Monday, June 4, 2007

Project Linus

Having found a little extra time due to scheduling issues, I visited, the website of the Volunteer Center for Howard County, MD to see what looked interesting. I scanned the listings for activities that could fit into a couple of hours at a time and that would in some way benefit cancer patients.

I found Project Linus:

Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission:

First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

I contacted the reps for the local chapter of Project Linus who responded with a description of their work:

Anytime there is a child in trauma we try to distribute a blanket. Below are some of the places to which we have delivered:
* Howard County Pediatric Emergency and NICU
* Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cardiology and Kidney Units
* Baltimore Abuse Crisis Center
* Kennedy Kreiger
* St. Agnes Hospital
* Grassroots
* Sarah’s House
* House of Ruth

Project Linus also delivers to hospitals that serve pediatric cancer patients. So I will be making blankets!

To find a Project Linus near you, visit
Thanks for reading my blog!
~ Elizabeth!

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