In partnership with the Port Huron NAACP, Port Huron schools has announced its the recipient of a matching grant to fund “Make a Blanket Day” in recognition of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Middle school and high school students will be making fleece blankets for both children and adults through the grant. The blankets will then be delivered to local homeless shelters.
The district reports that around 179 students have or are experiencing homelessness so far in this school year. According to a statement from the district, ”The goal of the ‘Make A Blanket’ project – other than to continue the stewardship of Dr. King’s legacy of service – is to spread warmth and kindness through the donation of handmade blankets, offering both children and adults some comfort in a time of transition and trauma.”
Community members are invited to participate and may do so by contacting one of the schools involved. Elementary students throughout the district will be reading the book “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña and enjoying a presentation facilitated by the NAACP.