Part of our job each quarter and year is to report to National how many blankets we give and to whom. Here’s our 2012 Annual Report:
Please remember that these just aren’t “numbers” and “places” but children and families – lives touched by our chapter.
From July 2001 through December 2012, the Portland/Vancouver Chapter has given 34,417 blankets to children in need of a hug.
During the 4th Quarter of 2012 we received 967 blankets and gave 1,092 blankets.
For the year we gave 3,311 blankets to the following organizations:
Bags of Love
Clackamas Co Community Health
Clark Co DSHS
Community Action Family Shelter
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital
Multnomah Co ECS
Multnomah Communicy Health
Multnomah Co Children’s Services
Oregon State Police
Providence St Vincent Hospital
Randall Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
Salmon Creek NICU
Washington Co DSHS
Lisa has completed her first quilt – way to go, Lisa!
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 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.