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Cathy Dyson writes about King George County. You can email her at cdyson@freelancestar.com.

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KGHS senior helps newborn babies

What started as a school project for Destiny LeVere has turned into a quest to help newborn babies.

The King George High School senior also attends the Commonwealth Governor’s School in Stafford and had to do a culminating project this year. Destiny chose the broad topic of crocheting and has learned to make baby blankets.

Between mastering the crochet hook and learning various stitches, Destiny discovered a nonprofit organization called Newborns In Need. She’s made it her goal to donate blankets and other baby items to the organization’s Tidewater Chapter of Virginia.

“I am really impressed with this organization and I have become an advocate of the work done and provided over the years,” she said. “I feel as though I can help make a difference in their lives, and blankets may just be a start.”

Destiny, who’s also an officer with the school’s National Honor Society, collected donations of baby materials on May 19 during the county’s Relay for Life. She is still taking donations and directing people to her website, called Help Our Babies, which gives instructions on how to help.

“Together we can make an even bigger difference,” she said.

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