By: Kate Parker-Burgard, Center for Leadership Director
St. Luke’s students volunteered after school on Friday, April 1, to make cozy blankets for children with cancer.
The students gathered in the Forese Family Fireplace Commons to create soft, warm, comforting blankets for the children using a no-sew tying approach that anyone could participate in. The event was organized by St. Luke’s parent Lisa Hill '12, ’27, who is actively involved with the organization. Zelie Pforzheimer, a Circle of Care board member, joined the students to share some insights about the program and why the blankets are important, “When a child learns they have cancer, they often have to go straight to the hospital without even going home first.” The blankets St. Luke’s students made will be included in care bags that are distributed to children when they arrive at the hospital.
“Making the blankets was a great experience,” said Maeve Welch ‘26. “I loved hearing the story of the charity, and I think it's a great cause." Madeline Levin ‘26 added, “This was a fun activity for a good cause; it was so gratifying to do something that makes a difference and puts a smile on someone's face.”
See more photos from the blanket-making service project.
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.