Sunday, 21 April 2024
    Grandma's Wish for kids

    Grandma's Wish for kids

    When Angela Harris learnt children were attending her granddaughter's primary school class without pencil cases, the thought kept her up at night, ABC News reports. 

    "My darling Hailey, my granddaughter — she's just become a teacher – she said, 'There are kiddies out there that don't have a pencil case or a pencil'. It blew my mind," Ms Harris said.

    "I thought about it for a little while and then I decided, 'I sew, I'm going to make pencil cases'."

    With the cost of living crisis hitting families hard, many cannot afford to send their children to school with basic supplies — and it was this grandma's wish to change that.

    "I decided [on the name] Grandma's Wish — that is my wish, that every child will have the tools and the right to be able to say, 'This is my pencil case, it belongs to me'."

    Starting with a pile of scrap fabric, Ms Harris has put her love of quilting to use and made more than 200 pencil cases that have been distributed to local schools in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.

    "It's not only the pencil cases that children don't have — there are a lot of things they are missing out on," she said.


    Childers grandmother founds Grandma's Wish to make pencil cases for school children in need (ABC News)


    Some families cannot afford to send their children to school with vital supplies. Angela Harris is creating a solution from a pile of scrap fabric.(ABC Wide Bay)