10th Grade Makes Blankets for Hub of Hope


On Wednesday, December 1st’s service block, the 10th-grade class made 17 no-sew blankets for people experiencing homelessness. Yesterday, December 15th, several 10th-grade students delivered the blankets to Hub of Hope, a Philadelphia non-profit organization working to combat homelessness and poverty. 

Zoë Blatt, Upper School Faculty, ran the blanket-making experience and Margaret Smith, Director of City Curriculum, connected the school with Hub of Hope. According to their website, Hub of Hope opened in 2011 in the concourse of Suburban Station and has been working to feed, care for, and offer services such as showers and transport to shelters. Zoë commended the students making blankets, saying, “They all worked hard to learn a new technique. It’s really powerful for students to see that they have the ability to create something that can help others, even in a small way.” 

If you want to learn more about Hub of Hope, click here.

If you’re interested in making a no-sew blanket yourself, here is a PDF with instructions