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Facebook:  NRV Project Linus

www.nrvprojectlinus.org

August 3, 2021

Hello Friends! 

We have been thinking about plans for a Blanket Day event in the fall.  Due to health considerations and the uncertainties that continue to exist with the COVID virus and variants, we have decided to not hold an in-person Blanket Day event this year.  However, we do plan to have a drop-off / drive-thru event on http://mmsaccounting.ca/tags/income-tax Saturday, September 18th, 2021.  We will set up at two locations and hopefully anyone who has blankets to deliver will find it convenient to stop by and drop them off.

Sew Biz parking lot, 7327 Peppers Ferry Blvd, Fairlawn, VA,

10 am – 12 noon 

Joann Fabrics, Christiansburg parking lot,

2 pm – 4 pm 

You can always leave blankets at Sew Biz or Joann Fabrics (drop box inside to the left of the door) whenever you have some ready.

The date to register for the 2021 Project Linus Mystery Challenge is approaching!  On Monday, August 23, registration will open for  “Oliver is in the Doghouse” at www.projectlinus.org.  Look for the “Mystery Challenge” link.  There will be nine weeks of clues for the mystery quilt beginning on September 25th.  All levels of quilters are welcome to participate!  There are wonderful directions and videos to explain every step.  Please encourage your quilter friends to participate and to list NRV-Radford Chapter when they register.  We will receive the full registration fee and it is a great fundraiser for our chapter so we can continue providing blankets for local children!

One of our long-time volunteers, Bette Wright, could use our thoughts and prayers for a recent injury.  To help cheer her up during her recovery, please send her a card if you have a moment to do so.  Bette has volunteered with our chapter for over 20 years.

Bette Wright

1204 Federal Street

Radford, VA 24141

Sincerely, 

Penny Sweet, Chapter Coordinator 

Laura Eanes, Assistant 

www.nrvprojectlinus.org 

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Project Linus attire is available to order once again from March 15 until March 29, with delivery the week of April 19.  T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets are available.  Considering ordering with friends to save on shipping!  Orders are placed with a company called Western Associates, not through the Project Linus national store. They are wonderful and have great quality products!  There is a new jacket available – click on ‘Sweatshirt” to view the jacket.  https://projectlinusshop.org/
 
We hope each and every one of you is safe, healthy, and happy!
Sincerely,
Penny Sweet, Chapter Coordinator
Laura Eanes, Assistant

 



 
 
 
2/28/2021
Registration for the 2021 Knit and Crochet Along is now open! Go to www.projectlinus.org and click ‘Details’ under the Knit and Crochet Along on the main page. Please list NRV-Radford Chapter when you register!!

Welcome!

Now in our third year, we are again thrilled to offer you the opportunity to participate in our 2021 Knit and Crochet Along. Just as in previous years, you can choose to knit, crochet, or do both. Signing up is super easy. Just click the button below to get started.

By the end of the next business day after you sign up we will email you information on how to login and download information on supplies required for the Knit and Crochet Along. Then beginning Saturday, March 13, 2021 we will make available pattern segments you can download for the knit and/or crochet patterns for which you signed up. Each Saturday through May 1, 2021 we will release new pattern segments to download (there are a total of 8 pattern segments each for the Knit and Crochet Along patterns).

 

 

 

July 2021

Current Statistics for NRV PROJECT LINUS

Blankets received April – May – June 2021 – 269 

Blankets distributed April – May -June – 423

Total Blankets Distributed since NRV Project Linus inception – 44,289

Would you like to learn a special skill??

NRV Project Linus provides weighted blankets to children with special needs. These blankets retail for between $100-$250 making it totally inaccessible for most children in need. We have an expert weighted blanket artisan who can’t wait to share her skills with someone who would like to learn to assist with this special project. Materials are provided but you would need to own a sewing machine and have basic sewing skills. Please contact Penny Sweet if you are interested.


 PROJECT LINUS DID YOU KNOW?

  • Karen Loucks started Project Linus on December 24,1995. The New River Valley-Radford Chapter begin in June, 2000.
  • Project Linus nationally has been alive for 6.942 days as of January 1.2017
  • Project Linus nationally has had non-profit status since May 12, 1997
  • The New River Valley-Radford Chapter of Project Linus donated 2,441 blankets in 2016. Since we started, we have delivered 33,467 blankets!
  • Project Linus nationally has officially collected over 6,063,751 blankets as of January 1, 2017. If 60% of them are fabric, that translated into over 10,914,751 yards of fabric. If 40% are afghans, that is over 19,404,003 skeins of yarn.
  • If each blanket is an average of 60: long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch 30,318,755 feet or 5,742 miles. That is as tall as 1,44 Mt. Everests, or 17,071 One World Trade Centers or 24,255 Empire State Buildings or as long as 101,062 football fields.

Project Linus was named after the adorable security blanket-toting character from the Peanuts© comic strip. Creator Charles Schulz was aware of our efforts and was delighted to have Linus inspire blanket makers to help comfort children in need.

Project Linus began in December 1995 after Karen Loucks was inspired to make blankets for her local children’s cancer center. Since then, Project Linus has expanded to include children who are seriously ill or traumatized in many ways.

MISSION STATEMENT
Project Linus is a 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 rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Anyone, any age, can help these children. It is within your power to make a difference.
Nearly 400 chapters of Project Linus exist nationally, with more than 4,000,000 blankets donated to children.