Blankets for Kids
Each year the Interact club makes blankets for different organizations that help with kids. The Interact club gets all the volunteers together and makes tie blankets. “The tie blankets are a relatively easy craft that warms the hearts of the children we donate them to,” said member, Casey Stevens. Casey and her mom have been the leaders of this club putting many hours in. The club is a community service based group, that does all types of service in order to help others.
The tradition of the creating blankets came from the woodland alumni, Rachel Conti. As a senior in the interact club they have to come up with a new community service idea for the club to do. Rachel’s original idea was to make and bring the blankets to the Ronald McDonald house. The Interact club continues to make the blankets each year but changes the location and organization at which they are donated to. Giving other children in different situations a chance for a moment of happiness.
This event has turned into one of the bigger community service activities they do, drawing in other students who are not normally involved in the club to help.
Stevens said, “Giving the kids the blankets puts the biggest smile on [our] face.”