Pictured from left are Brynn Corcoran, Ava Calvey, Kaylee Peterson, Rachel Madison, Jared Loos, and Colin White.

WMS students create tie blankets for foster kids


Eighth-grade students from Winona Middle School (WMS) created 26 tie blankets to donate to children in foster care within Winona County. On Friday, March 29, a social worker representative from the Winona area came to WMS to speak and accept the blankets. The students had the opportunity to talk and ask questions about foster care.

Rachel Madison, Winona County social worker, explained that children are placed in foster care when a situation is not safe for a child. Children are provided a blanket during transitions to help make them feel safe and to provide comfort. Families partner with the county to receive support and services they need to change unhealthy behaviors.

Stacy Gobler, WMS special education teacher, stated, “We would like to thank the Eagles Club for their generous donation, which allowed us to purchase the fabric for the blankets. Our goal this year was to get students involved in projects that better their community. We are proud of them for embracing this project and following through with their goal.”


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