Marymount students donate 141 baby blankets

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Marymount University students teamed up during the holiday season to make 141 baby blankets for Hope in Northern Va., a crisis pregnancy center.

Madelyn Kellen, a sophomore business major and resident assistant, organized the party for the second year in a row. The Ashburn native started the tradition last year with a dozen friends at the university, who made 22 fleece-tie blankets.

"Now that I'm an RA I was able to expand the project and get other people involved," she said. "It was a really wonderful way for us to get into the holiday spirit."

Joining her in organizing the effort were eight other resident assistants: J.C. Hoellich, Robert Hoffman, Juna Luzi, Chesney Rhodes, Kate Schmidt, Rosemary O'Connor, Taylor Rivera-Silva and Elizabeth Beaulieu. Altogether, more than 60 students made blankets.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015