This is a shameless plug for a charity I believe in. If you haven’t heard of Project Linus nothing explains it better than their mission statement:
Project Linus is a non-profit 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.
I recently found out about PL and have joined the Dallas area group. What I have found is a group of loving, generous, fun women who get together for an incredibly good cause. If you sew, quilt, knit, crochet, or even make no-sew fleece blankets this is a wonderful cause to get involved in.
Be sure to read the blanket guidelines or drop by at least one meeting. They get blankets that have to be reworked and I know if would make the donors very sad if they knew this was required. So find out what they need — especially for the no-sew blankets.
When you get involved you make warm fuzzies in two ways — the blankets that go to the kids and the feelings you have about the project you complete 🙂
As a mom who has lost her only child Project Linus offers something special to me. I can’t make things for my son and I’m not going to have grandchildren to make things for so I make blankets for little children who are seriously ill, maybe taken away from their parents, or in some other bad circumstance. It’s a great feeling. And the feeling of community with the other wonderful members isn’t too shabby either.