WSE 4th graders tie a fleece blanket that will be given to a child in the hospital.
WSE students were putting their love into a special project this Valentine's Day that will help children in the hospital keep warm and feel better.

Washington Street Elementary students have big hearts when it comes to helping other children. This Valentine's Day, each classroom made two fleece blankets and get well cards. They will go to children who are in the hospital. About 12-13 kids worked on each blanket. When it was done, they recorded a message for the child who receives it. They said where they were from and that they hope the blanket keeps them warm.

This project was done through Fleece and Thank You, an organization that will bring in the materials, record the video and deliver the blankets to children in various hospitals across the state.

The WSE Student Council organized this project. They were inspired to help children in the hospital since one of their classmates was in the hospital earlier this year. Through him, they've gained some understanding of how difficult going to the hospital can be and how much a caring gesture and message from other kids can help.

Student council members were collecting donations for the last week to help cover the cost. With each donation, kids could write their own names, or the name of a loved one who has been in the hospital on a heart; all of those hearts went up on the windows at the front entrance. 

To see more pictures from the event, go to the Otsego Public Schools Facebook page