Friday, May 22, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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.
AUTUMN HILLS WARD PROJECT
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.
Spotlight on - Blanketeer Barbara Vogel
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.
Awesome students of Copper Canyon Elementary donate $500!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
We had a great 1st quarter of 2015! In the first three months of 2015 we received 505 blankets in and distributed 502! This brings our grand total of blankets distributed to 14,274!! So many children that have been comforted by a blanket hug! Thank you for all the amazing work you do! We love all of our blanketeers!
North Valley blanket day will be held on Monday, May 4th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 2500 East 3900 South in Holladay. We hope to see you all!
Angels In Action
|Left to right: Liz, Carol, Belinda, Judy|
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We are off to a great start! Our first quarter of 2015 was fantastic! I hope you are all well and looking forward to spring!
Firefighters and Police Officers
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.)
Blanketeer Spotlight - Winnie Hollenbeck
Getting teens involved in Project Linus
|Ricky Wooden, age 13 (can you tell he loves soccer?)|
Ricky Wooden, age 13
Dimple Dell Ward, Sandy, Utah
We have some great groups scheduling projects and always appreciate our north valley group which meets the first Monday of each month from 10am to 2pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Holladay. We hope to see you all soon! Our next north valley blanket day is coming up soon...on Monday, April 6th!
Thank you for all you do!
Millie & Kristin
Thursday, February 26, 2015
February being only 28 days and our blanket day being a week later, made the time fly! This newsletter is with short notice, as our regularly scheduled blanket making day is this coming Monday, March 2nd from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Holladay.
Utah National Guard
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
Thank you for all you do! We hope to see you all soon!
Millie & Kristin
Saturday, January 31, 2015
We have some statistics we'd like to share with you for 2014. We distributed a total of 1874 blankets to children in Salt Lake County! Isn't that wonderful? This brings our total blanket distribution from the beginning of our chapter to over 13,600! Thank you to everyone who donates their time, materials, supplies. chapter funds (yes, we need donations of cash too!), mileage (Denna, Millie & Kristin making deliveries and picking up drop offs) and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church for the use of your building each month! We really appreciate those of you who organize your blanket events and bring us stacks of beautiful blankets! Every one of you makes a difference and contributes to what we can do for children in Salt Lake County!
Our February blanket workday will be held Monday, February 9th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2500 East 3900 South, Holladay. In March we will be back on schedule meeting the first Monday of the month.
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!
Once again the employees of American Express scheduled a couple of meetings to make some bright, colorful and fun blankets for our chapter. It was really fun to pull up in front of their building and see a cart stacked with blankets!
American Express employees
Congregation Kol Ami
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.
Mr. Lingen's 3rd grade class - Highland Park Elementary
Webelos Troops 3305 & 3505
Please email Kristin at email@example.com if you would like a receipt for items or material donated in 2014. Include your full name and address for the receipt.
We look forward to seeing you all next week!
Kristin & Millie
Salt Lake County