Girls Soccer Program Comes Together for Ruth’s House

December 15, 2016

Members of Center of Excellence band together to make blankets for local nonprofit during holiday season.

Members of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Girls Soccer Center of Excellence joined together this holiday season to create and distribute blankets for Ruth’s House, a Faribault-based nonprofit organization that serves as a shelter for local women and children in need.

Morgan Friday ’17 learned of the need for blankets, especially for children, while volunteering at home during Thanksgiving break. From there, members of the program across teams and age-levels pitched in to pick out materials, cut and stitch the blankets, and prepare them for delivery to Ruth’s House. The overall goal for the program was to deliver a total of 30 blankets to the shelter.

In addition to giving back this holiday season, the cause also helped members of the program bond with one another throughout the process.

“This kind of activity brings us together as a team, across age groups and competition levels.” Friday said. 

About Ruth’s House: Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Faribault, Minnesota in 2003. Ruth’s House manages a nine-unit transitional shelter, along with ten off-site permanent housing units, for women and children in transition. Ruth’s House provides affordable housing in a safe, supportive, and healing environment to help women and families on their way to a new beginning.

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