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Students hold up pillow cases that they decoratedThroughout the month of January, fourth graders at Green Meadow Elementary School collaborated with a national organization helping children in need.

The students teamed up with the Capital Region’s chapter of Quilts for Kids. Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious illness, injury or trauma.

“The director of our local chapter, Karen Casey, visited our class to explain the wonderful work she and her team of volunteers do for children and shared the amazing stories of how she creates works of art to bring a smile to so many children in need,” said Green Meadow Art Teacher Karli Powers.

Students worked in teams of four to design and color a pillowcase for a child and their family members while staying at the Albany Ronald McDonald House.

“This group of fourth graders created works of art that truly comforted and brought joy to a child and their families during some of the darkest of times and I could not be prouder of them!” Mrs. Powers said.

Students color pillowcases

Students color pillowcases