Started by Maddie & Morgan Manning, the Bundle Up Club is a non-profit organization on a mission to make a difference in the world by providing hand-made blankets, hats, scarves, and other goods to those in need.
Maddie & Morgan want people to know they’re valuable; they want them to feel loved. They want the homeless, the needy, the less-fortunate, the forgotten to know they are worth the investment of their time and effort and work and thoughts and prayers.
It's a cold world outside - let's blanket them in His love.
Matthew 25:36
Thank you for your help and support!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Project Naachi'

Greetings, Bundle Up-ers!!

We're so excited to announce that our project for 2018 is now officially under way!!
As you know, we are making blankets for the kids who are in foster care in the Chickasaw Nation Child Welfare Service. We're calling this endeavor Project Naachi' (naachi' is the Chickasaw word for blanket).

Today, our contact at the Chickasaw Nation department of Child Welfare Services emailed us a list of the favorite characters, colors, etc. of the children. We so appreciate her help and diligence and compiling all of this information for us! We wanted to be sure that each child receives a blanket that is something he/she really likes so it will be a more personal, meaningful gift.

Now that we have that information, it's time to get to work, and as always, we need your help! We have 57 children to make blankets for, and we are in need of people willing to sponsor a child by purchasing the fleece for his/her blanket. We will also need help making the blankets.

So, if you are interested in helping support this cause, please reach out to us. We can give you the age of a little boy or girl and a list of the colors and types of things they like so that you can purchase fleece and make the blanket, or purchase the fleece and send it to us to make.

As a reminder, each blanket requires 4 yards of material (two 2-yard pieces).

Also, if you don't know how to make the blankets but are interested in learning, let us know and we will teach you. If you're beyond our neck of the woods, we can send you the link to a tutorial.

Thanks in advance for all of your help! We are so excited to be able to give to these kids. We want them to know they are thought of and loved!

Our deadline for Project Naachi' is Monday, April 30th. All blankets need to be turned in by this date so that we can sort and label them for distribution.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 Project and Chickasaw Nation TV

Hello All!

It's been quite a while since we had an update for you as we've been on an extended break, but we just wanted to quickly drop by and let you know what's going on with Maddie and Morgan and the Bundle Up Club.

We are happy to announce that we have chosen a new project for 2018 and it's one we're super excited about! We will be making blankets for children who are in Chickasaw Nation Foster Care system. We are grateful for the opportunity to let these children know we care and are thinking of them. As Chickasaw citizens, this project is very meaningful to us as we love to give to those who are in our own community. We are proud of our Chickasaw heritage and are thankful to be part of a tribe that provides so much for its people.

Like the project we completed for the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center at OU Medical, this will be a blanket only endeavor. We will be making about 65 blankets for kids ages 10 and under, and we will be making them more personalized (favorite colors, patterns, characters, etc.) for each child. For this reason, project costs will be a bit more than usual. Patterned fleece typically costs a great deal more than plain, and because we are individualizing each blanket, we will be unable to buy fleece in bulk like we normally do, which generally cuts our costs significantly.  We are currently working with a contact in the Chickasaw Nation Child Welfare Services Department who is gathering information about each child's preferences. When the information is compiled, she will then forward it on to us so that we can begin purchasing fleece.

As usual, we will need help making the blankets, but most especially, we will need financial support. Patterned fleece typically costs $10.95 per yard or more. Each blanket requires four yards of fleece, so as you can tell, this will be pretty expensive. BUT - it is so worth it!! We want each child to be able to have something that he/she loves and can take with them wherever they go. If you would like to help us make blankets, or if you would like to sponsor a child for $30, please let us know. We will also probably have other fundraisers to help, so stay tuned for announcements!

Another exciting opportunity that has presented itself is an upcoming interview with Chickasaw Nation TV. We will be interviewed next Thursday, and will be able to share with them what we do, why we do it, the projects we have completed so far, and what our plans for the future are. We'll keep you posted!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Final Update

Happy New Year!

We just wanted to update everyone on our Mama T's project total. The items are being stored with us until the shelter is ready to open, but we are happy to report that we have 155 hats, 100 scarves, 169 blankets, 150 pairs of gloves, and 150 pairs of socks to donate! WooHoo! Great, BIG thank you to everyone who helped us with this project in 2016.

The Bundle Up Club started in May of 2014. Since that time, we have donated 2,128 items to those in need!

736 hats
330 scarves
662 blankets
150 pairs of gloves
252 pairs of socks

We appreciate all the support and help we receive. We couldn't do it without you! We don't know for sure what our project will be for 2017, but as soon as we know, we'll update!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mama T's Project Update & Some BIG News!!

We've been busy, busy, busy getting everything taken care of as we close out this year's project to benefit Mama T's - a new homeless shelter opening in our community. We have lots to report! First of all, the blanket party we had on September 24th was a big success, and even though we didn't have the turn out we'd hoped for, we still got a lot accomplished. BIG thanks to everyone who came out and helped us make blankets for the shelter! Also, thank you to those who volunteered to take blankets home to make. Here are some pictures from the party:

A couple of weeks ago, we were notified that we are the recipients of a $1,000 grant! WooHoo!

We will be using this money to help purchase materials for our Mama T's project, as well as to fund next year's which will be for the elderly of our community.

And now for our biggest news of all! Drum roll please...

We met with Dania from Mama T's this week and showed her some of the items we have made/collected for the shelter. As there is a lack of clean, bug-free storage for the items, we have agreed to continue to store them until January, which is when they expect to open. The blankets we made will be used on the beds at the facility! We are so excited to be able to meet this need.

Our original plan was to donate 100 hats, blankets, scarves, pairs of gloves, and pairs of socks to Mama T's, and guess what? We did it!!!! But there's more we can do. In our meeting with Dania, she let us know that they have a need for baby/children's blankets and other items and asked if we would be willing to help more. Of course, we said YES! In addition to what we already have, we would like to make at least 50 baby/children's blankets. We'd also like to donate children's hats, gloves, and socks. That's where YOU come in!

When we receive our grant money, we will purchase fleece for 25 kids' blankets and other children's items to donate. We have already bought enough fleece to make 25 smaller blankets.


We need to have these blankets made and ready to donate in January. We would like to host another blanket party between now and then, but if you could help us before we can get that arranged, we would be forever grateful! We have a lot of work to do and a short time to do it in, but we couldn't say no to the precious children in need in our community. Contact us via email or our Facebook page if you'd like to help!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

AdaFest Update and a Blanket Party!

Big thanks to everyone who visited our booth at AdaFest! We had a great time meeting new people and telling them all about The Bundle Up Club, and we enjoyed visiting with faithful friends and supporters. It was really hot out there, but we were still able to sell quite a few baked goods. We also sold a few pieces of Morgan's artwork, as well as some of Maddie's crocheted items. In total, we raised roughly $300 to go toward finishing up our project for Mama T's.

Here are a few pictures from the day:

Special thanks to Charles and Becky Shinault for use of their real estate at Hot Shots Coffee House! Also, a BIG SHOUT out goes to those who sweated it out with us -- Nancy Prater, Rozanna Grove, Emily Ford, Brinley Blankenship, and Daizy Cuevas. We also appreciate Nancy, Rozanna, and Becky helping us with baking.

Our next big work day is right around the corner! We will be hosting a blanket-making party on Saturday, September 24th from 1-5 pm. This is a come and go event, but if you want to stay the whole time, we'll let you! We'll have snacks and drinks and a load of fun chatting, and learning to make blankets. We have a lot of blankets left to make to donate to Mama T's for their grand opening, and we need your help! This is a great way to join with others to serve those less fortunate in our own community. Community service letters will be available upon request.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

ADAFEST, Updates, & Opportunities


It's been a while since we updated the blog, so we wanted to share our latest news, updates, and opportunities with you.

As you know, our project for this year is one we're really excited about. We are making hats, scarves, and blankets to donate to a new homeless facility that will be opening in Ada this fall - Mama T's. In addition to providing them with at least 100 blankets, hats, and scarves for their grand opening, we also plan to donate a minimum of 100 pairs of socks and gloves. So far, we have 34 pairs of gloves, 20 hats, 25 scarves, and 96 blankets - of which approximately 75 are unmade.

We have a lot to do to reach our goal, but we know that with your help we can accomplish it! We need help making blankets, hats, scarves. We provide all the materials as well as instruction, so if you'd like to help, please contact us. Also, if you need community service hours, we can hook you up! Those who volunteer with The Bundle Up Club in any capacity can receive a letter to verify community service hours. We are currently planning a blanket making party for September, so stay tuned for details.

Big news!!! Our friends at Hot Shots Coffee House have graciously agreed to let us use their store front for AdaFest again this year!! This is a big event for us, and we are looking forward to raising funds for our current project. We will be selling our famous red velvet cupcakes and lemon cookie cups, a few pieces of pallet art painted by Morgan, some hat and scarf sets and a few owls crocheted by Maddie, BUC t-shirts, and hopefully a few other things. ALL PROCEEDS will go towards the cost of purchase and production of materials for Mama T's Homeless Shelter. We sure hope you'll make your plans to come see us for AdaFest on Saturday, August 27th from 10am-4pm!

Morgan will have similar pallet artwork for sale

Maddie will be selling crocheted hat/scarf sets and a few owls

Red velvet cupcakes and lemon cookie cups


Monday, February 1, 2016

Project Updates and Mama T's

It's been a while!

So, we'd like to update you on our final project for 2015 and let you know our plans for 2016. We're so excited, and can't wait to share with you!

Our last project of 2015 was for the OKC Metro House of Hope which is run by Vernon and Marilyn Carter. On November 21st we loaded a U-Haul trailer, and along with our youth group - The Wave from Abba's House Worship Center Church of God - delivered 110 blankets, 123 hats, 104 scarves, 3 ear warmers, and 102 pair of socks. We got there early in the morning, toured the facility, and helped serve breakfast to over 100 people. It was a cold day! We also passed out the hats, blankets, and scarves we made and also gave away socks we purchased to those who wanted them. In all, we handed out about half of the inventory we took there with us. Pastor Carter put the rest in storage to pass out as needed. Here are some pictures from the day:

And now for some super exciting news!! We are proud to announce that our first project for 2016 will be for Mama T's.

Mama T's is a new organization in Ada, OK. They are currently working on raising funds and remodeling a building that will be used as a shelter/center to provide both transitional housing and services for those who are homeless in our community. We're excited to have the opportunity to partner with this group to help others in need in our community.

The shelter is set to open Fall 2016, and our goal is to provide 100-150 hats, scarves, and blankets for their new facility. For more info about Mama T's, you can check out their story here:

or their Facebook page here:
We'll begin raising funds for this project soon, so be on the lookout for details about how you can help!