A free pattern has been added to the website, a gift from Rob Appell Designs, Morro Bay, California. Visit Rob’s website for other beautiful patterns available for purchase. This connection with Rob happened because we said “hello” and started talking about Project Linus and what we do for kids. It proves that people care and want to help.
What a great day meeting all the wonderful people who care so much about others and want to help by making fleece blankets for children in need of a hug! Yesterday students at Washington State University Vancouver met a number of local nonprofits to learn how they could give back to their communities. Jodene and Walter had a table for Project Linus. We told students about Project Linus, showed them how easy it was to make fleece blankets, and got them involved making four blankets for next week’s shipment to New York City to help children affect by Hurricane Sandy.
Several students expressed strong interest in continuing to make fleece blankets for the Portland/Vancouver Chapter of Project Linus and we are working to build a partnership with a campus club in support of those students. We think that we can provide the fleece cut to length with the fringe cut so that they can snip the holes and thread the knot.
Next we’ll be looking for funding for the fabric – but this is a win-win for getting young people involved in volunteer charitable work, getting blankets made to meet the ever-increasing needs, and meet the full spirit of the Project Linus Mission.
We’re all in this together.
When a hurricane named Sandy ripped into the east coast, devastating children’s lives up and down the eastern seaboard, those of us in the rest of the country could do little more than watch and want desperately to help.
Project Linus, once again stepped up and blankets for children in need of a really big hug are on their way to eastern chapters from all over the country.
Yesterday we sent 25 blankets to Donna Clarke, a Coordinator from the Lower DelMarVA Chapter of Project Linus. We could not have done this without the help of Orion Medical Supply; they have provided in-kind shipping for our blankets for our chapter for years to help children in natural disasters and those participating in the Snowball Express. Orion stands willing to ship our excess blankets to Chapters across the country in desperate need. It is this kind of charitable help that makes it possible for us to help people just as if they were our neighbors.
THANK YOU Orion Medical Supply for your continued support that makes it possible to put one of our blankets on a child beyond our ability to drive!
We are pleased that we are launching our new chapter website. It has been a long time coming and would still be on the back burner if it wasn’t for Walter. He has spent hours learning how and then worked hard to put together this website for us. We hope you enjoy the new look and come back often to visit and see new postings and how it continues to develop.
Walter has shown again that he can do just about anything he sets his mind to – I love and appreciate him so much! Thanks for a job well done. (I promise that both cars will soon be in the garage for the winter.)
We need pictures of Project Linus quilts for the Photo Gallery. Email your photos, include a very short story of its making, and we’ll post your quilt in the Photo Gallery section of the website.