This holiday season, Mainers in hospice care will be receiving a gift, but it will be coming from someone they have never met.
The students in the Lawrence High School’s “Jobs for Maine’s Graduates” program, also known as JMG, are making blankets that will be donated to hospice patients in the Waterville area.
“I think this project is great. I think it gives people in the home comfort and just a little something extra for the holidays,” said Rilee Bessey, a junior at Lawrence High School.
Student plan to make more than 35 blankets to be donated. They are also making holiday cards to be distributed to the patients.
“My students are always looking for ways to give back. They really care about others and doing more things in our community to help those in need,” said JMG specialist at Lawrence High School Katherine Wood.
The students in Wood’s JMG class have worked more than 500 hours doing community service in 2018.
“Understand that not everybody has what you may have,” said Lawrence High School junior Bryson Dostie. “Everybody needs to get a little bit of something around the holidays,” Dostie added.
JMG is program across Maine in 131 schools. The organization’s students worked more than 30,000 hours this year doing community service projects.