Over the past couple of semesters, Allyson McClellan and Bea Johnson, members of the Honors Student Association, have been working on a project to benefit Project Linus. Project Linus is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing “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.’” Since 1995, Project Linus has donated over 7 million blankets. Blankets can come in all shapes and sizes and Project Linus prides itself in providing as many blankets to those who need them as possible. This project is a beneficial and heartwarming opportunity to help the local children.
To provide an opportunity for students on campus to assist with this project, there will be a table set up in the library during the week of Oct. 14 – Oct. 18. Instructions will be laid out on the table along with a sample, loose fleece, scissors, a ruler and all other supplies needed to complete one blanket. Feel free to complete as many blankets as you have time to do. Also, completing blankets can count for service hours if you are a member of the Honors Student Association or any other organization with service hour requirements.
Contact Allyson McClellan or Bea Johnson via email with questions.