From Bags to Blankets

12-year-old Alyssa has taken up a unique hobby that combines her passions of crafting and giving back. The Welsh tween repurposes used chip bags to make blankets that she distributes to people experiencing homelessness. Alyssa cleans the bags, flattens them, uses an iron to fuse them together, and seals them with a plastic coating. The blankets look similar to those given to runners at the end of a long race. Heat reflects off the silvery chip bags to keep people warm and protected from the elements. So far, Alyssa has reused over 10,000 chip bags and made over 200 blankets. All the blankets have been donated to organizations in Wales that provide aid to people experiencing homelessness. Keep up the good work, Alyssa!

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