Fun and charity mix at Project Linus

One of my volunteer projects is making blankets for Project Linus.

Their two-part mission, as set forth on their webpage ( is:100_3514

*First :     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:        Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

We’ve certainly had plenty of fun! I recruit the whole family from time to time, and we cut and sew up stacks of fabric into homemade blankets.

And don’t worry if you don’t quilt! The organization also takes other blankets, too, including “tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. ”

Personally, in addition to the joy I get from creating something wonderful, I receive great satisfaction knowing that what I’m making could really cheer up a child in a hospital, or a homeless shelter.

Here’s the address for the Western North Carolina chapter–

and these are the drop-off sites!

For your convenience, there are locations around our area where you can drop off your new, handmade, washable, Project Linus blankets. Please be sure to leave your name and address with the blanket. Thank you!

Asheville, NC

A.C. Moore River Ridge Shopping Center 800 Fairview Road 828-299-0777

Hendersonville, NC

Grace Lutheran Church 1245 Sixth Avenue Mo-Fr {9:00a-4:00p}

Joann Fabrics, Blue Ridge Mall, take your blanket to the cutting table.

Weaverville, NC

Five Little Monkeys, 32 North Main Street, (828) 484-7200, Mon-Sat 10-6, Tues open til 8pm, closed Sunday

Check out the national website to find the chapter nearest you, and get those needles working!

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