East First-Graders Make Blankets for Project Linus
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
Ninteen first graders from East Elementary School answered this question by making blankets.
Mrs. Paquin and Ms. DeVore's first grade class wanted to help other people.
After learning about King's mission to create a world filled with love and equality for all, the students helped make fleece blankets for Project Linus. According to the organization’s website, www.projectlinus.org, Project Linus collects handmade blankets from across the nation "for
children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need." Project Linus gets its name from Charles Schultz's famous Linus character, who always carried a blue blanket.
The first graders made cards and three blankets to donate to the local Norfolk County chapter of Project Linus. According to the Norfolk County Project Linus representative, the blankets donated through Norfolk County go to children at Norwood Hospital and local shelters.