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Children at local Montessori school craft blankets for those in need

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Some little boys and girls are making a big difference in the lives of those in need, raising money for materials and then crafting blankets for an organization that helps families going through tough times.

The children — ages 3 to 6 — attend Southwest Montessori Academy. Late last year, they operated a bake sale to raise money so they could buy fabric that would become four blankets, to be donated to Project Linus.

It’s a charitable group formed to: Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

The boys and girls each took part in the creation process, which recently concluded.

The blankets will now go to homes where they will be put to good use.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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