Students Make a Fashion Statement

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Robert Frost Middle School Fashion Club has gone beyond trends and styles and is lending their design skills for the community outreach program Warm Up America. Warm Up America is an organization made up of volunteers who create handmade Afghan blankets, clothing and accessories to help those in need. These items provide warmth and comfort to people who have lost their homes, fled abusive relations, or are being cared for in hospices, shelters, hospitals, and nursing home.

Members of the Frost club are each knitting and crocheting 7 X 9 rectangles, which will be sewn together to create a unique and personal blanket. Fashion Club Advisor and Family and Consumer Science teacher Cindy Adriaenssens, has exposed her students to this program for three years and believes that through helping others students are able to build their own self worth and self esteem.  

In addition to this project Fashion Club students are also participating in an American Sewing Guild community service project by creating pillowcases to be used in Ronald McDonald Houses, which provide temporary housing for families of ill or injured children.