Blankets of Hope
Oakwood Students join Global movement of kindness
As part of this year's Timber theme of service and care, Harman School and Smith Elementary students joined youngsters from more than 100 schools across the country and beyond to hand out blankets, Blankets of Hope.
The program started with two brothers in 2016 and has grown to a global effort. Blankets of Hope is more than just providing warm blankets to the homeless. With each blanket comes an encouraging note, a note of hope written by students.
Blankets are sent, free of charge, to participating schools. At those schools, students participate
in Kindness Workshops. The workshops include information about the Blankets of Hope
program and how it impacts communities.
Then, students have the opportunity to share their own kind words in letters that are attached to each blanket distributed to homeless people in the area. Our students participated Friday, Feb. 28 as part of this
month's Timber lesson on Service and Care for Community.
How Can You Help
While the blankets are sent free of charge to schools, we would like to pay it forward, making sure Blankets of Hope reaches its goal of 1 million blankets distributed by 2025. Students began donating $1 during the week of Feb. 24 and will continue for the next week. What a great chance for our students to see what a difference a dollar can make in the lives of others.