By: Lindsey Gross
On March 5, two third grade classes walked through the front door of Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation bearing 27 handmade fleece blankets. The third-grade students, teachers, and parents came together to participate in a community service project making blankets to comfort children with cancer and their siblings.
“The opportunity to participate in acts of community service is one of the most fulfilling parts of teaching. The kids enjoy the process, and leave feeling so happy with what they have been able to be part of,” said Lauren Bogan, a third-grade teacher at Caughlin Ranch Elementary School. “Being able to teach giving back at such a young age is something that I hope will make an impact in the lives of our students.”
The third-grade classes submitted their project into the 2018 Dolan Class Project competition. Ten schools were awarded $2,500 based on the “creativity, overall involvement and positive impact of their projects.” Today, Caughlin Ranch Elementary third grade classes were announced as a winner of this award. See below their video submission for the competition.
“I felt really good. It may be something small, but the blankets made a big difference for the NNCCF families.” – Aubrey
“I wish that I could go in their bodies and kill what makes cancer. I love making the blankets for the kids.” – Hannah
“When I made the blankets, my heart filled with love until it overfilled with love.” – Arjun[/one_half_last]