OSWEGO, NY – Hurricane Sandy didn’t live up to its hype in these parts. However, a little bundle of energy – Emily Bradshaw – is going stronger than ever.
Since the Oswego County Legislature meeting in September where she spoke about the lack of a homeless shelter in Oswego, things have been very busy for the young lady.
She has also started a personal care item collection to make into personal care bags that will be distributed to the homeless through Oswego County Opportunities, the county Department of Social Services and the schools.
With a little help from family and friends, the 12-year-old Oswego Middle School student recently created 280 personal care bags.
Emily, her siblings, and cousins spent National Make a Difference Day putting together
the bags, her mother, Jennifer, explained.
Each bag contains approximately 10 personal care items.
These bags will soon be distributed and making a difference in someone’s life!
Emily is still collecting personal care items and has raised her goal to 500 bags (200 more than her original goal), she said.
Pathfinder, Trinity Catholic School Donate
“It’s going GREAT! We just got a big donation from Pathfinder Bank,” Emily told Oswego County Today. “They had a ‘wear jeans for charity day.’ They raised $262, plus collected four boxes of personal care items. awesome!”
On Tuesday, Emily spoke to the sixth grade class at Trinity Catholic School.
They held a pumpkin sale during their fall harvest/open house at school and raised $269 for Emily’s Mission, her mother said.
“The students were very surprised at the number of homeless in our county. They were more surprised to hear of homeless families and children,” she added.
On Friday, Emily is picking up a donation at Compass Federal Credit Union. Then, on Nov. 13, she is scheduled to speak at the Children’s Board meeting; where they will be presenting her with a donation as well.
“She is in the process of putting all the bags together and will be distributing them soon,” her mother said, adding, “They are taking over our house!”
They have ordered “Emily’s Mission” T-shirts and rubber bracelets that she will be selling to help raise money and also spread awareness.
Fulton Sunrise Rotary Supports Emily’s Mission
At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, Emily was given a donation to help with “Emily’s Mission” an ongoing effort by Emily to help the homeless in Oswego County.
She has also set up a Emily’s Mission facebook page.
People can drop off personal care items for Emily at Oswego Middle School.
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