Crafting Blankets for Children’s Hospital

Crafting Blankets for Children’s Hospital photo

Nassakeag Elementary School’s student council used its creativity and compassion to create 20 blankets for Stony Brook Children’s University Center this winter.

During several council meetings, members worked on making the blankets from fleece. They cut and knotted the ends to create fringe and a few members sewed the edge. Many worked in small groups and created more than one blanket per group.  

The completed blankets were delivered to the Child Life administrators in Stony Brook Hospital’s main lobby this March. Students attending the drop-off learned how the blankets would go to children who were ill and in need of a little extra comfort.  

“It made the members feel proud that their one small act of kindness could bring a smile and comfort to someone, possibly their age, who was undergoing medical treatment,” said teacher Judy Larsen. “Our student council is looking into what we can possibly make for the unit next year.”