The Ancilla College Women's Volleyball Team and the Sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ once again took part in their annual spring intergenerational blanket making service project for newborns at the hospital. Kelly Redinger played a major role in supplying the fabric for the blankets.
"This is our 4th year making blankets together," Redinger said. "I am very blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to get to know the sisters and volleyball team while helping our community."
Many of the Sisters have participated in the service project for several years and for some it was their first.
"We, Sisters, had a most enjoyable and enriching evening with the wonderful young women of Ancilla's Volleyball team," Sister Marlene Ann stated. "From the animated conversations that took place while fingers busily knotted the colorful baby blankets, it became clear just how motivated these women are to succeed scholastically as well as athletically. They readily shared their educational hopes and career goals with us. As the 'seniors' of the gathering, we clearly appreciated the enthusiasm and energy that the women brought to the evening and the chance to further develop this intergenerational relationship."
"I was once again tickled to be involved with the intergenerational service activity that the Ancilla Volleyball team, the Sisters, and Kelly Redinger from Delta Theta Tau teamed up on," said Lana Singleton, former Head Volleyball Coach. "This annual event is a great opportunity for service and strengthening of intergenerational bonds. I am so excited that Jordan Weitzell, new Ancilla Head Women's Volleyball Coach, wishes to carry on this tradition."