While browsing a local yarn store, Knitting Needles, I discovered that it was a drop off location for Project Linus. As their pamphlet indicates, Project Linus is "a 100% volunteer...non-profit, national organization with a two fold mission:
- Give new, handmade blankets to comfort seriously ill or traumatized children by a 'blanket hug'
- Provide a rewarding service opportunity for local communities to benefit their local children."
The only requirement is that the blankets must be new, homemade, washable and safe.
As soon as I read the pamphlet, tears came to my eyes. I thought 'What a great idea!' and immediately asked the shop employee how to get involved. I told her that I was a new knitter who was looking to help and she said if I felt a blanket was too much too soon, I could donate small 8x8 patches that then can be stitched together to make a larger blanket by a local senior center that helps them.
For more information about this great organization, check here.