Students at Oldfield Middle School in Greenlawn recently gave up portions of their home room and recess times in order to contribute to a local cause.
The students have created fleece blankets that were donated to Project Linus, a national 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, and purchased fleece blanket kits to donate to those in need.
After the blankets were prepped by 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.
Students, staff, and local community members have also created crochet squares to be connected to make additional blankets to be donated.
“It’s a beautiful way to give back to the community,” Boshnack said. “And it teaches our students that simple acts of kindness can truly make a difference, and help others.”