How Can You Help?

On Saturday, Feb. 22, you can sign up to join the Knit and Crochet Along by clicking here. Every week starting March 7 a new part of the pattern will be released. The pattern has 8 parts. The Knit and Crochet Along is a fundraiser for Project Linus. For a donation of $15 you can choose the knit pattern or the crochet pattern or sign up for both. The charge is $15 each. You should designate the Iredell County chapter to receive the funds. The blanket is yours to keep or it can be donated to Project Linus.

DID YOU KNOW...
Project Linus nationally has collected over 7,926,861 blankets as of January 1, 2020. If 70% of them are fabric (30% fleece), assuming each one is 3 yards, that translates into over 16,646,408 yards of fabric. If 30% are afghans, based on 6 skeins per blanket, that is over 14,268,350 skeins of yarn.

Launched in December 1995, Project Linus has grown to over 280 chapters nationwide and donated almost 8 million blankets to children across the country.  The Iredell County Chapter of Project Linus (also serving Alexander, Wilkes, Yadkin, Davie and Davidson counties) was established in early 2017 to provide blankets to traumatized children in our communities and to provide a fun, rewarding service opportunity for people who enjoy making life a bit more cheerful for sick, homeless, or abused children.  Since launching in March 2017, we have delivered over 900 blankets to children in need in our community.  Thank you Blanketeers!

Project Linus was named after the adorable security blanket-toting character from the Peanuts(c) comic strip.  Creator Charles Schultz was aware of our efforts and was delighted to have Linus inspire blanket makers to help comfort children in need.  "The best kind of sleep under heaven above, is under a blanket handmade with love."

You can help by becoming a blanketeer, donating materials to make blankets, hosting a Make A Blanket Day, or making a monetary tax-deductible donation.  Are you ready to "Get Involved" ?


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