Jones Elementary Community Service Project Benefits Midstate Children | Community Spirit
A community service project by Jones Elementary School’s Beta Club and Title I Family Action Team produced 125-150 blankets to benefit children in the Middle Georgia area.
The goal of the Jones Community Service Project was to provide support, foster fellowship, and develop a better understanding of servanthood and goodwill to others. Students chose to support Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need including child cancer patients, babies in intensive care, student therapy groups, and more. Themed after the “Charlie Brown” cartoon character Linus, the organization’s purpose is to give a child security during a time of crisis.
In order to carry out the service project, Jones Beta Club students advertised a donation drive for the Project Linus organization through several school and local media outlets. Items such as yarn, fleece, batting, thread, embroidery floss, and 100 percent cotton were then collected in the school’s Family Engagement Room.
The students also participated in a blanket-making session with the Project Linus Blanketeers. Later, the items were donated to a local mother via Skype and the Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia.
To see more highlights from the project, visit http://youtu.be/yqp46wf7N7Q.