Local Heroes: Project Linus Warms Our Hearts

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Project Linus warms the hearts (and bodies) of local children in difficult situations.  Members of Project Linus, in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, sew blankets for children who are hospitalized, in shelters, or are enduring other hardships.  The county chapters meet individually once a month and join together once a year to sew blankets, learn quilting and crocheting patterns, and enjoy camaraderie, while supporting a worthwhile and rewarding cause.

Members generally do much of the sewing at home and then bring blankets to monthly meetings to finalize.  The meetings are also an opportunity for members to strive to make as many blankets together as possible, with 233 as the reigning high number of blankets made during one meeting!

According to a SoMDNews.com article on Project Linus, the blankets go to organizations including Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick; St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown; Project ECHO in Prince Frederick; Crisis Intervention Center in Prince Frederick; Birthright of Prince Frederick; Calvert Hospice; Camp Phoenix, run by Calvert Hospice; and Leah's House in Callaway.  Members express how very rewarding it is to support this cause, especially when they receive notes of thanks from blanket recipients.

Thank you to Project Linus for providing such a cozy service to our community.

Photo Source: www.SoMDNews.com