Ugly Quilts Project

Wilkes University

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Ugly Quilts Project

LET US COME TOGETHER AS A SCHOOL TO HELP THE HOMELESS BY MAKING SIMPLE EMERGENCY SLEEPING BAGS FROM RECYCLED FABRICS AND DISTRIBUTING THEM FREE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE COLD ON THE STREET.


** The Sleeping Bag is a utility quilt made from clean used or no-cost fabrics ** A group can make one in an hour ** The name indicates the skill level needed for this tied quilt ** The Ugly Quilt can be made in less than a day ** This simple sleeping bag should not have a market value to assure the homeless are beneficiaries.

Wilkes University

Friday, Jan. 18th 2019 at 11am-2pm

84 West South Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA

CAMPUS MAP: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iyfDD0_Kk3U_En_SY-VBQ9WyD4nubI7v/view


Luzerne Cty site:

11:00am - Arrival/mingling and mini-tour of the Wilkes University campus

11:30am - Lunch together on campus - bring your own bag lunch (nut free) and we will eat together

12:00pm - Cultural presentation from Panamanian and Saudi students who are visiting the campus this semester

12:30 - review of service learning project and idea behind Ugly Quilts

12:45-2:00pm - making Ugly Quilts

2:00pm - wrap up and farewells



OLS Hours: 90 Min Language Arts

RSVP Ugly Quilts: Wilkes University

Wilkes University in Luzerne County from 11:00-2pm

COST:

There is no cost for this event, but we would ask you to consider bringing donations of ground coffee and powder creamer at both locations for the Community Intervention Center in Lackawanna County. This is totally optional and no one is obligated to bring anything.
Emergency Contact Form

One per student per school year. So, if you have already done the Emergency Contact form, no need to do it again!

Learning Outcomes:


  • students will develop personal relationships with the others.
  • students will be challenged to compare and contrast their "culture" with that of Panamanian and Saudi students
  • Participants will learn about homeless people and how we can help
  • Students will learn teambuilding skills and cooperative learning

Reminders at all School Events:

  • An adult chaperone must stay on-site for all PA Virtual events.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • All PA Virtual events are smoke-free.
  • Pets should never be brought to PA Virtual events.
  • To limit the spread of possible flu, please do not attend a PA Virtual event if you have had a fever within 24 hours of the event.
  • In consideration of our students with allergies, please refrain from bringing balloons or food containing nut products.