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01-10-2011, 02:08 PM #1
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Im sure most of you know about it but for those who dont and love to make afghans- there is a wonderful charity called "project Linus" (after linus from the peanuts who loves his blankie) they ask you to donate handmade blankets to them. It is a nationwide organization. I believe they also take yarn if you wish to donate some of your stash
They give blankets to children in trammatic situations. For example sick kids in the hospital or survivors of natural disasters,ect.
I volunteered with the Red Cross (as a nurse) for a massive flood in my area, and in walked these ladies with a blanket for every child in the shelter One mom was so thrilled because her little 3 year old boy had a favorite "blankie" and it was sadly lost in the flood. So she was so happy to pick out a new blankie just for him
Its a wonderful thing to do if you like to make blankets but dont know what to do with them later. They take baby blankets too
Project Linus National Headquarters is the link and you can contact someone in your area if your interested
- 01-10-2011, 02:17 PM #2
I've heard about this but haven't looked into it yet. Most of my 'spare' lapgans go to my Mom's church ladies. Although I could do a couple for this when I'm done with current projects. I have two full sized afgans I'm currently making. (Trying to reduce my current stash.) I think they're too big for something like this so I'm thinking of handing them over to a local homeless shelter / organization. I'll keep this in mind.
01-10-2011, 02:42 PM #3
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Ren, they do take blankets for teens also so if you are worried about them being too big for children there are plenty of teens that would love to have a blanket But the homeless shelter is also a wonderful idea
01-10-2011, 04:11 PM #4
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Thank you for this link. I also "Liked" it on FaceBook. This is a very worthy cause.
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