No Sew Fleece Blankets

  • Location
    McLean, Virginia
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The Problem

In honor of Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, The Brooksfield School, a Montessori school in McLean, Virginia, wanted to create a sense of community by kids helping kids. Brooksfield worked with students, parents, and community members to create no-sew fleece blankets for INOVA Fairfax Children's Hospital. Brooksfield is always looking for ways to make a tangible contribution to the community. After a friend of Brooksfield spent the summer battling Leukemia, the school couldn't think of a better project or recipient than the blankets for the Children's Hospital.

Our Plan

Students from Langley and McLean high schools, Longfellow Middle School, Chesterbrook Elementary, Haycock Elementary, Franklin Sherman Elementary, and Kent Garden Elementary, came out to help the Kindergarteners and Preschoolers make blankets. The no-sew fleece blankets are a great community team-building project and provide comfort to each child. It is INOVA’s goal to have a blanket on each bed when a patient is admitted. It makes it seem less like a hospital room and more like a bedroom. Parents report to INOVA how their child cherishes the blanket even years later.

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