Students at Regis make tie blankets for child advocacy center

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — Students at Regis Catholic Schools tied some warmth and comfort together for area kids who might need a little extra at times.

“There’s so many people in need right here in our own community as well as throughout the world,” said Suzy Sturz, dean of students at Regis Schools. “This is just one way for them to give of themselves and help out in their own community.”

Helping the community was just one reason groups of students made tie blankets to be donated to the Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center, for the kids they help.

School officials told News 18 students and their families fundraised nearly $3,000 to purchase the materials.

Ellen Killian, a religion teacher at Regis, said this kind of project helps students learn an important lesson of service.

“When we think about Lent, we think about the three pillars of lent; almsgiving, fasting and prayer, and this really is a version of almsgiving where we can give of ourselves to help someone in need and somebody that is disadvantaged,” Killian said.

The students made 121 blankets, which will be donated along with stuffed animals and nearly $1,000 worth of books.

Regis Schools will have another tie blanket workshop around Easter. Those blankets will also go to the advocacy center.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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