Fleece blankets for sick and traumatized children were cut and tied by Wright State University students and employees on March 29 in the Student Union Atrium.
Numerous volunteers tied more than 300 blankets during the eight-hour blanket-making marathon. The completed blankets were donated to local social service agencies and area shelters.
“It’s truly amazing to get these all these blankets done for people that need it,” said Izabella Schenck, a sophomore crime and justice studies major who volunteered to tie dozens of blankets.
The Wright State National Residence Hall Honorary chapter, a residential student organization that focuses on service and recognition, purchased the fleece to make the blankets and sponsored the event.
One blanket cost between $10 and $18 to make. Wright State has donated over 6,000 blankets in previous years to Dayton-area Project Linus. Since 1995, Project Linus has donated over 8.6 million blankets nationally.
For more information about Project Linus and how to get involved visit projectlinus.org.