Kids Korps USA and the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club recently teamed up to bring smiles of happiness to hundreds of needy children from around the hills of Ensenada and Rosarita, Mexico. Rotarians traveled to Mexico this month to distribute thousands of pounds of food and blankets to the poorest of the poor. Among the many blankets handed out were 100 hand-made, colorful fleece blankets created by generous youth volunteers who wanted to make the lives of these poor children a little better.
“I wanted to do something for other kids who don’t have so much. I know how cold it is now and I can’t imagine not having a warm, cuddly blanket to snuggle with,” said 12- year-old Olivia Hamrick.
Blanket making is a signature project at Kids Korps. Volunteers come together all year long to make these no-sew, cut and tie blankets for less fortunate children.
For more information about blanket making or any of the hundreds of Kids Korps volunteer opportunities, please go to www.kidskorps.org.