IB student sews stuffed animals for hospitalized kids during pandemic
July 2, 2020
Looking for a kid-friendly summer project? How about one that helps give back to the Langley community? RE Mountain International Baccalaureate student, Alice He, along with her friend Amy have been working hard on a project that does just that. The pair have produced felt animals for kids at Langley Memorial Hospital. It was a move to help bring smiles during this challenging time.
“We want to help bring them more happiness, and a reminder that they are not alone,” says the student who will be entering grade 12 in September.
“Each felt toy sewn is cherishable, and has a long-lasting quality. All of them are made with care by us and many students who have volunteered to sew with us.”
The project was started recently, but the two students have already found enough support to sew twenty stuffed animals to donate. She says the Langley Memorial Hospital is supportive of her and other youth.
Alice and Amy are hoping to expand their donation, but say they require more people to volunteer with them to sew the animals. “We hope to be able to bring everyone together to show the care and support of our community for those most vulnerable,” says Alice. “We also hope that this project can bring everyone more happiness, especially during this pandemic – whether through sewing felt toys or by receiving them.”
“You are welcome to use your creativity and imagination, or follow our tutorials found on Instagram at @feltstuffies,” explains Alice.
The students encourage anyone who wants to give it a try to contact them as they have specific instructions. “Please wrap each felt stuffy individually with a plastic bag or sandwich bag for sanitary reasons, as requested by the Langley Memorial Hospital,” says Alice.
For more info you can email Alice by clicking here.