Organizing her classmates to help, Brita Martin of Andover delivered more than 100 fleece blankets to the North Andover nonprofit Blanket Me.

The junior at Lawrence Academy in Groton had more than 50 classmates involved in making the no-sew blankets over the school's winter break. A school sponsor provided the funds for materials.

After Martin gave them to Blanket Me founder Sue Laurin, they were distributed last Monday, just before the Nor'easter blanketed the Merrimack Valley with snow.

“With the upcoming storm and freezing temperatures, we are very grateful for this amazing, heartfelt donation of handmade blankets from the students at Lawrence Academy,” Laurin said. “There were a lot of smiling people today!”

Blanket Me is a hands-on mission to care for the homeless unable or unwilling to find shelter in the Merrimack Valley. The recipients use the blankets not only to cover themselves, but also to protect themselves from the cold, frozen ground.

The organization also provides coats, hats, gloves, food, and other necessities, helping over 1,000 people a year. 

For more information, visit Blanket Me on Facebook.


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