Breanna Yearwood: This project, to me, is just a way to reach out and help someone who just doesn’t have everything that we have.
Heba: Breanna Yearwood and her classmates are sewing sleeping bags, one by one.
Breanna: We are supposed to make at least forty sleeping bags.
Heba: These students are using their time after school for a great cause — The Sleeping Bag Project. Students use donated supplies to make sleeping bags for the homeless.
“Together, we make a difference. Yay! Good for you!”
Heba: Here, their teacher is inspiring them with a picture — a photograph of a homeless man they helped with a little labor of love.
“This is a perfect time for them to get this message because then it goes into the package of ‘Who I am. I am someone who helps.’”
Heba: At the beginning of The Sleeping Bag Project, none of these students knew how to sew. And in December, they completed twenty-two sleeping bags, just like this one, with pillows. But now they are sewing like pros.
“I have seen a change in them because of their new skill. There is another level of confidence going on, and I think they are very proud of what they are participating in and what they are doing.”
Heba: Moishur knows with some help from his friends, students can make a big difference.
“I like that we all get to work together as a group because if I was alone, I don’t think I would be able to do it.”
“To know that there is somebody out there with a warm sleeping bag in the cold winter; that they have a little bit of warmth and it makes it a little easier for them, and you were part of that. And I am glad to be part of that.”
Heba: Heba Kanso for Channel One News.
- How is The Sleeping Bag Project helping the homeless and the teens that are sewing the bags?