The project, the brainchild of Lion Vicki Mahr from the Roaring Run Lions Club, was held for the first time in January 2018. Because of the success of the 2018 project, Lion Mahr decided to expand the project to the remainder of the Lions clubs and the Leo clubs in Carroll County. There were more than 130 participants at the Eldersburg library who completed 886 projects, including making Linus blankets, kindness rocks, hospital busy boxes, fleece scarves for the homeless, bags of items for patients undergoing chemotherapy, Socks of Love for the homeless, appreciation bags for the library staff, police departments and fire departments; birthday, get well and Valentine's Day cards for the sick, for veterans and for patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center; sorting and cleaning eyeglasses; collecting food donations and cleaning the library's toy supplies. At the various libraries, there were 58 projects including those listed at the Eldersburg library as well as the making of mats for the homeless, and dog toys. In all, 3,552 individual items were completed, 559 food items were collected, and hundreds of eyeglasses were collected, sorted and cleaned at the event. The FSK Leo Club collected 100 gallon-sized bags of shoes for its Nike Grind project as well as eight large bags of clothing.