February 3, 2016
West Hartford, Connecticut
On a snowy evening in February, a group of young women from the University of Saint Joseph gathered to lend a comforting hand to new moms who will be receiving a glider rocking chair this year. The “knot tying bee” was organized by the University’s Coordinator of Community Engagement, Karonica Davidson. Her office had reached out to Rocking Chair Project founder, Trish Magee, to see how they could help. A few days later “Knots for Newborns” became a reality. Students gathered around two large communal tables, and in a single hour, managed to construct 17 large fleece blankets. The group has plans for another session soon, and hopes the idea will spread to other campuses around the country.