Brooksfield School, a Montesorri in McLean, recently organized an event where students, parents and community members to create no-sew fleece blankets for Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital.
“Brooksfield is always looking for ways to make a tangible contribution to the community,” said Alexis Adkins, director of operations at the school, in a letter to the News-Press. “After a friend of Brooksfield spent the summer battling Leukemia, the school couldn’t think of a better project or recipient than the blankets for the Children’s Hospital.”
Students from Langley and McLean high schools, Longfellow Middle School, Chesterbrook Elementary, Haycock Elementary, Franklin Sherman Elementary, and Kent Garden Elementary, came out to help the kindergartners and preschoolers make blankets.
It is Inova’s goal to have a blanket on each bed when a patient is admitted. According to Adkins, it makes it seem less like a hospital room and more like a bedroom. Parents report to Inova how their child cherishes the blanket even years later. For more information, visit brooksfieldschool.org.