Occupational therapy students make fleece baby blankets for local hospital


By Occupational Therapy Program

Baby Blankets

What better way to give thanks to a local hospital in this time of giving by making a fleece baby blanket? Two student from the occupational therapy class of 2019’s students, Olivia and Haley, decided to gear their Therapeutic Media class project toward donating baby blankets for Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s Family BirthPlace program. They facilitated their peers in how to cut, tie, and make a fleece baby blanket in class and discussed the body skills, structures, and functions that are associated with making a fleece baby blanket. The class of 2019 made a total of 22 fleece blankets and handwrote cards to welcome the new infants into the world!

Olivia and Haley would like to thank Barbara Roadcap, an adjunct Social Work professor at JMU, who helped donate all the fabric and scissors provided in order for this event to be so successful. Roadcap works at The Virginia Quilt Museum in downtown Harrisonburg, and offered extra fabric for Olivia and Haley to use. Another special thanks to Walmart for kindly donating a gift card for Olivia and Haley to purchase the rest of the fleece fabric. Without the help of these two, this project would not have gone so smoothly!

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Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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