5th Graders' Fleece Blankets Bring Comfort to Children at Ronald McDonald House
For the third year, Miss Precissi led the 5th grade class in a project designed to bring some warmth and comfort, and most likely a smile, to children and families staying at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. The 5th grade students worked with a partner, choosing cheerful fleece fabrics, cutting the ends to make tabs and tying the tabs together to create a two-sided, beautiful and warm blanket. The students donated these blankets to the patients and their families staying at Ronald McDonald House.
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford opened in 1979 with the mission to create a home-away-from-home for families with critically ill children undergoing treatment at local hospitals. The House currently accommodates 67 families every night. The 5th graders were happy to play a small part in comforting the children and their families, with something as simple and useful as a beautiful new blanket. 5th grade student, Marina M. said it best, "It was important for us to make the blankets for the kids at the RMH because it will make them happy we care and want to help".