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Helping the Homeless

Blankets for the homeless

Dec. 19, 2018

MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Like so many of the other students at Fremont School District 79, second-graders at Fremont Elementary School have been in the giving mood this holiday season.

The students have continued a recent tradition of creating blankets for individuals assisted by PADS Lake County. The nonprofit organization provides emergency shelter, permanent support housing, and comprehensive resources to families with children and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lake County.

The students raised money to pay for the cost of the fabric and then worked together in groups to tie knots on the edges. In all, the second-graders produced a total of 45 blankets that will help out the less fortunate this winter.