Both locally and nationally, the requests for Project Linus blankets to be given to the Katrina refugee children is huge. For those of you that don’t know about Project Linus, more info is available at http://www.projectlinus.org/. Basically, they are a national organization designed to provide blankets to children in traumatic situations.
There are many families with children being relocated to East Tennessee into shelters and temporary housing as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Project Linus wants to make sure each of these children have a homemade blanket to help them through this devasting time. Once they meet the needs of shelters in East Tennessee, any additional blankets will be sent to other Project Linus organizations that are serving the Katrina displaced children in their areas.
Project Linus is holding a fleece blanket making night at the Moose Lodge in Oak Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 8th from 5:30 PM until they are done. If you’d like to help, come on down. If you can’t get there by 5:30 that is fine, join them when you can and stay as long as you are able. You need only bring yourself, but if you want to bring scissors (label with your name), that would help. If you’d like to bring more fleece, that would be great, too. Some fleece is in panels and you should have them cut it into individual panels. If you buy it by the yard, fleece for baby blankets should be 1 yard, toddlers and older 1 – 1/2 yard and teens can be 1- 1/2 yards or 2 yards long. If you have any questions, please e-mail me or leave a comment.