Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: May 16, 2018
Harborfields Central School District
During the second week of May, students at Oldfield Middle School in the Harborfields Central School District gave back to the community by giving up portions of their homerooms and recesses to create fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus—an organization that gives homemade blankets to children in need. Students have already assembled more than 50 blankets.
Librarian Judy Boshnack applied for and was awarded a grant through the Harborfields Alumni and Community Educational Foundation (HACEF), and purchased fleece blanket kits to donate to those in need. After the blankets were prepped by Mrs. Boshnack and the rest of the library staff, students gathered around tables and knotted the sides of each fleece, making thick and cozy creations ready for those who needed them.
In addition, students, staff, and local community members have created crochet squares to be connected to make additional blankets to be donated.
“It’s a beautiful way to give back to the community,” said Mrs. Boshnack, “and it teaches our students that simple acts of kindness can truly make a difference, and help others.”
- Oldfield Middle School students Hanna, Journey and Aryana worked together to assemble fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus.
- OMS Students Tasmin and Brendan were proud of their creation, and hoped it would make a child in need smile.
- Students at Oldfield Middle School gave back to the community by giving up portions of their homerooms and recesses to create fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus during the second week of May.
Photos courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District