I’m always on the lookout for great soul food and I have found another one: Project Linus, Providing security through blankets. In 1995, Karen Loucks read an article in Parade magazine about a child going through chemotherapy who had a blanket that helped her through it all. The idea for Project Linus was born.
Since then, Project Linus has grown with chapters in nearly every state in the United States with over 3 million blankets given out. Blankets can be quilted, knit, crocheted, sewn or tied. They can be any size, made for children going through trauma from ages 0-18. The website offers free patterns for blankets if you need a place to start. Don’t know how to quilt or knit, you can also donate supplies.
The mission of Project Linus is two-fold. They want to provide a blanket for every child going through some sort of trauma and they want to provide you a sense of “feel good” by giving of your time. Check out their website for information on becoming Blanketeer!