American Red Cross Pillowcase Project

posted Sep 25, 2018, 9:36 AM by Xan Robinson

Recently, third and fourth grade students at both South Toe and Micaville Elementary Schools participated in the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project.  The Pillowcase Project was created by the American Red Cross after the organization learned that during Hurricane Katrina many people used pillowcases to carry their valuables when they evacuated.  In partnership with Disney, the Red Cross developed a multiyear effort to provide elementary school students with an emergency preparedness education program. This program includes information on how to stay safe during an emergency as well as provides a Disney-designed pillowcase to every participant.

Guided by nursing students from Lees McRae College, students at both elementary schools learned how to prevent and stay safe during a home fire.  To supplement the lesson, each student was given a workbook to help increase household preparedness levels in case of an emergency.  Additionally, each student was able to design a Disney-themed pillowcase to use as a personal preparedness kit.