Three very special blankets are now available for patients to use at
Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital.
Students at Fox Valley Jewish School (FVJS) in Geneva contributed to the creation of these blankets as each child decorated an 8-inch muslin square. They used fabric markers to render their colorful images of support and care.
FVJS art teacher Ruth Silverman was able to sew the muslin squares into three blankets, combining the squares with other fabric.
Silverman brought the finished blankets to the Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors Chanukah Party in December, where the children and families got to see the results of their efforts before they were donated.
All the Pre-K through 8th grade students who worked on these blankets hope they help to comfort and keep patients warm at the VA Hospital.
FVJS is part of Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors, a Jewish community group serving Jewish and interfaith families and individuals in the Tri-Cities and beyond. For more information, please visit www.fvjn.org.
What a wonderful inspirational story. It’s good to know that these children did such a loving, creative thing for the veterans . Heartwarming and I feel sure these will inspire others to remember our fighting soldiers and the many veterans the world over. Thank you for posting this story!