In Spring 2023 we received 70 blankets made by students at Vinson-Owen Elementary School in Winchester!Wakefield Scouts Project Linus Blanket Making Day 2023 was a BIG success on Sat. April 15, 2023! 105 Blankets were created in around 3 hours! In August 2022 our coordinators were able to get together for the first time in three years due to the pandemic! It was a great time to connect, plan and celebrate all that the Greater Boston Chapter of Project Linus has been able to give to our communities thanks to generosity and time of our many volunteers.
In March 2022, our coordinators dropped off blankets to a church organization in Jamaica Plain that will send them with supplies to Poland for Ukrainian refugees. We are so grateful to all of our individual volunteers, as well as scouts, corporations, and service organizations dropping blankets off to coordinators and to JoAnn Fabrics. We donated hundreds of blankets to the effort, and are still able to have blankets to support our local organizations.
A local software company made fleece no sew blankets as part of a team building workshop. All of these blankets combined with hundreds of others and sent to Ukranian refugees in Poland. Thank you, Katie for the coordination and pictures!
Longtime blanketeers Jim & Susan Shumaker, recently delivered 20 expertly made blankets to the School on Wheels in Bridgewater where the blankets will be added to backpacks of homeless children returning to school. (Summer 2021)
JoAnn Fabrics in Middleton donated materials to Beverly’s Boy Scout Pack 4 who lovingly assembled many blankets. They were brought to the Salvation Army in Newburyport as part of gift brackets for the 90 children they serve this holiday. Thank you, JoAnns, Pack 4, and volunteer Laura for coordinating such a collaboration! (Winter 2021)Jim is the blanketeer/sewer in this family, his wife Susan buys the fabric and helps deliver the blankets. Here they are getting ready to deliver 12 blankets for children devastated by floods in Houston. Next week they will deliver 10 along with sleepers they always purchase to the DCF office in Weymouth, especially for foster children who are often sent to new homes with very few possessions! Our volunteers are wonderful!Elizabeth (center) and friends collected blankets and supplies for disaster relief for the island of St. Vincent, which has suffered from effects of volcanic eruptions and COVID-19. Elizabeth is from Dominica which suffered greatly because of monumental hurricanes 2 years ago. The residents of each island have pledged to help each other and Project Linus is honored to help them both!