CCW at Notre Dame learns about ‘Bags of Love’

The Council of Catholic Women of Notre Dame Parish in Greeneville held its Feb. 16 meeting in the parish hall.

The council hosted Susan Schnell, director of the Northeast Tennessee chapter of “Bags of Love.” Ms. Schnell explained that the purpose of the organization is to provide support to children who face crisis in their lives. Often it includes neglect because of drug abuse or other forms of abuse and ultimately ends in removing the children from this situation, leaving them with nothing of their own. They lose not only their home and parents but also any personal belongings.

Members of the organization put together “bags of love” containing a soft throw blanket or handmade quilt, a stuffed animal, two age-appropriate toys, and personal-care items that meet their immediate needs. Ages of children helped can range from an infant to a teenager.

CCW members donated items for the bags.