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Melinda Lloyd, one of the organizers of the Blankets of Hope project at the Out-of-Door Academy, explains how the students will write a letter and tie it to a blanket to be donated to a shelter in Sarasota.

Blanketed with kindness in Lakewood Ranch

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Melinda Lloyd, one of the organizers of the Blankets of Hope project at the Out-of-Door Academy, explains how the students will write a letter and tie it to a blanket to be donated to a shelter in Sarasota.

Freshman Millie Glickman writes about how she's proud of the blanket recipient. She hopes the blankets show people how loved they are and they're not alone.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Millie Glickman writes about how she's proud of the blanket recipient. She hopes the blankets show people how loved they are and they're not alone.

Freshman Amy Kwakye-Amoah says participating in the project was cool because she was able to see life from a different perspective.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Amy Kwakye-Amoah says participating in the project was cool because she was able to see life from a different perspective.

Freshman Amy Kwakye-Amoah receives a blanket from Melinda Lloyd. The Out-of-Door Academy is donating 875 blankets to shelters in Sarasota.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Amy Kwakye-Amoah receives a blanket from Melinda Lloyd. The Out-of-Door Academy is donating 875 blankets to shelters in Sarasota.

Freshman Joseph Clarke thinks about what he's going to write in his letter. "It feels great because I know, especially in larger cities, people go unnoticed," Clarke says. "It feels good to help them."

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Joseph Clarke thinks about what he's going to write in his letter. "It feels great because I know, especially in larger cities, people go unnoticed," Clarke says. "It feels good to help them."

Freshman Annabelle Basler ties her note to a blanket. She wrote a letter reminding the recipient that other people care.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Annabelle Basler ties her note to a blanket. She wrote a letter reminding the recipient that other people care.

Freshman Christopher Nightingale hopes his letter makes the blanket recipient feel loved and gives the recipient hope that life will get better.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Christopher Nightingale hopes his letter makes the blanket recipient feel loved and gives the recipient hope that life will get better.

Freshmen Gavin Gargano, Alexa Rouen and Joseph Clarke show off their letters and blankets. ODA students in pre-K through 12th grade participated in the Blankets of Hope project.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshmen Gavin Gargano, Alexa Rouen and Joseph Clarke show off their letters and blankets. ODA students in pre-K through 12th grade participated in the Blankets of Hope project.

Freshman Carson Williams shares his letter before tying it to a blanket.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 |

Freshman Carson Williams shares his letter before tying it to a blanket.

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