IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington Middle School students and teachers recently made blankets for children in need.
Organized by the Positive Impact Club at the middle school and funded by the Irvington About Safe Kids Coalition (iASK), 12 blankets were donated to the Generations program at the Lexington Center for Recovery in Mount Kisco.
Jennifer Traditi, the student assistance counselor at the middle school and high school, is the adviser of the Positive Impact Club, which promotes healthy decision-making and provides awareness about alcohol and drug abuse. She said her students worked diligently on the blankets after school and during their lunch periods.
“Club members ran the events, while dozens of other students stopped by to assist with the blanket-making,” she said. “The students enjoyed collaborating to make the blankets and at the same time educating their peers about this important prevention topic.”
The students made 10 blankets for children whose parents are receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol problem at the Lexington Center, and Spanish teacher Victoria Romano donated two more blankets. In addition, the students wrote letters of encouragement to the men and women who are receiving treatment at the center. The Generations program provides nursery and medical services to children, up to age four, while their parents attend substance abuse treatment programs.