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Milford woman creates foundation for the homeless

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

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Lt. Ed Huey and Sgt. Robbie Masten stand with Paige Frey as she donates backpacks with supplies for the homeless

Paige Frey and her mother, Lillian, delivered backpacks to the Milford Police Department that will be provided to Milford’s homeless population. Paige, who has created Paige’s Kindness Project as a way to give back to the community, just decided she wanted to do something to help others.

“I noticed that when I go places, I would see people walking around,” Paige said. “I would see homeless people and I was like, “what can I do for my community?” So, I began volunteering for Milford Advocacy for the Homeless, serving breakfast and lunch for them. Then, I just started doing random acts of kindness around the community, like dropping things off to sick people. I have been making baskets for people.”

In order to raise funds for her project, Paige will be holding a fund raiser on August 21 from 10 AM until 5 PM at It’s All Country, located at 12600 Sussex Highway in Greenwood. Raffle tickets cost $3 for five or seven for $10. Place the tickets in the container by the prize you hope to win. There will be craft vendors there and three drawing prizes, including a 5-foot-tall lighthouse valued at $239. Tickets may be ordered through Paige’s Kindness Project Facebook page by sending a private message. She is also accepting donations of supplies for the backpacks.

“We are getting ready to put donation boxes out at local businesses,” Lillian said. “We are looking for businesses who are willing to allow that. We have one that will be placed at Verizon Wireless in the next few days thanks to Lt. [Ed] Huey. Paige is already worrying because the cold months are coming, and winter is very hard on the homeless. I think October 1 is when she would like to have another round of backpacks filled and brought in here.”

“A special thank you to Paige’s Kindness Project for their generous donation of supplies for our area homeless,” Milford Police Department posted on their Facebook page. “Today, Paige delivered a wide variety of supplies in backpacks that we can hand out to our citizens in need.”

Donations can be made via CashApp and Venmo, according to Lillian and Paige.

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