UW Law Students Give Back During Day of Service

Thanks to first-year UW Law School students, children suffering from serious illness or other life traumas will receive a little extra comfort in the form of a handmade blanket.

As part of their orientation, over 200 first year law students came together on August 29 for Community Outreach Day, the Law School's annual day of service to the community. This is the second year the Law School has partnered with Project Linus, a group that makes and delivers blankets to area children in need. The event helped connect students' educational experience to public service, while giving the Class of 2015 a chance to get to know each other.

Working with Project Linus volunteers and local senior citizens, students tied, labeled and folded nearly 400 blankets for the children's charity. Students also designed the accompanying gift cards, and used scraps from the blankets to create more than 400 cat and dog toys for animals at the Dane County Humane Society.

Project Linus Coordinator Anne Urso says, "We are touched that the Law School participated in this project for the second year. It's efforts like this that keep our chapter going."

Submitted by Law School News on October 5, 2012

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