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Tulsa woman makes blankets for the homeless

Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-23 18:23:44-05

A Tulsa woman is spending her time making blankets for the homeless community, but these are more than just blankets and pillows to Reshele Jackson. 

During the next few days she'll be giving out these gifts along with hope to homeless people in Tulsa.

For the past six months Jackson has made dozens of personalized blankets, pillows, and other crafts to those in need.

Now as Christmas approaches, she's on a mission to bless as many people as possible.

The mother tells Two Works For You why these gifts are so close to her heart and what she wants her 13-year-old son to learn about giving to others.

"People lose their jobs and people get sick, and I was one of those people who could've been homeless and so really I said I've got to go to bat for them, and just teaching my son the value of giving, and we'd rather be givers than receivers," said Jackson.

Jackson goes to fabric stores nearly every day to buy the supplies. It takes her about 45 minutes to make the blankets which she likes to hand out in crafted baskets.

She also plans to hand out envelopes filled with cash to the homeless community.

She says you never know what someone is going through so anything you can give will mean the world to them.

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