Time, Talent, Treasure, and Economics
Young people make blankets as comfort items for a population in need. They explore options and make a decision about what project they want to do based on need, analysis, and opportunity cost.
Giving homemade blankets to help people who are homeless or young people in the hospital is a form of philanthropy (giving treasure). What is the best way to donate? Using a decision-making model, the young people compare blanket projects and determine whether they have the time, talent, and treasure to help fill a need. They determine what their opportunity cost will be to participate in the project. Finally they will vote for the project of their choice.
— Bob Keeshan, also known as Captain Kangaroo, said, "ABC Quilts are love letters to the world."