Phoenix students help ‘ConKerr Cancer’ once again

Phoenix Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Terri Brown (left) shows an example of the pillow cases her students made this year.

Phoenix Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Terri Brown (left) shows an example of the pillow cases her students made this year. Brown donated the box of nearly 50 pillow cases to ConKerr Cancer’s Joleen Adkins at Monday’s Delavan Lions Club meeting. 

Students at Phoenix Middle School have once again helped “ConKerr Cancer.”

Last year, students in Terri Brown’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes made 18 pillow cases and donated them to the ConKerr Cancer Organization. The group then distributes the pillow cases to hospitals where they are given to children receiving long-term care.

This year, the students really embraced the project and made nearly 50 cases, Brown said.

On Monday, Brown brought the box full of pillow cases and to the Lions Club’s May meeting at Greenies Clubhouse in Delavan and made the donation to Joleen Adkins, ConKerr Cancer’s Madison Area Coordinator. The Delavan Lion’s Club helped spearhead the project by providing funding for materials for Brown’s class last year.

The Delavan-Darien School District will continue to accept donations for the pillowcase materials for next school year so students can continue to create the cases for children with cancer as an ongoing service project.

The kids who sewed the pillowcases enjoyed learning the skills needed to create them. They really enjoyed the fact that they can use their sewing knowledge to help other kids in need feel special as they battle this life-changing illness, Brown said.

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