Project Linus is a national non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a blanket of security to children facing substantial distress in their lives. Headquartered in the Kansas City area, this organization has donated over 8.6 million blankets since its inception in 1995.
The Laurel Chapter (TLC) in North Carolina has been creating no-sew fleece blankets as an annual Outreach for Project Linus for the past 17 years. As of June, 2022 the chapter has created and donated more than of 380 blankets to the Western North Carolina Chapter of Project Linus. We are very proud of this accomplishment and plan to continue our donations.
Our annual Make-a-Blanket day has become a beloved tradition for TLC members. Every year we spend about 2 hours taping, cutting, tying, laughing, and chatting- in other words, having a great time–making 20 to 25 fleece blankets for this worthy cause.
The children receiving the blankets appreciate the cuddly, colorful warmth that a special blanket provides especially when in a crisis situation. These blankets provide warmth twice: once to us when we make them, and then again to those who receive them.
Project Linus is also supported by individual chapter members. Each month several TLC members create and donate quilts, crocheted afghans, no-sew fleece blankets and knitted dolls.
– Janet Stewart, Publicity, The Laurel Chapter