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502 blankets to shield needy kids from the cold this winter

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego High School senior Mckenna Murray led a project to help Northwest Children's Outreach. She and a group of volunteers made 502 blankets.More than 500 children will be extra cozy this year, thanks to Lake Oswego High School senior Mckenna Murray.

Murray, with the support of her mom and 141 other members of the Lake Oswego Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL), made 502 fleece blankets for Northwest Children’s Outreach.

Murray has volunteered for six years with Northwest Children’s Outreach, a nonprofit that donates goods including diapers, clothes, formula, blankets and toys to kids and families.

As a volunteer, she sorts clothing and necessities and packs bags full of just what kids need. An NCL member who has a special issue she cares deeply about is encouraged to do a project called Share Your Passion. That’s just what Murray did, and her kindness comes just in time for the chilly, gray, rainy months ahead.

For more information on Northwest Children’s Outreach, visit northwestchildrensoutreach.org. For more information on the Lake Oswego Chapter of the National Charity League, visit ncllakeoswego.org.