Pierce Downer makes blankets to comfort critically-ill children

In March, the Pierce Downer Student Council led a Project Linus service project to help critically-ill children.

“Project Linus is an organization that collects blankets for sick children in order to provide a sense of security that only a blanket can give,” said Lauren Minardi, Pierce Downer sixth grade teacher and Student Council co-sponsor. “We collected fleece in order to make fleece tie blankets to donate to this organization. It takes two pieces of 2.5 yards of fleece to make these blankets.”

Pierce Downer families donated the fleece during the first two weeks of March, and on March 20, families gathered after school to assemble the blankets.

In total, the families created 15 warm and cuddly blankets! These blankets are certain to be well-loved by the children Project Linus serves. Thank you, Pierce Downer!

Photos shared by the Pierce Downer Student Council