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Students learn, serve others in pillowcase project


Volunteer Roberta Bonrud works with M.W. Savage Service Club members Brooke Friese (center) and Bana Asmeron.

Sara Strahota, science specialist at M.W. Savage Elementary, shows April Brekke (left) and Jexi Foslid how to use their sewing machine.

Students in the recently launched Marion W. Savage Elementary Service Club worked April 11 to make pillowcases for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. The project was brought to the club by Carol Sherer, the school’s nurse, who helped secure fabric donations and volunteer sewing experts to help students. As part of the Challenge, the cases are given to local charities such as children’s hospitals, nursing homes and the Red Cross.

“There are a lot of things to love about this project,” said M.W. Savage teacher and Service Club advisor Libby Duethman, “but what I especially love is that students who may never have been exposed to the art of sewing will get a chance to learn.”

The Service Club was started this year with help from a grant from State Farm, earned by Harriet Bishop Elementary fifth grader Shrey Pothini for the express purpose of expanding service clubs to all District 191 elementary schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 09:59