Service Learning

photo & infant toy donation courtesy of Harrah Newman

photo & infant toy donation courtesy of Harrah Newman

Service learning is a method of teaching that combines formal instruction with a related service in the community. As a teaching method, service learning is best categorized as a form of experiential education.  At Blankie Depot, we have led serving learning programs in public, private and charter schools, NJ Universities, with Scouts (boys & girls), at special needs daycamps, at YMCA’s and in library and museum settings.

All of the service learning programs we support aim to engage students in volunteerism, introduce the concept of public service and community outreach and offer the opportunity to create a handmade quilt, toy or afghan to comfort their fragile peers undergoing medical treatment or experiencing trauma.

To date, more than 45,000 NJ students are come through service programs connected to our organization.  Our service learning application process begins here:  http://blankiedepo.org/service/youth_registration.html

If you are interested in coordinating a service learning project with us, contact the Director, Hillary Roberts: director@blankiedepo.org