Number of Participants: 22
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $744
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: January 4, 2023
Forest Lake Elementary School
Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh
A sewing and weaving unit in art classes at Forest Lake Elementary School in the Wantagh School District not only gave fifth graders some new skills, it also allowed them to give back to the community.
Led by teacher Laura Capozzi, students worked in small groups and made seven no-sew blankets that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The blankets, which were made by tying pieces of fabric together, will be part of welcome packages for families. The materials were donated by Forest Lake parents.
As part of the unit, students learned about notable quilt artists. To celebrate their charitable endeavor, fifth graders made a “Day of Giving 2022” quilt, with each student contributing a square.
1: Forest Lake Elementary School fifth graders, from left, Emma Bianculli, Rosalie Della Croce and Emma Jaramillo showed off their Day of Giving quilt in which each student in the class made a square.
2: Amalia Smith and Jacob Heit showcased the no-sew blankets that fifth graders made for the Ronald McDonald House.
Photos courtesy of the Wantagh School District