In observance of MLK Day, Sanskriti School continued its tradition of marking the day with community service by collaborating with Project Linus to make blankets for children. Project Linus donates about 350 blankets to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies. Their goal is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.
Close to 100 volunteers gathered at the community center over two Sundays to prepare the fabric, cut and tassel the ends and also make cards to accompany the blankets. Close to 65 blankets were made. Besides students, teens and parents at the Sanskriti School, volunteers also included community members, members of National Charity League, students from the Livingston Key Club, and members of Amrita Bal Vihar. Project Linus will be donating these blankets to children’s cancer units in St. Barnabas and Overlook Hospitals and shelters in Essex and Union County.
We are very grateful to the families of Sanskriti School, members of Sanskriti of NJ and all of the volunteers for they time, effort, and hard work. We also thank our enthusiastic teachers, parents and volunteers who continue to create an environment for our children to learn, participate in and appreciate the importance of giving back to our community.