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HOW COLD IS IT ???????
Doesn't it feel good to crawl into a nice warm bed every evening? We are the lucky ones. There are children who are cold all night long. And we need to step up to help. We have volunteers to make blankets, but we are low on funds, and are in desperate need of quilt batting. Will you help these kids stay warm at night? Even a couple of dollars makes a difference. All donations are spent on the children. Volunteers do not receive compensation for supplies, gas, etc., as we are true volunteers. So please help us help the children. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you. Maureen, Teri and Sandra.

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Blanketeers

Coordinator:
Maureen Brown
Assistant:
Teri Schlemmer
Members:
Sandra Singvongsa

Links Section


THE STORK PROJECT

NATIONAL PROJECT LINUS WEBSITE

10 MINUTE QUILT BLOCKS

THE SEWING TREE

LISA'S STITCHING POST

QUILT BLOCK IDEAS

WOMENAID

CROOKED BROOK FLEECE

FREE PATTERNS WEBSITE

BEV'S COUNTRY COTTAGE
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During 2013, we delivered 3,020 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.

 
What You Can Do 

How can you help? If you can make a blanket, we will take it!! Please remember, it must be hand made and machine washable. If you are not the crafty type, please consider donating supplies or gift cards. Many times a volunteer is retired, on a fixed income, and has a great desire to craft blankets for children. Yet, they do not have the financial resources to do so. With the yarn and fabric donations, we are able to provide these crafters with all the supplies they need to make a blanket.During the past year, the donations have dwindled, and we were not able to fulfill all of our incoming requests for blankets. While I am sure this is due to the economy, we must remember that in these times, those children in cold houses or living in shelters need us more than ever.

PLEASE SUPPORT FRIENDS OF PROJECT LINUS YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!!

Wholesale Fleece Blankets Click on the links in the left column to visit Crooked Brook's website. In addition to wholesale fleece blankets, Crooked Brook offers wholesale sweatshirt blankets, wholesale fleece baby blankets and personalized fleece blankets. The method of decoration they use to customize blankets is embroidery. When mistakes happens (or sometimes it's just a smudge that can be washed out), they have perfectly good blankets they can't sell and these are the blankets they donate to Project Linus chapters. These blankets are ideal fo cutting down and crocheting around the edges or making No Sew Fleece Blankets. Contact them at info@crookedbrook.com. Our Project Linus chapter has received several boxes of donated fleece blankets from Crooked Brook. Thank you, Crooked Brook!

 
High School Community Service Project
Campbell High School sophomore Adam L. spent about 30 hours making these beautiful fleece blankets for our chapter! It's a win win when NH's high school students make blankets for Project Linus! Way to go Adam!


 Brownie Troop Holiday Service Project
This year our chapter of Project Linus was the recipient of Brownie Troop 20910ís Holiday Service Project. The Brownies, mostly 2nd graders, made 8 fringed fleece blankets which arrived on December 14. The blankets are beautiful and we would like to thank troop 20910 for their contribution!


 



Blanket recipient Wentworth Douglass Hospital

That is one snuggly quilt!

 Blanket Specifications

Project Linus blankets must be new, handmade and washable, as ourmission 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.

We like to have a variety of sizes on hand. For example, blankets could be as small as 36" X 36". The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40" X 60", or what is called crib size. Blankets could be as large as 45"X 75" or twin size (64" x 75") for teens. Our chapter is in need of all sizes right now, as we have very few blankets.
Whether they are made of fabric, yarn or fleece, all blankets need to be machine washable.
Please take special care to ensure that blankets are free of smoky smells or any chemicals which could jeopardize the health of the child.
Check blankets carefully for forgotton pins, and please do not use embellishments such as buttons that could come loose and be swallowed.
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Does your school require hours of community service? If so, let me 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 an email to me: nhseacoastprojectlinus@comcast.net


 
 
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