Thursday, August 25, 2011

August newsletter

Aug, 25,2011Blankets delivered:  7861

 Dear Blanketeers,

 Welcome to the new Blanketeers who have joined our chapter during the past month.  

September has always been a “rally” month for me with High School Pep rallies, Sunday school rally day, new clubs and activities rally for the coming year.   Project Linus needs to have a huge rally too!!!!   We’ve barely been able to meet our blanket obligations this past summer and in Aug we weren’t able to give blankets to The Neighborhood House or Lutheran Social Services.  We always have fewer blankets donated in the summer. I understand that and try to reserve some blankets for the summer months, but this summer has been especially slow.

I appreciate all the blankets you have made for Project Linus and the time talent and money it takes to make the wonderful, cuddly ‘hugs’.   What I would ask is that you spread the word about Project Linus to everyone you can think might be interested in making blankets.  We’ve received blankets from individuals, Eagle Scouts, High School leadership groups, Young Women’s groups, Boy Scout Troops, Quilt clubs, Knitting clubs, and businesses.  I will gladly speak to any group interested in Project Linus. 

Please remember the children who receive your blankets and the love , security and hug that is a part of each blanket.   I dread the thought that when I receive the next call from someone or an agency needing blankets, we won’t be able to fill that need.

So this is me saying – Go Team! Sew and knit Team!  Give a hug to a child Team!    Rah, Rah Rah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our chapter did send a Patriotic blanket to the 21 month old son of Navy Seal Jason Workman of Blanding, UT, who died last month in a helicopter crash in the Middle East.

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. 

I would like to encourage you to attend a Make a Blanket Day.  We have a great time exchanging ideas, sharing techniques and getting to know each other.  I always come away rejuvenated and inspired.  Come just for a little while or come for the whole 4 hours.  We can always use more hands to make blankets.

“Make a Blanket Day” for the north VALLEY WILL be Sept.12 ... 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 Sept 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, 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!!!!!! 

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,