Monthly Archives: July 2015

Healing children, one blanket at a time

Once again this year on Tuesday August 11th, NWPA Project Linus has a very unique and exciting opportunity to take part in this one day event- Erie Gives from 8:00am – 8:00pm @ We have qualified and are registered for this event.

 We would ask that if you give to a charity throughout the year that you would consider donating to NWPA Project Linus on that day.  Last year our NWPA Project Linus raised with your generous help nearly 700.00. Over all 2.5 Million dollars were raised in this 12 hours of fund raising here in Erie. That is an incredible amount and we continue to have a very generous Community.

 Your donation to NWPA Project Linus would assist us to purchase blanket making materials to help us meet the growing need in our Community of children in need. Last year we gave out 2,307 blankets to children in Hospitals, Shelters, Office of Children & Youth Service and many other Agencies that provide a service for Children in need.

 What is Project Linus?

Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization providing handmade security blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or in need. Our blanketeers make handmade blankets to give to these babies and children to keep. Our goal is to help these little ones through whatever they are going through, be it an illness, hospital stay, surgery, tragedy, loss of a loved one, whatever the trauma with the love and comfort of a security blanket.

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.


Day and Time: The event takes place on August 11. You have 12 hours to make your donation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.

Gift Amount: The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give. You can give up to 10 nonprofits per transaction.

Credit Cards: Only Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. The credit card processor charges a nominal fee per transaction. The Erie Community Foundation does not receive any fees. (Sorry credit card gift cards will not be accepted.)

Prorated Match: The Erie Community Foundation will enhance each donor’s gift by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit. The Foundation will divide a total of $220,000 ($100,000 provided by The Erie Community Foundation, $50,000 provided by GE Transportation and $30,000 provided by Erie Insurance:25,000  provided by Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 5,000 Eriez Magnetics) among the participating nonprofits. The more a nonprofit raises the more of the $220,000 the nonprofit will receive.

Your Receipt: You will receive an email receipt of your gift; please retain it for tax purposes. Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your donor information will be sent to the appropriate organizations.

Please consider donating for this wonderful cause!

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