The Pillowcase Project teaches kids in grades 3-5 about personal and family preparedness and safety skills, local hazards and basic coping skills. Taught by American Red Cross AmeriCorps members, kids will engage in activites to learn about disaster preparedness and survival skills. Upon completion, participants receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit.
This in-person program will be limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration will be required.
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and the Richard M. Daley Library branch, along with community partners, wants to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time.
How to Attend
This event takes place in person. Due to space limitations, please include the total number of children and adults as attendees when you register.
The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority. We’re requiring all visitors over age 2 to wear masks that cover nose and mouth in order to attend this program. If you do not have a mask, we will provide disposable masks.
Stay home if you or someone in your group are experiencing symptoms of any illness per order of the Chicago Department of Public Health.
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