Project Linus – May 22

Could there a more adorable name for an organization than Project Linus? I don’t think so. Would you like to guess what Project Linus is all about? Because I bet you could.

Project Linus is a national group that – what else? – provides blankets for children. You can donate time, money, or actual blankets which will go to kids who are ill, traumatized, or simply in need. I found out about the program from my friend Maribel, who runs the bi-monthly knitting group at my bookstore – you may remember me talking previously about trying to find a way to volunteer without actually knitting (“Not Knitting,” February 24, 2011). Well, payment came due today when I gave Maribel a donation for someone to knit a baby blanket. Her little group will make and donate ten blankets – Maribel has done more than her part by organizing the knitters, running the show, and shlepping so much yarn out of the craft store that someone had to actually help her to the bus.

Though I found Linus through an real, live person, I love that the age of the internet makes it so easy to find so many incredible ways to do a good deed. It gives a whole new upside to that tired old – and so very untrue – adage, “Those who can’t, teach.” Where’s what I’d like to change it to:

“Those who can, reach out.”

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4 Responses to Project Linus – May 22

  1. Sjaal Breien says:

    I found out about the program from my friend Maribel, who runs the bi-monthly knitting group at my bookstore – you may remember me talking previously about trying to find a way to volunteer without actually knitting . that’s great. thanks for the post. Sjaal Breien
    http://www.sjaalbreien.org

  2. Steffenie Kirkpatrick says:

    What a great program, Erin! My fiberarts guild is always looking for service projects (booties, chemo hats, preemie hats, bibs, slippers, afghans for wounded military, and on and on). Finally, one that appeals to both knitters, and weavers, like me. We have lots of crocheters, and a few quilters, too. I’ve already sent the link for Project Linus to the woman who heads up our guild activities – I’m sure it will be a winner.
    Thanks, Erin!

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