Alice Birney students kick off fourth annual Knit-A-Thon

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Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired eK-8 School held its fourth annual Knit-A-Thon Cast Off Event on January 25 with live music performances by teachers and students.

The Knit-A-Thon is a key Alice Birney fundraiser that directly supports the children’s handwork program. All grade levels and family members can contribute squares that are turned into blankets for children through Project Linus.

“It’s a great way for all of our students and families to help other children with the gift of a blanket of their own,” says Principal Mechelle Horning. “Many recipients of project Linus blankets arrive with no personal possessions.  A blanket provides much needed warmth and security.”

Donations from the Knit-A-Thon go directly to the school’s handwork budget. Handwork such as sewing, knitting and crocheting help children develop fine motor skills and recognize patterns, necessary for learning math.