As part of a social studies unit, the first-grade students at Brook Park School in LaGrange Park made 15 baby blankets to donate to Project Baby Blankets, a nonprofit organization that provides blankets and hats to babies in the neo-natal intensive care units at area hospitals. Pictured above are representatives from each first-grade classroom (from left) Finnegan Peterson, Amelia Jani, Alanna Gardner, Giavana Vitalo, Rukia Alexander and Mahiya Hala. | Photo courtesy of Michele Schaffer

As part of a social studies unit, the first-grade students at Brook Park School in LaGrange Park made 15 baby blankets to donate to Project Baby Blankets, a nonprofit organization that provides blankets and hats to babies in the neo-natal intensive care units at area hospitals. Pictured above are representatives from each first-grade classroom (from left) Finnegan Peterson, Amelia Jani, Alanna Gardner, Giavana Vitalo, Rukia Alexander and Mahiya Hala.