A thank you from a family - donation site Fisher House (serving military families)
Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you soon!
Millie & Kristin
This project is a “non-profit” designed to meet the needs of military families in need of physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. Since the whole family serves when one is in the military, this project aims to take them from battle ready to family ready.
Jackie Cohen and Chris Nash who are active blanketeers and contributors to our chapter have completed a project with their LDS ward relief society. They taught the fringed fleece technique to their ladies and completed 20 blankets, all of them beautiful and carefully done. Thanks so much to Jackie and Chris and to the Autumn Hills women.
Barbara joined our chapter at blanket day about 5 years ago and has been a regular participant since then. She has always loved handwork and sewing. The era in which she grew up – the 50’s - all teen-age girls learned embroidery and they carefully sewed the dish- towels and pillowcases they accumulated for their “hope chests”. She excelled at cross stitch Christmas stockings.
|Left to right: Liz, Carol, Belinda, Judy|
A few years ago Linus blankets were kept in police cars for officers to use when they encountered a child in a crisis situation that needed warmth and comfort. This month we have made new contacts with Lieutenant Manfred Lassig (of the Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake), and with Mike Watson, (Assistant Chief with Unified Fire Authority.)
|Ricky Wooden, age 13 (can you tell he loves soccer?)|
Our Project Linus Chapter has always been interested in doing whatever we can for the children of military service people. This month we have been in contact with the National Guard office that handles families of deployed guard soldiers. Every month there is a deployment of soldiers that leave Utah and leave their families for a period of time. The children of these soldiers whose Daddies/Mommies are leaving them are certainly in need of comfort. The family service department does prepare a survival kit for the families and now our blankets (one for each child in the family) will be a part of that departure kit. Good work blanketeers!
Blanketeer spotlight - Jacalyn Cohen & Chris Nash
4. Hello! My name is Rudy and we had an adorable little girl yesterday and when we got to our room there was a beautiful blanket for our baby Aurora waiting for her. The blanket was made by Mary and we absolutely love it and we are extremely appreciative of the small things in life such as a blanket like this given to us. Thank you for your time and support and it's awesome that there are projects like Project Linus out there doing great things. Again, thank you all!
American Express employees
Again this year the Mitzvah day at Kol Ami produced lovely fringed fleece blankets for Project Linus - 23 of them! Thanks to Nicole Fenwick for all the shopping, and preparation of the fabric that she did in advance to make this day of service a great success. We at Project Linus appreciate the generous donation and the beautiful work.