Kozy Kids Club has kids in hospitals covered


Elle Brough

Kristine Chan, a senior, helps her friends make a blanket.

When walking into C12 at lunch on first and third Fridays, one will see groups of students gathered around tables, tying colorful fabric together. This is the Kozy Kids club, run by Talia Fine and Brandon Gee.

Fine, the president of the club, started it in her sophomore year due to personal experiences and those of family members in the hospital.

“She wanted to make the experiences of children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital better and brighter,” Gee said. “Also, hospitals are cold.”

Members of the club range from freshmen to seniors. Most of the new members said that they heard about it through clubs fair or through their friends.

“When I heard about it, I thought it was a really cool idea and thought it would be really fun,” said Allison Raisner, a freshman.

Other members enjoy the atmosphere of the club.

Ella Duarte, a freshman, said, “The blankets are cool, and you get to hang out with your friends while helping others.”

Though the atmosphere at Kozy Kids club is relaxed, some students put a competitive spin on making the blankets.

Sophomore Morgan Hawes said, “It’s a challenge to get as many blankets done as possible.”

Last year, Kozy Kids club was very successful, making about 40 blankets.

This year, they plan to continue making blankets and drop them off at the hospital later in the year. Gee said that they “might do some fundraising depending on whether or not we can get someone to take over the club.”

As both Gee and Fine are seniors this year, the Kozy Kids club will need someone new to run it next year.

Samantha Tolu, a senior, has been a part of Kozy Kids since the beginning and is proud of how the club has developed over the years.

Tolu said, “I really hope someone does take over the club because it was a great idea on Talia’s part. It’s such an easy thing to do, and we can still make a big difference.”

For those who would like to attend the Kozy Kids club, they meet first and third Fridays of the month at lunch in C12.