Changing the community one blanket at a time

Cozy club snuggles up to idea of benevolence


Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

Last month, Sam Monahan ’18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all of the clubs at school focused on generally academic or athletic goals, she wanted to bring back a school-wide focus on benevolence. Her pitch was chartered, and Cozy Club was formed. “Cozy Club’s mission is to make service fun and more common in school. We gather weekly to make tie blankets, and then deliver them to children in homeless shelters and hospitals around the Twin Cities,” explains Monahan.

As self-proclaimed “mom” of the junior class, Monahan admits, “Honestly I just want to help kids. I love nannying and children, so I decided why not use my passion for good?”

Monahan and classmate, Lucia Warner ’18, are co-leaders of the club. Each week, the duo goes out and purchase fleece and snacks to bring to their meetings. Although both girls technically lead the club, Warner gives her partner the credit. “It was really just Sam’s idea… she really just wanted to do something to help the greater community,” says Warner.

The commitment level is low, and all are welcome. “We are looking for people who want to have fun, who want to help, and who want to just come tie some blankets while listening to music and eating snacks!” says Warner.

The new club meets every Wednesday during TASC in Ms. Shaw’s room.