LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kindness Club at Ascension Catholic School prepared 144 blankets to be given to Louisville's homeless community.

The blankets will be handed out this weekend.

On each blanket, students attached a handwritten letter of encouragement. The club is made up of about 40 kindergarten and 8th graders who together raised $1,000 for the blankets.

The program is a part of a nationwide movement called "Blankets of Hope."

Ascension is one of over 200 schools across 39 states participating in the movement to spread kindness.

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