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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.
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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The 2021 Project Linus Mystery Challenge. Registration is open and the first clue will be out next Saturday, September 25th! To sign up, go to www.projectlinus.org and look for the “Mystery Challenge” link. All levels of quilters are welcome to participate, so please share this with your friends. There are wonderful directions and videos to explain every step. Please list NRV-Radford Chapter when you 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!
September 20, 2021
Latest e-mail from Penny Sweet, NRV Project Linus Coordinator:
Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday and dropped off blankets, fabric and other donations, and visited with us! We had 27 visitors and took in 170 new blankets for NRV children, as well as a great donation of fleece from Joann Fabrics! We appreciate Sew Biz and Joann’s allowing us to set up at their stores.
It was a great day! We hope each of you are safe and well and hope that we will be able to gather again in 2022!
Penny Sweet, Chapter Coordinator
Laura Eanes, Assistant
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Current Statistics for NRV PROJECT LINUS
Blankets received July – August -September 2021 – 416
Blankets distributed July – August – September – 315
Total Blankets Distributed since NRV Project Linus inception – 44,604
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.
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.