Oakville HS sewing class makes koala mittens, joey pouches to help displaced Australian animals

"They're sewing sets of joey pouches and they were all like, 'Yes, that's it. Like, we know what that is, it's relevant to us, and we can actually help! Like... we're in.'

Alex Degman
January 13, 2020 - 8:55 pm
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OAKVILLE (KMOX) -- Sewing students at Oakville High School are joining thousands of people worldwide making things to help homeless animals in Australia.

Kangaroos need joey pouches and koalas need mittens to help their burned paws heal. Jamie Daughaday's intermediate and advanced sewing students are spending the week making the pouches.



"If you can give, you should give," Daughaday says. "I try to instill that in my students too -- if they have a talent and they can use it for good, you should. We kind of worked together to pick this project."

Daughaday incorporates a service project at the start of every semester. Perusing social media she noticed people around the world were making things to help animals displaced by the wildfires.

"It was the beginning of the semester, first day, first thing in the morning. But after I showed them the video, they were all like, 'yes, that's it. Like, we know what that is, it's relevant to us, and we can actually help? Like... we're in."

The students are making four sets of pouches that will be sent to a regional group organizing relief efforts -- they'll be combined with other projects and sent down.

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