Thursday, June 23, 2011

June Newsletter

June 23, 2011

Blankets delivered: 7275

Dear Blanketeers,

Welcome to the new Blanketeers who have joined our chapter during the past month. We have exciting news –

We’ve started a BLOG for our local chapter. The address is On the blog you’ll find the current newsletter, updates on blanket donations, instructions for making fleece blankets (great for people who can’t attend Make a Blanket Days and want to make fleece blankets), and do’s and don’ts.

“Make a Blanket Day” for the north VALLEY WILL be MONDAY July 11 ... come join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church 3900 S. 2500 E. From 10-2. Bring your lunch – we have a wonderful time!!

The next South Valley “Make a Blanket Day” will be WEDNESDAY July 20 at the South Jordan Library from 10:15 – 2:00. We’re building a nice size group, the ladies are very friendly and welcoming, AND I hope you’ll join us.

This past month we delivered blankets to; the Guardian ad Litem office downtown and West Jordan, the Neighborhood House, St. Mark’s NICU, and Lutheran Social Services, Primary Children’s and Shriner’s Hospitals and The Road Home Thank you so much for your continued support!!!!!!

We are desperately low on large blankets!!! Each month lately we’ve just barely been able to meet the demand. A large blanket is about 60” x 72”. If you can help keep us supplied in large blankets it would be appreciated. The weather has finally warmed up and it feels like summer and I know you all have lots of outdoor activities planned but, the need for blankets continues no matter how warm the weather. Our donations usually decrease in the summer so I encourage you to keep making your blankets.

Please read these thank you notes from 2 TAPS blanket recipients:

Today, I gave a blanket from the Salt Lake County Project Linus to the son of a U.S. service member who was killed while on active duty. The blanket was made by Pat and was a U.S. Navy blanket with a large Navy ship on it. I received the blanket to give to this child through Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS. I was serving as this child's mentor over the memorial day activities here in Washington, DC. I am an active duty Army Aviation Officer with two sons, and am sure Pat's blanket will bring some comfort to the son of the deceased service member I spent the weekend with. Thank you for what you ladies do, and it is humbling that you spend so much of your free time in service to these children.

Chris and Alison

Dear Kathy and friends,
I'm a TAPS mentor at the good grief camp and my teen just gave me one of your blankets. I also got him one from you all in Utah as well. Wes found an army one for me as I am an Army veteran and I found a Marine Corps blanket for him since his dad was a marine corps pilot. Wes wants to follow his dad's footsteps and go to the Naval Academy. Thanks again for your gracious and caring gift and God bless!
Dan and Wes

Thank you to everyone who contributes to Project Linus in Salt Lake County. Whether you make blankets, sew labels on, package blankets, donate funds for shipping and stamps, or donate paper, yarn or fabric, each one of you helps to grow our chapter so we may give a little bit of love and security to a child in crisis.

Hugs to you all,


Thursday, June 2, 2011

large blankets needed!!

We always need all sizes, but recently we keep running out of medium & large boys blankets. If you are out shopping, keep an eye out for larger boy prints & solids. Medium size is 1 1/2 yards, large is 2 yards of material. Thanks so much!!!