Angelica’s Altar Guild has an upcoming service project this October. We will be making blankets to donate to Project Linus, Dearborn Chapter on October 20th from 9am to 2pm.
This chapter began in 2003, and has delivered over 16,000 blankets for children in need to:
- Pregnancy Centers like Lennon and Vista Maria
- Safe Houses
- “Now I Lay Me Down” – which is a volunteer group who makes beds for children who do not have one
- Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Some general occurrences for donations are accidents or fires where children are involved.
NO SEWING REQUIRED
- 1 1/2 yards fleece for each blanket to be made
- (not Luxe) Get Blizzard or Anti-Pill from Jo-Ann Fabrics
- SHARP scissors to cut through several layers of fleece
- Don’t forget your lunch!!
If you don’t want to shop, it is approximately $10 per blanket.
If you can, please get your fleece or donation to Jill beforehand so she can buy and prepare the fleece.
Anyone who wants to machine sew at our gathering, please contact Jill and she will get you info.
Any questions, please contact Jill Holls (cell 313-204-7636 or email Shmill00@aol.com)
More information – please see bulletin board in the narthex
HOW CAN I HELP?
Make a blanket and donate it to your local Project Linus chapter. They will take your blanket to a facility where it will be given to a deserving child.
I HAVE FABRIC OR OTHER BLANKET-MAKING
MATERIALS TO DONATE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Contact the Dearborn Chapter of Project Linus or Volunteers, Sue Holls (313-388-5008) or Jill Holls (313-204-7636)
WHAT TYPE OF BLANKETS DOES PROJECT LINUS ACCEPT?
They accept NEW, HANDMADE, WASHABLE, blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years. Project Linus blankets are not donated to adults. We accept all sizes and styles. Project Linus blankets must be of excellent quality and free from contaminants.
WHAT ABOUT SIZES?
Project Linus donates blankets to children, infants through teens. For example, blankets could be as small as 36″ × 36.” Most Project Linus blankets are about 40″ × 60″, or what is called “crib size.” Blankets could be as large as twin size for teens (54″ x 72″)
I KNOW A CHILD WHO NEEDS A BLANKET. WHAT CAN I DO?
Most children receive a Project Linus blanket through a local hospital, shelter, or other agency. If you know a child in crisis who will not likely get a Project Linus blanket from one of these facilities, please contact our liaisons.
WHERE CAN I FIND A LOCAL PROJECT LINUS CHAPTER?
By visiting the website www.ProjectLinus.org.