In February, Saint Nicholas School’s fifth Grade class made blankets to donate to Project Linus, an organization that supplies blankets to children in need; seriously ill or traumatized in some way. Each student tied fringe knots along the sides of several blankets, while saying a prayer as they tied each knot. “I am happy I am making blankets to keep kids warm and comfortable,” one fifth grader said after prayer. In order to make the blankets, each student contributed $2.50 over the course of five months to cover the fabric cost.
After nearly 10 blankets were made of all different sizes and patterns, the blankets were then given to local children at CASA, CPS, Ronald McDonald House, Social Services Centers, Family Shelters, and local hospitals, including EL Camino, Kaiser, Good Samaritan, and O’Connor. Saint Nicholas is extremely proud of our fifth grade class for inspiring us to help others through prayer and comfort. Through their contribution and power of prayer, other classes are now encouraged to contribute to Project Linus!