Saturday, December 31, 2011

January make a blanket day

Just a reminder to our North Valley blanketeers, our make a blanket day will be Monday, January 9th, 2012. Have a Happy & safe New Year celebration!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Newsletter

Dec.19, 2011

 Blankets delivered:  8376

Dear Blanketeers,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!  We wish you the most joyous season as you celebrate with those close to you.   This newsletter will have just a few notices and then a couple of thank you notes from blanket recipients.  Please read the thank you’s, they’ll make your day.

Be sure and check out our blog -  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 Jan 2 ... 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 Jan 17… 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 we hope you’ll join us.

 My heart is full tonight, as I write this. I just felt I needed to take a few minutes to thank you for your service via "Project Linus".

My family has just been through a really horrible and traumatic experience, and our lives were turned upside down.

Today, my children met with a guardian ad litem at the SLC courthouse and were each greeted with a blanket with your card attached.

I had no idea the blessing this simple gift would bring my children.... as they are not small children but a pre-teen and young teenagers, but as they each wrapped themselves up in them right in the office, their minds were occupied for a few moments away from the stressful reason they were there. My youngest even commented how the penguins on her new blanket made her smile and it felt like a friend was with her during her interview.

Tonight, as I made my way to each of their beds to say goodnight, they each were wrapped up in their blankets. It made me smile to know they felt comforted by such a gift.

Words cannot express how grateful I am for the hands that put these blankets together, and those who organized this project... And the tenderness of such an act of kindness.

The one card I managed to save has "This blanket was made by Ella" so if you know her, please tell her how thankful we are for her kindness and service.

Nov. 20, 2011

Our 6 year old daughter was recently at the Jordan Valley Hospital ER due to a peanut allergy.   They gave her one of your blankets and she hasn’t let it go since!  Thank you for the time and energy spent on doing this great service.  It meant so much to her – Heather Fahrken

P.S. the tag said her blanket was from the West Jordan Senior Center.  Please thank them for us too!

 Just a note – we talk a lot about making fleece blankets but we dearly love crocheted and knitted blankets as well as quilts.  So where ever your talents lie we would love to receive your gifts of love.
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,

Kathy & Kristin