Using stand-in stuffie koala bears and other assorted animals as their models and their inspiration, our Elementary School Craft Club spent hours this week and last sewing joey pouches, bat burritos, blankets, and other animal wraps for the injured and orphaned wildlife devastated by the fires burning in Australia.
With donated and recycled fabric, a bevy of sewing machines, and unbridled enthusiasm, our group of girls and their instructors made dozens upon dozens of cozy animal wraps that were shipped out today destined for Australia. For some, this was their first time sewing and they learned specifically to help with this project. Some also took material home to sew even more in their spare time. All kinds of love has gone into this project.
Big thanks to Craft Club leaders and parents Eleanor Jamieson, Genanne Beck, and Pam MacKay for working with our students on such a meaningful project.