Project Linus

 

Background

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Project Linus is an amazing charity that provides new, handmade, washable blankets, quilts or afghans created with love by volunteer “Blanketeers” to children who are seriously ill or have been through a traumatic event.  Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization and was started December 24, 1995 when Karen Loucks-Baker of Parker, Colorado read an article about a child who said her “security blanket” had helped her make it through her chemotherapy treatments.  That’s when Karen decided to start making security blankets - See the following Youtube video for more about the history of Project Linus:

 

 

The first Manitoba Chapter of Project Linus was started in October 2006 and since its inception, it has grown to four chapters (Stonewall, Westman, Selkirk, and Lorette) with over 250 blanketeers that have distributed over 4,000 blankets to kids in difficult times in Manitoba!

 

So you want to help!

There are many ways you can help Project Linus Canada:Blue-Yellow Charity Quilt2

  1. Let Project Linus Canada volunteers know of children in need.
  2. Become a blanketeer.  See this brochure for more info.
  3. Donate fabric, notions or yarn.
  4. Help organize, sort and mark blankets.
  5. Help distribute blankets to locations such as fire departments, police departments, mental health crisis centers, hospitals, and shelters.
  6. Donate a tax deductible monetary gift.  Financial donations collected in Manitoba stay in Manitoba to support Manitoba chapters.  Click here for a form to use to donate!

Contact the Brandon (Westman) Regional Coordinator to assist with any of the above.

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