Last week we received gifts of new, hand-made blankets lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." The Blanketters are volunteers with Project Linus, a group of volunteers who sew blankets and afghans to donate to different organizations who serve children that are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of some soft and cuddly warmth.
Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Gail, a volunteer that has worked for three years with The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, sorts and gives out the blankets to each of our programs including Adoption, Child’s Way®, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital.
"It’s the one constant we have for the children, something every organization can count on," said Gail. Every child that is admitted into The Children's Home & Lemieux Family Center receives a blanket or afghan that they can use during their stay and eventually go home with.
Project Linus has distributed over three million blankets to children in need since they were established in 1995 and each month they deliver at least 40 hand-made blankets and bibs to our facility. We thank all of the amazing volunteers at Project Linus who help make sure all of the children we serve have a special blanket of their own!
Maybe you can lend your sewing, knitting or crocheting skills to this great organization by volunteering. What a great way to know that your handiwork is so appriciate by kids in need at The Children's Home!