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Fleece project nets 30 blankets for patients

December 23, 2009 - A group of area high school students will make life just a little better for cancer patients.

Earlier this fall the Community Service Club, a group of Brandon High School students, united to work on a variety of projects in the community, collected fleece from the area to make blankets for children stricken with cancer. On Dec. 22, some of the members, along with Nathan Odinga, Brandon High School English teacher and group advisor, delivered the blankets to CS Mott Children's hospital in Ann Arbor.

"The kids spent a lot of time on this project coming in after school, before school and even giving up their lunch hour to construct the blankets," said Odinga.

"The response from the community was awesome. Thank you to all of those who donated, there's enough for 30 blankets."

Leslie Coffer, a Brandon senior who helped form the group, is eager to see the student involvement continue to grow.

"This group is for everyone," said Leslie, who enlisted in the U.S. Army and will be heading to Ft. Bragg in June.

"Students don't have to be part of the National Honor Society or on the high school student council to join or do community service. Students can just come have fun and give something back to this community."

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