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2013 TOTAL: 1,680

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FINISH A FLEECE BLANKET

PROJECT LINUS NATIONAL HOMEPAGE
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2014 Work Days
April 5
Westerville Public Library
12pm to 4pm
 
 
HISTORY

Project Linus began in 1995 as the brainchild of Karen Loucks, who saw an article in Parade Magazine titled Joy to the World. It was written by Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist, Eddie Adams. Part of the article featured a little girl who was comforted through her chemotherapy treatment by her blanket. Karen and some of her friends began making blankets and donating them to children at the local cancer care center. Since then, Project Linus has given over 2,000,000 blankets to children worldwide in a variety of stressful situations. Our name is taken from the Peanuts character that is never without a blanket of his own. Charles Schulz knew about Project Linus and approved the use of his lovable character in the cause of providing security blankets for needy children. As a result of Mr. Schulz' support, Project Linus blanketeers sew an identifying fabric tag with the Linus character on it to each blanket before delivery to the children.



Mission Statement

* Project Linus is a non-profit volunteer organization with a two-fold mission.

* First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."

* Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
 
2014 Make a Blanket Day
We are excited to partner with Columbus Academy in Gahanna for our 2014 Make a Blanket Day on Saturday, May 3. Join us from 9am to 3pm for a variety of activities, learn more about Project Linus, and introduce your children to a fun service project!
More details to come!

We are looking for financial sponsors for our 2014 MABD. If you are interested, or know a business or individual who might be willing to help, please contact Amy at colsprojectlinus@gmail.com
 www.GOFUNDME.com
You can now DONATE to our chapter through WWW.GOFUNDME.COM
Would you like to make a monetary donation to our chapter?
The average cost of making a blanket is $50. While some volunteers provide their own supplies, many have limited resources so we want to be able to provide supplies whenever necessary.

Funds are used for blanket making materials, postage, event supplies, and other chapter related events.
Can we count on your help in 2014?

http://www.gofundme.com/ColsProjLinus

We have raised over $300 just since the Fall 2013!
Thank you for your generosity!
 
Special Events in 2014
August 3 -- The Ohio State Fair. We will return to the DiSalle Arts Building as an "Artist in Residence" again this year. Volunteers will be needed for one day (4 hour shifts). More details will follow.
 Kroger Rewards
Did you know you can use your Kroger Rewards card to earn money for the Columbus Chapter, simply by doing your regular grocery shopping?

We have been assigned NPO number 95804.
Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Update or confirm your information.
Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
 

Join us for 2014!
WORK DAYS FOR 2014
Sunday, February 2 -- Joanns in Dublin, 1pm to 4pm
Sunday, February 23 -- Reynoldsburg Public Library, 1pm to 5pm
Saturday, April 5 -- Westerville Public Library, 12pm
Saturday, May 3 -- Annual MAKE A BLANKET DAY 9am to 3pm at Columbus Academy, Gahanna
Sunday, June 8 -- Joanns in Dublin, 1pm to 4pm


 
 COLUMBUS (OHIO) AREA CHAPTER
658 Ipswich Street  •  Westerville, OH 43081
: colsprojectlinus@gmail.com • phone: 614-327-1041

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