Students make 80 fleece blankets for those in need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - With the season of giving, students at O'Gorman High School spent their lunch periods Thursday helping people who are sick or in-need stay warm this winter.

About 100 students set up shop in the school's library to make more than 80 fleece blankets Thursday afternoon.

Those blankets will be taken and handed out at places like the Teddy Bear Den, Ava's House and Sanford Children's Castle.

Senior Zoe Matheson said the service project hits close to home.

"My brother was diagnosed with cancer and goes to the children's hospital, and so he receives a lot of blankets all the time from there, so it means a lot to be able to give some blankets back," she said.

Many of the students volunteering their time were part of the group SADD or Students Against Destructive Decisions, and said this was a simple way to get involved in community service, which is a big part of O'Gorman High School.