West Muskingum 7th and 8th grade students are becoming "Blanketeers" by donating quilts they are making in their Cultural Arts class to a nationwide non-profit organization called, Project Linus. The mission of Project Linus is to give kids a security blanket in hopes of providing them a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized.
"I think this is great because they can cherish this the rest of their life and keep it for a long time and they have something to cover up with when they're in the hospital when they're getting ready for medical stuff," said West Muskingum Middle School student and "Blanketeer," Caul Smith.
Cultural Arts teacher, Ashley Lamp came up with the idea to donate the quilts made in her class, along with the help of Power House, a local non-profit organization that gives kids activities to do outside of school. Students were required to have permission slips to learn how to use a sewing machine, and over 13 quilts will be donated to local kids in need.
"This project alone i've seen so many things come out of these two classes that I have not seen this whole year and they've really, really enjoyed the whole experience. I can't even tell you how proud I am of them for what they have done," said West Muskingum Middle School teacher, Ashley Lamb.
If you're interested in making a quilt to donate to Project Linus, you can learn more at www.projectlinus.org.