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New River Valley‐Radford Chapter

BLANKET DAY

October 8, 2022 9 AM – 3 PM
Grove United Methodist Church
1020 Tyler Avenue, Radford, VA

Come help make blankets for children in the New River
Valley who are sick, traumatized, or otherwise in need.
Crochet or knit a blanket, help sew on labels, or sew a
blanket (material & sewing machines available).

Refreshments will be served.

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NOTE: If we are not able to hold an in‐person event, an
announcement will be made and we will have a drive‐

through/drop off event.

In that case, we will be located as follows:
SewBiz parking lot, Radford, VA ‐ 10 am‐12 noon
Joann’s parking lot, Christiansburg, VA ‐ 2 pm ‐ 4 pm
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For more information, contact:
Penny Sweet at 540‐230‐6209

Email: nrvprojectlinus@gmail.com or phs1010@aol.com

Facebook: NRV Project Linus

 
 
 

http://wendykeithdesigns.co.uk/image-browser.do?item=8 Blanket Drop Off Reminder – 

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.

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Fleece Blanket Directions

Suggested sizes for blankets:

Infants – 36″x36″ to 40″x 40″   Child (2-4) 45″x60″

Youth (7-12) 50″x70″         Teen (13-18) 60″x80″

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www.nrvprojectlinus.org

May 1, 2022

buy Pregabalin tablets Latest e-mail from Penny Sweet, NRV Project Linus Coordinator:

Hello everyone,

Happy Spring!

Thanks to everyone who has continued to make and donate blankets even without in-person Blanket Day events!  For January-March of this year, we collected 496 blankets and distributed 246.  The total number of blankets distributed since our chapter began in June 2000 is 45,339.  How amazing!!!

We recently toured the Children’s Advocacy Center in Christiansburg and met the lovely people who work there and provide such a great service for our community.  Of course, we left blankets for their clients and will be delivering more in the future.

We will be having a drop-off/drive-through event on May 21, 2022.  We will have fleece, fabric, and yarn available.

10 am-12 pm at Sew-Biz parking lot (Radford)

2 pm-4 pm at JoAnn’s parking lot (Christiansburg)

We appreciate the wonderful donations that we have received from individuals as well as Sew-Biz (fabric and batting) and Joann Fabrics (fleece kits).  Our chapter thrives because of the generous donations that we receive!

And just a reminder to always put your name and address in the bag with donations left at Joann’s and Sew-Biz.

Hope to see you soon!

Penny, chapter coordinator

Laura, assistant

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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

 

 

June 2022

Current Statistics for NRV PROJECT LINUS

Blankets received April-June 2022 – 546

Blankets distributed April-June 2022 – 291

Total Blankets Distributed since NRV Project Linus inception – 45,628

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.