~ Project Linus Blanket Drive
The Rally is recruiting “Blanketeers” for our 2015 Blanket Drive to benefit Project Linus.
BLANKETEERS – Please bring your blankets to the Project Linus Collection Table in the Rally Reception/Information Tent. The collection table will be open February 25 – March 1 during regular Rally Reception/Information Center hours.
We are delighted to announce that CW/GS Rally will partner with Project Linus for a Blanket Drive during the CW/GS Rally. Project Linus is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug!
CW/GS Rally guests can get involved by knitting, crocheting, quilting blankets for donation and bringing them to the Rally. Children and new crafters can participate also by making no-sew fleece blankets.
Visit the Project Linus Facebook page to learn more about the important work this organization is doing around the nation.
So what are you waiting for? Here are some resources to help your get started on your blankets.
- Blankets can be crocheted, knitted, quilted or sewn. Any method is acceptable.
- Choose a soft, washable fabric or soft acrylic yarn. Colors should be age appropriate, colorful, bright and cheerful.
- Here are some approximate sizes (these are guidelines only, not absolutes):
Newborn baby – 25″by 30″-35″
Toddler – 35″ by 40″ – 45″
Child – 40″ by 60″
Teen – 50″ x 72″
- Finished blankets should be stored in a pet free, smoke free environment.
Suggested patterns from Project Linus National Headquarters – http://www.projectlinus.org/links.html
PL Phoenix West Valley Chapter Patterns (PDF files) – http://www.prjlinus-phxwestvalley.org/Pattern.html
Fleece Blanket Patters (including “no-sew” options) – http://www.linusidaho.org/finishafleeceblanket.htm
Other ways you can help:
- Donate materials such as yarn, batting, or fabric. Or donate gift cards to fabric and craft stores.
- Donate office supplies such as stamps, paper, or printer ink cartridges.
- Volunteer time to write thank you notes, sew on labels, make quilts, or help with the newsletter.
- Help out with your local chapter. There are more than 300 Project Linus chapters in the United States, Canada, and England. To find a chapter near you, visit the Project Linus National Headquarters web site.