Colonie Central High School’s Life Skills Class: Cozy Blankets for a Cause!

two girls hold a blanket up
Life skills students sell blankets for a cause.

The Life Skills class at Colonie Central High School proves to be a enriching elective for all participating students. This class provides students with the opportunity to engage in the community, developing not only their social skills but also their proficiency in money management. The primary objective is to equip them for life in their community post-graduation. Mrs. Thompson, one of the dedicated Life Skills teachers, instills values of gratitude, compassion, and empathy in her students.

As the holiday season approaches, Thompson’s students are embodying the spirit of giving. They’re making a difference by selling cozy blankets, not only developing their social and money management skills but also spreading warmth and kindness to those in need with proceeds to support a homeless shelter in Albany. 

When asked, Thompson opened up about her decision to donate the proceeds to a homeless shelter. Reflecting on a recent experience, she recounted attending a show at Proctors with her father. During their outing, they generously handed a twenty-dollar bill to a homeless man. Thompson vividly described the heartfelt moment, emphasizing how the man embraced her father with gratitude, cherishing the gesture as if it were worth a million dollars. This encounter underscored the importance of recognizing the dignity of homeless individuals, especially as the cold weather approaches, noting  that every act of kindness, no matter how small, makes a meaningful impact.

Blankets now on sale 

If you’d like to contribute to the Life Skills class and purchase a cozy blanket, we’ve got you covered! Simply email Mrs. Thompson at to place your order.

These blankets come in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your style:

  • $30 for a 5ft wide by 6ft long blanket
  • $35 for a special order pattern or a 7ft long blanket

Choose from an array of fleece patterns, including Garnet & Gold, College colors, Sports teams (MLB, NFL), Floral prints, Animal prints, Plaids, and more! Don’t miss out – blankets will be available for purchase throughout the year.

Warm up your winter with a cozy blanket while supporting a fantastic cause!