Broadalbin-Perth junior's 'Pillow Project' bringing smiles to senior citizens

Emily DeVito & WNYT Staff
Updated: September 15, 2020 03:53 PM
Created: September 15, 2020 03:50 PM

Broadalbin-Perth high school junior Zofia Jankowski decided to spend her time in quarantine doing something good.

She started The Pillow Project to bring smiles to the faces senior citizens.


Her brother, Jackson, loves pillows and gave her the idea.

Throughout the summer, Jankowski started to make tie pillows.

She brought the material for them with the money she earned from her summer job.

Zofia then thought about what she could do with the pillows and who has been greatly impacted by the pandemic.

She thought about the impact the pandemic has had on nursing homes and how isolated the people inside are. She dropped more than 50 pillows off to River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam on Monday.

The pillows brightened spirits at the nursing home.

Learn about how fulfilling the project was for both sides by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.

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