Virtual school student project provides blankets to foster children

NICOLLET — A blanket holds special meaning to 16-year-old Hailey Sherwood of Nicollet.

Her foster parents, now her adoptive parents, bought her a Winnie the Pooh blanket when she was first brought to their home at six months old. She's kept it ever since, holding it dear and sleeping with it every night.

"I use it as a security blanket," she told the Mankato Free Press. "It's something that makes me feel safe and comforted."

Entering a new foster home can be a scary experience for children. Knowing this, Sherwood came up with a project to help them feel the same comfort she felt growing up.

Read more about this great project here.