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Elwood High Schoolers Give Back with “Rhona’s Rainbows”

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Members of Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s World Language Honor Society recently met to complete a community service project together.

To honor the memory of her Aunt Rhona, who had pancreatic cancer, junior Madelyn Katzman created the concept of “Rhona’s Rainbows.” These no-sew fleece blankets are donated to chemotherapy centers in children’s hospitals to bring smiles and comfort to those going through a difficult time. Every blanket kit has a special message tag on it to write messages of positivity and inspiration for those in need. Last summer, Katzman donated blankets to the Pediatric Oncology Center at Columbia University.

For this recent project, WLHS students gathered to make blankets together for the next round of donations.

“The students had a lot of fun learning how to make these no-sew blankets and loved knowing it was going to a great cause,” adviser Nicole Gendjoian said.

“To me, rainbows signify positivity, happiness and hope,” Katzman said. “My wish is that Rhona’s Rainbows continues to bring these feelings to many children and adults in need.”

Date Added: 5/2/2023