Hands That Help


Service Learning!

Students from Neinas Dual Language Academy ended the month of October making fleece tie blankets. Under the direction of Stephanie Reed A.E.A., the students collaborated to finish 43 blankets that have been donated to Child Life Services at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. They will be given to children who are patients there.

What did some of our students who participated in the project think about the process?  Here are a few quotes from some of our 3rd and 4th graders:

Angeleonel L. (3rd grader) “It was fun making the blankets. It was kind of difficult to tie the knots, but my friends helped me with the ties, so we finished it.”

Cherish J. (3rd grader) “It’s good that we’re making blankets for the kids in the hospital because it’ll make them happy.”

Johana E. (4th grader) “It was kind of easy. I think it’ll help lots of children who are in the hospital.”

Eva L (4th grader) “I helped with the blankets. I felt love in my heart.”

Ivan L. (4th grader) “It was fun and hard at the same time. You had to cut the strips for the knots and tie the knots together. We didn’t know how to do it at first, then Ms. Reed came and showed us how.”

Evelin G. (4th grader) “When we got the blankets it looked hard. People in my class worked together at different tables. Some of us cut strips with the scissors and others tied the knots. In the end, we all had fun! I would do it again!”

Child Life Services at Beaumont Hospital  help support children and their families during their stay in the facility. Their official mascot is Beau the Bear. We are pleased to have been able to make a difference in the lives of children.




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