Seniors get sewing gifts from Glenshire students |

Seniors get sewing gifts from Glenshire students

A group of local seniors received a surprise Monday when 30 Glenshire Elementary students arrived at their home bearing handmade gifts.

For the past few months, Joanne Haddy’s third grade class has been working on a sewing project for the residents of Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Extended Care Center.

With the help of Donna Wolf, owner of Donna’s Stitchery on Jibboom Street, students made special bags for residents to hang on their walkers and wheelchairs.

“The children first drew a picture on a piece of fabric and then we helped them sew those pictures onto a bag that could be used to hold Kleenex or books or whatever,” Wolf said.

Wolf hauled several sewing machines into the classroom and helped students assemble the bag. “This year’s project was funded by the local rotary. It was actually quite a bit of work.”

Wolf said she has worked on quilting projects with Haddy’s classes over the last three years. In past years, projects have revolved around watershed issues and the history of the Donner Party, as well as making baby quilts for the hospital.

Some of the quilts created from those projects will be on display in the new Children’s Museum in the KidZone.

“We chose this year’s project because Mrs. Haddy had a friend in the ECC, who said they were in need of bags like this for residents,” she said. “It’s really a neat thing for both students and the residents. The kids really get into it.”

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