Black Bear 4-H and Outreach Program join forces

Brenna Foy and Maureen Hinsz cut fabric for a project with The Outreach Program. Submitted Photo

The Outreach Program, previously known as Kids Against Hunger, asked the Black Bear 4-H club to make pillowcase dresses and shorts for children in Haiti. In the past, the club has worked with this organization to raise funds for their program.

Shawn Hansen, director of The Outreach Program, talked with 4-H youth about the need for clothing in Haiti.

"The kids in orphanages have little to no clothing," she said.

She also explained how food packed at the Outreach Program facility and the clothing made by the club would be shipped to Haiti.

Eleven 4-H youth and three adults from the club worked for four hours on the project Monday, Jan. 20.


Ava Capelle, president and leader of the club said, "It made me feel great to help children in need."

This is an ongoing service learning club project. The club will meet again for group sewing and members are working individually at home. Others can help by donating fabric or good, used pillowcases. Contact Cindy Terwilliger at 218-963-0309 or Shawn Hansen at The Outreach Program.

Black Bear 4-H helped The Outreach Program to make dresses and shorts for children in Haiti. PIctured are Bennet Capelle (back row, left) Andy Hinsz, Ben Hinsz, Braden Capelle, Brenna Foy (middle row, left) Maureen Hinsz, Blake Foy, Tori Dullum, Ava Capelle, Luci Viehauser (front row, left) and Evie Hinsz. Submitted Photo

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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