>> Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Chances are you're familiar with the Peanuts character Linus and his love for his blanket. That tattered blanket was always with him providing him with feelings of comfort and security. Providing those feelings of warmth, comfort and security are at the heart of Project Linus. Project Linus provides blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or in some other way in need of such comfort.
If you're interested in helping out Project Linus, there are many ways to do so. You can become a "blanketeer". That's Project Linus' term for volunteers who provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given to seriously ill or traumatized children. You don't have to be able to sew to make a blanket. Project Linus not only accepts quilts and hand sewn blankets but also accepts knitted or crocheted afghans, fleece blankets and tied comforters. Blankets must be handmade, washable, free of pins and come from smoke-free environments.
In addition to being a "blanketeer", you can also contribute your time by distributing the blankets or starting your own local chapter. You can also make a tax deductible donation or help them earn funds while shopping/searching online. You can read more about these giving opportunities here.
If you are interested in learning more about Project Linus, check out their website.
Project Linus: another small way to give big.