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Covering for kids in need

Submitted photo courtesy of Teresa Willkom

Instead of geometry or algebra, eighth-grade math students at Oltman Middle School devoted five hours of class time Dec. 19 to making fleece blankets for sick and homeless children.

Teresa Willkom's math classes crafted the tie blankets to donate to Children's Hospital and local shelters.

They got help from teachers, donations from student council and Thrivent Financial.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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