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.