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Mom Keeps Babies Warm With #100BlanketsOfLove

What started out as a project for a few of her daughter's friends has grown into a social-media movement for Shauna Groenewold.

The mom and webmaster for the Department of Education in Lincoln, Neb., began making baby blankets eight years ago for girls who also happened to be pregnant high schoolers. Because the girls' experience was "scary and hard" and because they hadn't received any handmade gifts, according to Today.com, Groenewold took it upon herself to change that.

But Groenewold didn't stop there—and that's how #100BlanketsOfLove got its start.

She has since made 70 blankets for family, friends, co-workers and people she has met via social media, according to the site.

"A lot of times, people are just seriously shocked," Groenewold tells Today. "It's a very small gesture, but it took time and it's handmade, so it's kind of a big deal."

She reveals that each blanket takes about four hours to make and that she often finds herself working on a few in the car while on a road trip with her husband.

And although the original goal was to make 100 blankets, Groenewold says she's not stopping there.

"When you do something nice for somebody, what you get back is way better than what you do," she tells the site. "That's probably what keeps me looking for ways to do things."

Image via Twitter/shauna_shines

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