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Alta Vista Students to Take Handmade Blankets To All Children's Hospital

The Alta Vista Cares Sew Much project helps comfort cancer patients at All Children's Hospital.

Fifty students from will board a bus Friday morning to deliver 100 blankets they created to comfort cancer patients at in St. Petersburg.

The project, nicknamed “Alta Vista Cares Sew Much,” began in early May when the students began sewing fleece blankets after school. Other students brought in coins to contribute to the cost of materials needed to craft the blankets.

“It’s important to teach our students the importance of giving back to others who have much greater needs than themselves,” said Principal Barbara Shirley. “We have had tremendous support from our volunteers who helped prepare the fabric so the students can make the blankets. The students love the idea that, because we care ‘sew’ much, our warm hearts will keep others warm. It’s a wonderful service learning project and a great collaboration with All Children’s Hospital.”

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