Crown Point, November 2017: Madisyn Wimple, a young girl who just turned 9 on October 30, decided to collect donations for St. Jude House rather than receive birthday gifts of her own for the third year running.
Madisyn has been collecting these donations in lieu of birthday gifts since her 7th birthday, on which she took donations only from her party guests. Then, when she turned 8, she expanded the project to her entire subdivision. This year, she wanted the whole community to participate, and reached out to local schools, businesses, friends, and family members for support.
Madisyn calls this yearly act of charity her “Spread the Love Project”, and wants to show others that you are never too young to impact the community and change lives for the better. Thus far, each year the project has grown larger and gained increasing support from the community.
St. Jude House is amazed by the generosity and initiative of this young girl. Madisyn is truly an inspiration for people of all ages, and is a fantastic example of the great impact a little bit of giving can make.
St. Jude House, located in Crown Point, IN, pursues a vision where all engage in healthy relationships characterized by the mutual sharing of resources and responsibility. St. Jude House is a catalyst in Northwest Indiana for the prevention, education and awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse, providing quality, compassionate and effective services to those impacted by abuse.