Bulkeley Knitting Club Donates to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

SPOTLIGHT On EXCELLENCE     Issue 22     January 14, 2013

Bulkeley Knitting Club Donates to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

 
The Knitting Club at Bulkeley High School is a very enthusiastic group of approximately 30 young women and men.  The Knitting Club is funded by a grant from Dr. William Petit’s foundation and from donations from the community.  Dr. Petit has asked that the students make items to donate to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to demonstrate to them the power of charity.  The students have also been making fingerless gloves and neck warmers for themselves.  At Bulkeley, students have an activity period one hour per week for clubs during the school day.  The students were very excited about their visit to the Children’s Hospital and meeting Dr. Petit and his wife, Christine Paluf-Petit.  Club members were taken on a tour of the hospital and had the opportunity to present the various scarves and neck warmers to the Hospital Foundation for distribution to the patients. Wilma Hoffman, Project Facilitator at Bulkeley, oversees the club.  "I am thrilled that the students here have this wonderful fondness for knitting which helps them in many different aspects of their lives," said Ms. Hoffman about the club.
 
 
Dr. Petit, Wilma Hoffman, Paula Vining, volunteer, and students Bway Paw, Rosmery Pocasangre,  Juviesa Estela,  Maricelis Abreu,  Crysral Parrilla,  Gabriela Rosario greeting Dr. Petit with bags filled with items filled with items to donate to the Children’s Hospital
 
Dr. Petit admiring a scarf made by Gabriela Rosario
 
Gabriela Rosario, Juviesa  Estela, Rosmery Pocasangre admiring a baby sweater
 
Christine Paluf-Petit talking with the students and Wilma Hoffman
 
 Dr. Petit talking to the students about the positive aspects of volunteering
 

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