|Brookelyn Smith of Barnett Elementary||281.46 KB|
Brookelyn smith is a 6th grade student in Mrs. Olson's 6th grade class at Barnett elementary School in Payson. She spearheaded a service project for the victims in Haiti, this is her story:
After the earthquake in Haiti, I wanted to help the victims somehow. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and one of the nurses at my mom's work was going to Haiti as a volunteer. I decided to make some baby blankets and send them over to Haiti to help comfort the babies and children there. My mom's friend donated some flannel material and so I began cutting, pinning and sewing. I only had one day to make the blankets, before the volunteer nurse was leaving for Haiti, so I didn't have a lot of time. I made three blankets, one for a boy that was blue with an applique of a car on it and 2 that were pink and purple for girls. It was so exciting making these blankets and it made me feel really good and I was glad I could help them in some way.