Student Sewing Project Helps Clothe Premature Infants


Six Asheville School freshmen girls are learning how to knit while supporting a good cause at the same time. Along with several other students, these freshmen are knitting premie blankets, surgery dolls, super kid capes, and hats to help clothe premature infants at Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville.

“Mission Children's Hospital is super excited to use them and told our kids how they will benefit the kids treated at their hospital,” said Science teacher Laura Lawrence, who oversees the weekly service project with archivist Diana Sanderson. “The kids are really excited to use their time in the spring to make more items for the hospital.”

Students delivered the items to the hospital earlier this week. Tara Lynch, Child Life Manager at Mission Hospitals, accepted the items and gave the students a tour of the building.

Jasira Swinton, Toddy Collett, Gracie Pearsall, Carson Abernethy, Sophia Yang, Camille Groh make up the sewing service project. In addition, other students who learned how to knit last semester during a student activity completed hats for premature infants, and delivered the hats to the Mission Children’s hospital. The students who made hats are Hannah Rutty, Abby Wills, Toddy Collet, Paige Bradford, Avery Kelly, Amrit Bal, Emma Kussrow, and Olivia Ostlund. Math teacher and Hall Parent Kendra Galusha made and donated several hats as well with her daughter, Molly.

To view photos from the project group, click here. For more information about Mission Children's Hosptial, click here.

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