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!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Numbers and Other Goings On

Since our last progress report, we have made/received an additional 13 blankets, 2 hats, and 5 scarves, which brings our totals to 44 blankets, 60 hats, and 47 scarves. We also have items currently being made that are not included in these numbers!

Our t-shirt fundraiser went better than expected. We ended up selling about 50 and were able to raise $200. Thanks to all who bought one!

School starts three weeks from today. Although we may not get as much accomplished once we return because of busier schedules, we will continue to work. It is our plan to make as many items as possible before we leave for Kentucky, and we are still expecting to reach our goal of 100 of each item. And speaking of Kentucky, our friend and Bundle Up partner has given us some exciting news: during our visit, we will be interviewed by a local newspaper and a Christian radio station!

We are thrilled about all the opportunity God has given us and the help He has provided. It's because of Him that we've been able to accomplish what we have so far. It is such a blessing and privilege to be able to give to others!

Thanks again for all of your help and support!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fundraising Results and Other Excitement

Saturday was our big shaved ice fundraiser at Hot Shots Coffee House. It was a hot day, and although we didn't have the turnout we'd hoped for, we did have several people cool off for a cause. Some who didn't even purchase shaved ice drinks donated, which helped us make a profit of $200! WOOHOO!!

We've also received orders for about 50 t-shirts. This will give us approximately another $200 profit, so we're really excited! For those of you who have ordered, they will be ready next week so stay tuned!
We found a fabulous sale at Hancock's Fabrics today, and were able to order enough fleece for 23 more blankets, and enough yarn for 4 more hats and 5 more scarves! When all of the t-shirt money comes in, we plan on making another similar purchase. Pray for sales to continue!
Our current count of items is 31 blankets, 59 hats, and 43 scarves. This only includes what we actually have at home and does not count any items currently being made by others, so those numbers are probably a little higher.
We have also had new volunteers join our team. Six more people have agreed to learn to loom and/or help us make blankets!
We are excited about how our little operation has grown and are so thankful God has given us this opportunity to be able to help others. Since we have 3 months left and now have more help and funds, we have decided to change our goal from 50 of each item to 100 of each item.
If you're interested in donating, check out our gofundme page at

Thank you all so much for your support and help. We appreciate you!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Big News and Some Updates

It's been a big week for us here at the Bundle Up Club! We received the following donations from gracious friends, and also we also got a few monetary donations which will really help us out with the purchase of our most-needed item: fleece.

This is what our stash looks like so far. We have a giant bag filled with hats and scarves and a stack of about 20 blankets. Here at the Manning house, we made 4 blankets, 3 hats, and started working on another scarf this week.
Now for our big news--drumroll...we have ordered t-shirts! Here's the color (shirts only available in blue) and what our logo looks like on a shirt. $10 each, sizes S, M, L, XL, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk. Message us with your size here or on Facebook if you'd like one. **For our friends out of state - we will mail, but will charge an extra dollar for shipping** They will be ready in a couple of weeks. When they come in we'll set up arrangements for pick-up/delivery.

Also, we're having a fundraiser next Saturday, July 12th at Hot Shots Coffee House. The Bundle Up Club will receive proceeds from the sale of all shaved ice drinks, so come down and join us to Cool Off for a Cause from 11-4. Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Why Hand-Made?

We have received mixed reviews about our mission to provide only hand-made goods. We understand that many would say, "Well, you guys are working for charity, so you should take anything you can get." But we don't feel that way. So today, we'd like to explain why we have chosen to give only hand-made hats, scarves, and blankets.

Why hand-made?

Morgan ~ It's better quality. I want to give something better than just some left-overs or something that can be bought in a store. These hats and scarves and blankets take a lot of time and hard work.

Maddie ~ We want people to feel loved and to know that there are others who care about them. Store-bought items are made by a machine. Our stuff is quality--it takes time and effort to make. Someone can get one of our items and know it was made just for them.

Deidra ~ I want those who are homeless or needy--those who may feel forgotten, lonely, down-trodden, misunderstood, judged, unlovable or unloved-- to know there are people who care about them, people who are willing to lend a helping hand in their time of need, people who haven't forgotten what it's like to need grace and hope. There, except for the grace of God, go I--that's my motivation. There have been many times I've needed help, and I just want to offer what's been freely given to me. I don't want to give left-overs, seconds, hand-me-downs or gently used items, even if they are in great shape. Why? Because Jesus didn't give me left-overs, hand-me-downs, or gently-used. He gave me His best; He gave me His all. He put time and effort and hard work into my salvation. He doesn't give me scraps. He doesn't give me something someone else has already used. He gives me brand new. He gives me something that is all my own, and that's what I want to give to others.

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ - Matthew 25: 34-40 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Today we took a shopping trip to Norman, OK. With the funds we received from David Delgado's CD release concert in Ardmore,
we were able to purchase enough fleece to make 10 more blankets and enough yarn to make 2 hats and 2 scarves. Our friend Rozanna went with us. We had a great time! 

So far, we have 38 scarves, 26 hats, and 17 blankets! These numbers only include what we actually have. Others are joining our cause and have pledged to make more.
Last week we taught some friends how to use the knitting loom,
 and we received pictures of items being made by sweet friends in Virginia and California.

We also got a picture of the very first quilt that has been completed for The Bundle Up 
We are up to 200 likes on our Facebook page now! If you haven't liked our page yet, please do so and then share and help us spread the word. You can find it here:  The Bundle Up Club

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, whether through giving monetarily, donating supplies, making items, or prayer support. We can't do this without you!!  Also, we'd like to give a special thanks to David Delgado for allowing us to set up a table at his recent concert, to Stephanie Tate for designing our logo, to Stacey Daze for donating items from her Etsy store, and to all the countless others who have already given to our cause. We'd also like to thank Kristin Bridgman for the opportunity to partner with her homeless ministry in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

We are so excited about all that God is doing, and we can't wait to see what's in store. Stay tuned for updates -- we have an upcoming fundraiser and will be taking orders for t-shirts soon.