SAPSA Service Projects

Thank you for participating in this year's service projects! Stay tuned for opportunities to give back in 2021-2022!

MAKE AND DONATE NO-SEW FLEECE BLANKETS A

Please drop off completed blankets across the street from school at 2223 Knapp St.  You can drop off any time the week of February 16, Tues-Fri. 

My Very Own Bed: 

Fleece Blanket Drive

Please drop off completed blankets across the street from school at 2223 Knapp St.  You can drop off any time the week of February 16, Tues-Fri. 

 

We are partnering with My Very Own Bed, a local non-profit that provides new beds to children in families who have recently moved out of homelessness into more stable housing in the Twin Cities. These blankets you make will accompany a new twin bed, sheets, pillow, mattress pad, and stuffed animal.

 

You can be a part of providing a comfortable new bed to kids who need one. To learn more: www.myveryownbed.org/ My Very Own Bed realizes that for a kid, a bed is more than a piece of furniture. It’s a place to bounce, to launch superhero flights, and ultimately a comfortable place to snuggle under the covers for a good night’s rest. Adequate sleep directly impacts kids’ physical and mental health and enhances their focus and learning at school. Kids also benefit from having a place to call their own; it increases their responsibility and independence.

 

If you have questions, please contact: Lauren (lauren.ginger@gmail.com), Anita (akord01@gmail.com), or Bekah (bekahwagner507@gmail.com)

Instructions for Fleece No-Sew Blankets:

Material needed:
● scissors
● 2 pieces of at least 58 x 90 inch fleece (the wider the better – needs to cover a twin-sized bed)

 

Instructions:
1. Place the 2 pieces of fleece so that they completely overlap. The “bad” side of each piece should be facing each other.

2. Cutting through both layers, cut a 4-inch square out of each corner

3. Cut slits along all 4 sides that are about 1-inch wide and 4 inches long. Make the cuts as even as you can, to create similar size fringes along each side.

4. Tie the individual fringes together - top layer fringe to bottom layer fringe - using double knots. The knots should be fairly loose to avoid a “bowl” effect.

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