MOUNT VERNON — Earlier this month, Mount Vernon High School students delivered more than 20 handmade items to Hospice of Knox County.
The project was spearheaded by student Olivia Smith as part of her Transitions, Relationships and Career Search course. She organized a group of students to crochet, knit, and stitch blankets, scarves, slippers and hats for Hospice patient welcome baskets.
The Service Learning Project required students to research a nonprofit organization to determine needs, decide how students could use time rather than money to help and to complete a minimum of eight to 10 hours of work outside the classroom.
Smith said she and other students looked into some of the local nonprofit organizations and saw that Hospice listed blankets and footies as ways to help.
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