One college student is helping others get ready for the school year one donation box at a time.
College student Monica Robinson has put in hours of work to create her "Blessings in a Box" project.
She has donated both her time and money to help other students get ready for the semester. Robinson says she started the project after a college student at her church could not afford the school supplies she needed.
"We're becoming adults and we're learning how to live on our own, but we're really struggling. Now, you're the one who's doing the thinking and saying, 'I need this and I never even knew I needed this,'” says Robinson.
She has created 50 baskets full of school supplies college students may need.
"They’ve got ramen noodles, Comet bleach cleaner, Glad spray,” says Robinson as she shows off the basket.
The Central High School graduate says the internet helped her make it all happen. She says people donated about $300 through PayPal to help with the project. The rest came out of her own pocket.
"I didn't mind spending my money, because when you're doing something like this, you don't think about stuff like that. This is something I'm fully invested in, so money's not an issue for me,” says Robinson.
But she says the project is about much more than just the care packages.
"Not only do I want to give out packages, I want to build a bond with these people who say, 'Hey, I'm in need. I really want to build that connection with the city of Macon. We just need something positive,” says Robinson.
It's a "blessing" she says she hopes will remind students that they are not alone. Robinson will be giving out the care packages for college students this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Luke Baptist Church on Haywood Road in Bibb County.