Iowa 4-H creates blankets to help visually impaired


For 4-H members in Iowa, their spring retreat was put to a very productive and thoughtful use.

The members joined together in sewing nine blankets for a local organization that works with the visually impaired and the blind. The project had been delayed almost a year due to COVID and the lockdowns.

“The goal of this project was to create tactile blankets that can be used by infants, young children, and older children who are blind or visually impaired, to help engage them in their cognitive development,” Deena Recker with the Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired stated, according to AgDaily.

One 4-H member really valued the project and its meaning: “My favorite part of this project was learning how useful the blankets are for visually impaired youth and being able to work with my fellow council members to create something that would mean a lot for another group of people.”

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