Around this time last year, Miranda Brunn, a 12-year-old from Oak Hill, decided to start her very own nonprofit organization with help from her mother, Colette Brunn.
Miranda's organization, "Throws of Love," successfully provided 73 lap throws to residents of the Covington Manor nursing home last Christmas.
Miranda has decided to expand her goal this Christmas and make lap throws for two nursing homes, as well as a veteran's home. This year, however, donations are not coming as easily as Miranda and her mother had hoped.
"We went to Walmart, Kroger, PetSmart, and out of all the places we tried to go, only Lowe's would let us come take donations," Colette said.
Miranda's goal is to have the throws, that she will make, done by Dec. 1. If she reaches her goal, she will make 450 throws total. Aside from the cost of the throws, Miranda needs funds to wrap them and include a Christmas card with each gift. Miranda and Colette then hand deliver each throw individually.
According to Colette, they currently only have enough money to make and package about 10 throws. "We need sponsors and people to really support us so we can provide for the elderly," she said.
Miranda is very passionate about her organization. She even asked for lap throws on her birthday, which was Sept. 26.
Throws of Love has a Facebook page which shows all of Miranda's activities, pictures of the throws and more information on the organization.
If any businesses would like to let Miranda set up outside of their location, or if any businesses or individuals would like to donate to her cause, she can be reached by calling Colette Brunn at (770) 384-7797.