Blankets delivered: 7921
Welcome to the new Blanketeers who have joined our chapter during the past month, we’re so glad to have you with us and hope you’ll love Project Linus as much as we do. Be sure and let Kristin or Kathy know if you have any questions.
Be sure and check out our blog - slcprojectlinus.blogspot.com. 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.
The coordinator should coordinate the chapter activities not necessarily DO them all. The responsibilities include picking up blankets from the drop-off locations, packaging the blankets for delivery, and then delivering the blankets. Many of you have helped with these responsibilities and Kristin and I deeply appreciate your time. We also work on publicity, fundraising, thank you note writing and answering phone calls. Headquarters requires a quarterly and yearly report filed electronically both of which take only about 5-10 minutes. I probably spend 1-2 hours per day working on Project Linus.
The new coordinator needs to have a place to store the blankets until they are delivered. Kristin and I have worked lately to get to a system so that blankets come in and go out quickly so there isn’t a lot of time with lots of blankets in my house.
Project Linus headquarters is a wonderful resource for a new coordinator and coordinators have access to a Yahoo. Groups chat site for that is full of great ideas …. You’re never alone while you’re a coordinator.
I hope you will give considerable thought to being the coordinator of our chapter. The rewards are beyond your imagining. Please give me a call (801-302-8096) or send me an email if you’re interested.
Hugs to you all,
Kathy & Kristin