Local student donates blankets despite house fire
A fire last month destroyed the house where Rosetta Pierce, 15, lived with her family, including her six younger siblings.
Even with the fire, Rosetta continued to work on a project of making quilts for Delaware Kozy Kovers for Kids. The project tries to provide a handmade blanket to every child who enters the Delaware Foster Care program.
More than 1,700 blankets have been donated. Rosetta, a Central Middle School student, recently donated 10 handmade quilts.
How did you come up with the idea to make the quilts?
My mentor [Elanye Starkey] had asked me what kind of project I would like to do. She was naming off things that we can do and making quilts just happened to be one of them that I wanted to do.
Why did you decide to make them?
I know that some people can’t afford too many things in their life and they struggle to get so much so I decided to make blankets for them and donate them.
Why did you make the quilts even though your family suffered loss in a fire?
I know what happened to us was terrible, but I still had the things I needed. But there were still people out there who didn’t have a whole lot so I gave the quilts away [even though I knew] that we didn’t have too many blankets and stuff for us. But I knew we would manage so I just wanted to donate the blankets.
What do you want to do after you go to high school?
I would like to continue to make blankets for others. Besides making me happy, it would make a lot of other people happy. I will also be going to college, finding a job, and planning to still help people by giving back to the community.