Monday, January 3, 2011

Project Linus - Sewing For Others

 I hate to let go of any of my fabric but if I know that it will be enjoyed by someone else it makes the seperation easier.

In the past I have shared a couple of places that you can donate your handmade items. Are you ready for another resource that can use your talents and time? Project Linus is a well organized and very productive group that provides warmth for children in need.

The volunteers, known as “blanketeers,” provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18. It is Project Linus’ policy to accept blankets of all sizes, depending on local chapter needs. All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.

Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter  works together to achieve the goal which is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by the volunteers. Since 1995 they have distributed over 3 million blankets to those in need.

Linus, of Charlie Brown fame, found great comfort in his blanket. Won't you spend a little time this month creating something that will give a child that same sense of security?

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