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Student Raises Funds for Mask Making Project, Donates Leftover Money to The New Love Center

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JERSEY SHORE — In a short presentation, Central Mountain Senior, Carolina Carpenetti, donated $2,231 to The New Love Center on Thursday afternoon at the food pantry location at St. John Lutheran Church on Broad Street.

Through her project, “Sew to Slow,” she made over 1,000 masks to give out to the community. She decided that she wanted to fundraise for sewing supplies to ensure that the masks given to locals were absolutely free.

“I just saw that there was a real need in the community for masks,” Carpenetti said. “People were very generous.”

After raising $5,000 through her gofundme fundraiser and getting the supplies she needed to continue making masks, she decided to donate the rest of the funds to The New Love Center.

“I know this organization (The New Love Center) helps a lot of people,” she continued. “People here struggle with food insecurity. I thought it would be a good organization to donate to.”

Dave Winkleman, vice president of the board of directors, alongside many Center volunteers reached out to thank Carpenetti for her generous efforts.