|Project Linus Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin|
| 172 blankets were recently delivered to the children in Moore OK|
Planning for our next annual Make a Blanket Day is in the works.
Please keep your calendar cleared for Saturday February 15, 2014.
We will again be making blankets at the Fond du Lac Senior Center
between 10 AM and 3 PM on Saturday February 15th.
| JOIN OTHER BLANKETEERS AT OUR MONTHLY GATHERINGS !!
Stop by and see what Project Linus is all about and how You can get involved. Something for everyone !!
Teen Nights are at Youth for Christ Building
303 E 9th Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30-8:30 PM
Blanket Bees are held at Mugs Coffeehouse in Ripon
307 Watson St, Ripon
Ripon, WI 54971
EVERY 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 5:00-7:00 PM
General Meetings are at the Fond du Lac Senior Center
151 E 1st Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
EVERY 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30-9:00 PM
2013/2014 Monthly Meetings and Events are as follows:
10/10/13 Teen Night at Youth for Christ building, 303 E 9th St, Fond du Lac
10/17/13 Blanket Bee at Mugs Coffeehouse, Ripon
10/24/13 General Meeting at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 1st St, Fond du Lac
11/14/13 Teen Night at Youth for Christ building, 303 E 9th St, Fond du Lac
11/21/13 Blanket Bee at Mugs Coffeehouse, 307 Watson St, Ripon
11/21/13 General Meeting at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 1st St, Fond du Lac (Note Change due to Holiday)
12/12/13 Teen Night at Youth for Christ building, 303 E 9th St, Fond du Lac
12/19/13 Blanket Bee at Mugs Coffeehouse, 307 Watson St, Ripon
12/19/13 General Meeting at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 1st St, Fond du Lac (Note Change due to Holiday)
1/9/14 Teen Night at Youth for Christ building, 303 E 9th St, Fond du Lac
1/16/14 Blanket Bee at Mugs Coffeehouse, 307 Watson St, Ripon
1/23/14 General Meeting at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 1st St, Fond du Lac
2/13/14 Teen Night at Youth for Christ building, 303 E 9th St, Fond du Lac
2/20/14 Blanket Bee at Mugs Coffeehouse, 307 Watson St, Ripon
2/27/14 General Meeting at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 1st St, Fond du Lac
3/13/14 Teen Night at Youth for Christ building, 303 E 9th St, Fond du Lac
3/20/14 Blanket Bee at Mugs Coffeehouse, 307 Watson St, Ripon
3/27/14 General Meeting at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 1st St, Fond du Lac
**Notes from 2011 Blanket Day our 1st at the Fond du Lac Senior Center. Approximately 50 volunteers created 223 beautiful blankets for children in need.
2nd Annual Make A Blanket Day - American Legion Memorial Clubhouse of Fond du Lac
|**Upcoming Events to be posted here||PROJECT LINUS MISSIONS|
It is the mission of Project Linus 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”.
A BIG Thank You to ALL of the blanketeers whom have made donations, and to those who may either have a project in process or are thinking of starting one. All of you should feel good knowing that a child in need can have a little comfort thanks to you.
A little boy or girl will chose those blankets and know that they were handmade with love and will help to keep them safe and warm.
It is Project Linus's secondary mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
I know first hand that when I drop off the blankets to the recipient facilities, I get a big smile on my face just knowing how good those little children will feel when they recieve a blanket to take home with them.
|To A Child.... A Blanket Is.....|
"I would be willing to wager, that as a blanket maker receiving a compliment on a job well done, you may have responded: “Oh, it was so simple to make.
I'm glad to have something to do with my time that benefits somebody. I hear it often!
As a charitable organization, Project Linus reaches out with blankets to comfort children in need. As adults, we see blankets comforting children by offering a soft, warm, protective gift that they can wrap up in, cuddle with, or lie on or beneath.
We recognize the gift of a blanket as an outward sign that someone cares about the recipient in his/her current situation. All of that is true, but we must look farther.
Sometimes when I speak on behalf of Project Linus, I have the opportunity to speak to young children. On an elementary school visit, I asked a group of kids how a blanket can comfort a child. From a child, a blanket is so much more.
A blanket can be cuddled, hugged, slept with, used as a tent, a Superhero cape, a tablecloth for tea parties, a long dress, a sleeping bag, a shawl, a turtle shell, a hiding spot, a cape for a king or queen.
A blanket can be folded up and used as a pillow or wrapped around a secret treasure!
The list went on and on! The kids shared their ideas with exuberance, smiles and happy eyes!
No matter the situation or hardship, kids long to be kids, and it's obvious that blankets can take them places far beyond the confines of a hospital room, shelter or difficult condition.
Blankets are wonderful things, and blanket makers are extraordinary people. If you have merged your time and talent, fabric or yarn into a blanket for a child, you have given them not only the gift of a blanket, but fuel for their imagination and a tremendous boost of joy!
And you thought a blanket was such a simple thing!
--Kathy Kihm, Chapter Assistant for Project Linus Cincinnati"
| Fond du Lac County Chapter|
The Fond du Lac County Chapter of Project Linus is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Penny Kollmansberger, Chapter Coordinator, is looking for reliable volunteers to assist in orchestrating the activities of the Chapter. We welcome everyone, young and old, to get involved. There are many things to do both for organizing events and the biggest of all, making the blankets, quilts and afghans that are needed by the children out there who so desperately need to be wrapped with a hug.
Penny lives in Fond du Lac with her husband Mike. They recently became new Grandparents when their daughter, Robyn, gave birth to RaeElla Mae. Penny currently spends her free time spoiling RaeElla!
Please see the section to the left titled, "drop off sites" for further information on where YOU can drop off blankets in your area.
Thank you in advance for all of your love, kindness and dedication. We are very excited to be involved in this exciting journey. Join us... the rewards are endless !!
|PROJECT LINUS FOND DU LAC COUNTY, WISCONSIN|
381 Linden Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935