Megan AugustaLinks Section
|What We Do |
During 2017, we delivered over 2,400 blankets to local hospitals, shelters, children centers and the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). When children are removed from abusive environments, they spend time with the social worker while a foster parent is located. The social worker allows the child to go to the blanket closet to choose their very own blanket. When the child chooses a blanket, they are surrounded with love and security, and it is usually the first time the social worker sees a smile. We also ensure that any child who loses a parent or sibling to the current war is comforted with a blanket.
|Community Service Opportunity |
Are you looking for a rewarding way to give back to your community? Consider becoming a Blanketeer. We accept handmade quilts, knitted and crocheted afghans, and no-sew fleece.
Does your school require hours of community service? If so, let us know....the children need your help. You don't need any craft knowledge, sewing skill, etc. Maybe you have some ideas? Most of the projects can be done in your own home, so you don't need to worry about travel. Send us an email: nhseacoastprojectlinus
Project Linus blankets must be new, handmade and washable, as our mission is to donate only handmade blankets. We receive thank you notes from children who express how touched they are that a stranger would take the time to make something special just for them. They really know the difference. Purchased blankets are nice, but handmade blankets are from the heart, just like a warm hug. Some Blanketeers will use a purchased blanket and then add loving touches such as appliques, crocheted trim around the edges, etc. These are perfectly acceptable, as they are unique and special.
|Make a Blanket Day in Portsmouth|
Thank you everyone who joined us!
Saturday, June 17th 10am-2pm
Saint John's Lodge 351 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH
Help us make blankets for children in need of security and warmth that only a blanket can provide.
We will be making No-Sew Fleece Blankets and more!
No experience necessary If you are a quilter - we will have fabric and iron /ironing board. Please bring your own sewing machine. If you crochet or knit - we will have yarn. Please bring your own crochet hooks or knitting needles.
Door Prizes, Children's Activity, Light Refreshments
FREE event Donations welcomed. Feel free to bring your own fleece blanket kit/material, if you would like.
*Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
9 McCarron Road Deerfield, NH 03037