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|What We Do†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† |
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 email@example.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!
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.
| 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
197 Mitchell Road Nottingham, NH 03290