Holli Morgan of Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a little girl with a huge heart. The 11-year-old is always thinking of others, especially those most in need. That’s why after COVID-19 began, she used her sewing skills to help protect as many people as she can.
When hospitals started facing a mask shortage, Holli decided to take action. COVID-19 had shut down her sewing class, but she could still practice and make a difference. So, armed with a sewing machine and fabric, she set out on a mission to create masks for health care workers. Back then, her goal was to sew at least 250 masks. But she set her sights even higher after shifting her focus to another equally worthy group of people.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, some cities have ordered that masks be worn in public. But some people, namely those without homes, don’t have access to them. So, Holli started helping her homeless neighbors as well.
Now Holli hopes to make 1,200 masks for the homeless community in Atlanta, and she’s already close to halfway there! Her mom, April McMillian, couldn’t be more proud. Neither could her pastor, Dr. Kerwin Lee, who is handing out the masks for her.
“She’s a little girl who wanted to be part of something big. None of us really knew how big it would go,” April said. “It’s her own initiative,” Kerwin added. “It wasn’t something that someone planted in her. She saw there was a need, and knew she was gifted to do this. She took it on herself to be a blessing to others.”