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L-W East, L-W North Students Make Blankets for Project Linus

Students are sending 16 patchwork quilts to the Joliet Chapter of Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that distributes handmade blankets to children in need of a little love.

Students at and high schools are sending blankets of love, warmth and comfort to seriously ill and traumatized children throughout the area.

The students, who are enrolled in Molly DeCarlo’s Introduction to Clothing I class at Lincoln-Way East, spent the last two months making baby blankets for Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that distributes handmade blankets to children in need of a little love or a sense of security, warmth and comfort.

This week, they plan to send 16 patchwork blankets to the Joliet Chapter of Project Linus, which will then distribute them to local hospitals, Easter Seals and police departments.

Students said they had fun making the blankets and enjoyed thinking about the children who are going to receive them.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Lincoln-Way East senior Brigitte Waldier, who chose pastel colored fabrics for her quilt.  “We get to practice what we’re learning in class and give what we do to someone who will appreciate it.”

“It’s not only fun for us to make the quilts, but it’s going to a good cause,” added sophomore Ashley Wright. “It makes it even more exciting.”

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