I had the distinct privilege today to make blankets with our 8th graders as their service project. They are doing a few projects, but this is their big one. They were able to choose and they chose to make fleece blankets for a shelter in Portland that serves adults 15 - 23 as they start a fresh life, learn how to interview, get off the streets.
At this age, they understand the importance of someone having faith in you and your future. They understand the importance of a warm blanket made with love. We did so well with our coupons at JoAnn Fabrics it kept it in our budget to make 30 XL double thick blankets to donate.