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Students Crochet For Refugees

High-school Students Crochet For A Cause

417 students took part in the Rice Memorial High School’s CROCHET DAY. The South Burlington, VT, high school organised the Crochet Day in aid of the Refugee Resettlement Program.

As one of only 12 platinum-level Catholic Relief Service schools in the US, Rice must on an annual basis host an event that helps a local community in need. The global refugee crisis was the focus of the students this year.

The Crochet Day took place on February 17, and all the students reportedĀ to the gym during their religion class. They started by watching a 6-minute video about theĀ Refugee Resettlement Program. This was followed by instructions on how to make a fleece-tie blanket using donated winter outerwear.

Some of the student were competent crocheters and they were permitted to crochet 8-inch squares instead of working on a fleece blanket.

“We had a skill of being able to crochet and we can cut out fleece and tie things together. So, we just thought why don’t we get the materials and teach people to crochet and make blankets with what we have,” said Cole Thornton, junior.

In total, the day the students spent doing crochet for refugees netted 70 fleece and crocheted blankets.

Watch this short video and see the students in action.

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