Students send homemade blankets to Children’s Hospital


kidholdingblanket-webJust in time for Christmas, international students at Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill warmed the hearts and bodies of patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with homemade blankets.
Twenty students in the program at Camden Catholic created 16 fleece blankets, delivered just before Dec. 25.
For the past three years, students have been donating blankets to the hospital, during the holiday season. There have also been donations for Easter.
Children at CHOP and their families “do not experience the same joy” as others at Christmas, said Diane Crowell, dean of international students at Camden Catholic.
“It’s important for our students to know that these children can use our prayers, and kindness” right now, she said.
Camden Catholic High School’s International Program includes 52 students (living in the school’s Nazareth House or in host families) from China, Nigeria, Korea, Vietnam and Italy. The students participate in all aspects of the school community, from the classroom to the sports field.