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13-year-old aims to change world with Blessing Bags

Molly has been making the bags since she was 11 years old. (Photo source: WLOX News) Molly has been making the bags since she was 11 years old. (Photo source: WLOX News)
SAUCIER, MS (WLOX) -

Helping people is a special task for 13-year-old Molly Broadhead.

Molly has been making care packages for the homeless - known as Blessing Bags - since she was 11 years old. The bags contain items such as soap, and non-perishable foods. 

"It started with just her using her allowance to buy these things," said Molly's mother, Amanda Barnett. "Then she expanded it bring it to the church and asking for donations, and she's gotten tons of donations from there." 

Though Molly has been giving out blessing bags for a little more than two years, it all started when she met a lady who was down on her luck.

"I was at a gas station and I was about to go back in and get a snack, and outside there was a lady. She was sitting down with no socks," said Broadhead. 

The lady wasn't just sock-less, but she was homeless as well. That's what sparked the teen's interest in helping people. 

"After I had walked inside and bought my snack, my mother was about to pull out and I said wait mom, and I went in and handed the rest of my money that I hadn't spent to her," Molly said. "And when I got back in the car, she [hand gestured] the word's thank you," said Broadhead. 

Since then, Molly has acquired the help of church members and others living in the Saucier community.

"I've been praying about it, and it's been growing and growing. We've all been donating and helping them make the bags," said Stable Church member and volunteer, Linda Hupp. 

The teen, who is always accepting donations for the bags, is happy to be walking in her purpose. 

"It makes me happy to know that this is what god wants me to do," said Broadhead. 

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