you'...a 'thank you' for the sacrifices they make," Larsen said. "And we give their baby anything we can find that has red, white and blue in it."
The bundles, valued at more than 150 dollars, will be distributed by social workers, public health nurses and other agencies. For more information about Bundles of Love, visit bundlesoflove.org.
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