Sewing with Sympathy at Robert Frost

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Generous students in the Fashion Club at Robert Frost are sharing their time and talent to construct items for less fortunate children and adults.

In their current community service project, the club’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are sewing cloth bags, to be used to hold cloth dolls and accessories for the Giving Doll organization, whose representative, Maureen Ennis of the Ronkonkoma Giving Doll chapter, visited the club on Nov. 30. Providing joy, hope and comfort, the handmade dolls are given to children who are hospitalized or ill, or who face a life trauma such as a parent being deployed in the military, an ill sibling or a fire in their home.

“It is important to teach my club members compassion and empathy for other people in their time of need,” said Fashion Club adviser Cindy Adriaenssens.

The Fashion Club students are also making and donating 125 knitted and crocheted squares to the Warm Up America organization, to be used to make afghan blankets for the needy.