“The students at Brooks Middle School wanted a way to give back to their community, so their teacher came up with the idea to teach everyone to create fleece blankets.
It is all hands on deck making these blankets, but when they’re done. They’ll have made around thirty blankets to donate.
“I feel like it’s important to make these blankets because you see homeless people in the streets in the winter and if you were in that place you would want people to make blankets for you too, wouldn’t you?I think it’s just very important that we make these,” said Sadiah Corona, an AVID student from Brooks Middle School.
The students asked the school and the Greenwood community for fleece donations and the community didn’t hesitate to make it happen.
Each blanket they’re making is 6 feet long and the students cut, tie, and create these blankets.
Just in time for winter weather, the blankets will be donated to Mission Agape and even some of their own friends in the community.
“They wanted to come up with something that was going to impact their community and so we brainstormed as a class both 7th and 8th grade. I have 8th graders next period, and we just decided that everybody needs a warm blanket that they can feel comfortable and safe in,” said Laci Box, a teacher from Brooks Middle School.
There are thirty-six students in her 7th and 8th grade AVID class making the blankets….”