Blankets and More
Posted by: Martha on Jul 3, 2011
What issue did your Take Action project address?
CCMC needs blankets of all sizes to distribute as comfort items to kids staying at the hospital or those receiving outpatient treatment on a regular basis. Also, we were told that while many toys are donated, the hospital doesn't receive enough craft supplies and activity kits to occupy the children during or in-between treatments.
What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
Together, the girls made no-sew fleece blankets and cards to accompany them; they also shopped for and purchased activities for the kids at CCMC and then delivered everything. All supplies were paid for with money which the girls worked hard to earn.
The troop was advised by CCMC Foundation representatives as to needs and guidelines. In order to complete some very preliminary steps of fleece preparation, the girls were helped by their families. Most steps of the project were completed by the girls working very closely in concert with one another.
What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The girls made 20 no-sew fleece blankets and cards and donated $100 worth of activities they'd purchased together to CCMC. The response from the CCMC Foundation representatives was extremely positive; they were very grateful and they were certain that many children and their families would be too.
What did you learn from the experience?
The girls learned a lot about teamwork. They also learned about hard work and perseverance and what it takes to implement a large project and see it through from start to finish.