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Junior High Sewing Students Give Back to Community

Apr 14, 2014 10:33AM ● By Steven Jack

Photo provided by District 308

As part of the community service unit in Family Consumer Science II at Bednarcik Junior High, students completed a “sewing for charity” project. 

This year, students in Laura Nemetz’s class created blankets for the pediatric emergency unit at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. The students were able to provide nearly 20 blankets for the hospital. Over the years, students have provided many different homemade projects for local as well as world-wide organizations. 

Last year students made walker caddies and wheelchair caddies for the Tillers nursing home in Oswego. Two years ago they completed over 50 little sun dresses and pants that were taken by a Naperville church youth group to Haiti to be distributed to children in earthquake ravaged areas.

Rush Copley had also received fabric tote bags made for the pediatric patients. The bags were filled with crayons, coloring books, little toys, and books; things to bring smiles to those in need. The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) received patchwork quilted preemie blankets several years back.

The program tries to find different groups each year to help with various projects using the students’ newly acquired simple sewing skills. 

Provided by District 308