By Lauren Garrison
Summer has officially arrived. The school year has ended, graduation festivities have come and gone, and most kids are happy to be kickin’ it at home for endless hours each day. But au contraire for a group of proactive 4-Hers who have agreed to devote a chunk of their summer to serving their community.
While the 4-H year has come to end for most members, the Howard 4-H Community Pride group has just recently put a massive outreach effort underway.
The group was awarded a $1,000 “Revolution of Responsibility” 4-H grant after submitting their “Blankets for the Heart” proposal. The 12 members of the group spent several weeks making 80 fleece blankets for patients at Children’s Hospital Central California as well as assembling 450 craft kits that patients could do in their rooms.
The Community Pride group’s goal was simple: they wanted to make kids undergoing treatment at Children’s feel cared for and comforted even in a not so comfortable situation...