I recently read about Project Linus on www.anniesattic.com. They provide a wonderful listing of Charities that use homemade items. Annie’s Attic also provide patterns for some of these items as well. I think it’s a wonderful thing that they do besides the “free pattern of the day”. I am addicted to checking the free pattern EVERY SINGLE DAY! I love to create things but I also love to help others, especially children, so I looked into Project Linus.
Project Linus is based on the character “Linus” from Peanuts who always carried around a blanket. The concept is to provide comfort to children who have been abused or suffered from some sort of trauma by giving them their own homemade blanket.
I discovered that there is a chapter here but they are in Anchorage and there was no one to represent the Fairbanks area. I have decided to work with the Alaska Chapter and represent Fairbanks. I have contacted 3 places who will gladly accept blankets for the children they see.
- American Red Cross Tanana Valley Chapter
- Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
- Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Emergency Room
Now I just need some Blanketeers to help build up the blanket stash so we can keep them supplies. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out!