Monday, August 20, 2007
I have started doing a new volunteer project and since I have so many wonderful clients, I thought I would ask for some help if you can. I am going to be making at least two quilts a month for project Linus and just thought I might ask if any of you might have material left over from various projects you may have done that you would like to get rid of. They need the blankets for age 2-8 the most and many have already gone to Ocala area children, since I am working with the Alachua Chapter. If you have anything at all it would be greatly appreciated. I thought I would just share an image of my scrap area and some quilts.
Project Linus is a 100% 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 a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
I KNOW THAT SOME STARTED LAST WEEK AND SOME PRESCHOOLERS/MOTHER'S MORNING OUT START NEXT WEEK, BUT FOR MANY TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF A FRESH NEW YEAR. KIDS ARE NERVOUS, EXCITED AND ANXIOUS JUST AS THE PARENTS ARE FOR THEM, BUT ANOTHER FIRST DAY IS UNDER OUR BELTS. IT IS SCARY TO THINK THAT MINE ONLY HAVE 7 & 8 MORE FIRST DAYS TO COME AND EVEN IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT, I PLAN ON CAPTURING EVERY SINGLE ONE.