Tuesday, August 18, 2015

September 2015 Project Linus Newsletter

Blanket Day Schedules

     Though we had no blanket day in North valley on August 3rd, we were able to distribute 153 blankets to our various sites during the first week of August.   Thanks to all the blanketeers for continuing to work and contribute blankets for August deliveries.   

    Our north valley blanket work day for September blanket day is not even in September!  It is Monday, August 31, 2015!!  Please join us at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Holladay from 10am to 2pm.  This adjustment should get us back on schedule for the first Monday of each month for blanket day in the north valley.

    South valley blanket day is back!  Please join Lynn & Edrie on Friday, Aug 28th from 9:30am to noon.  The new meeting place is Riverton Senior Center, 12914 South Redwood Road, Riverton.    We are excited to have a south valley blanket day and are grateful that Lynn, as our chairperson is organizing this new location.  We invite you all to join Lynn Milsap and Edrie Bridenbaugh for a great work day!  Please bring your piece of fleece (1 1/2 yard or 2 yard piece) to make a great no sew fleece blanket during the work day.  Any questions, please contact Lynn # 801-651-1408 or email lynnmilsap@gmail.com.  We hope you will join us the last Friday of each month as we get a South Valley blanket day going!
Edrie & Lynn - look for these smiling faces on Friday at Riverton Senior Center!

A special thank you....for all of our blanketeers

I'm a foster mom to a 5 month old baby.  This week, we received a beautiful blanket made by Karen.  I just wanted to thank you for your generosity and kindness to a child who really needs the love and support of everyone around him!  Angela

Baby Showers for Veterans

     VA Women’s Center nurse, Nicole Ranch, has let us know that she has given our blankets to the veterans who have delivered babies at the VA Hospital.  Every month or so, the veterans and nurses give a baby shower for the pregnant women who are scheduled to deliver at the VA.  Women from several surrounding states come to this center for their prenatal care and birthing.    She has asked that we continue to send blankets for them and we of course will do so.  We are so pleased to be able to do something for our military service women.
                                “Working for Peanuts,” by Karen Rinedollar

     A new North area blanket day participant, Mary Jo Anhalt, (who has been a blanketeer for quite a number of years in Bakersfield California) lent me this book last month. 
     I am embarrassed to say that I really never knew the history of Project Linus and did not know that Karen Rinedollar was the founder.   It was so great to read about the history of our organization - beginning with Karen’s vision to serve children  - to the people who operate the National Headquarters of P L at the present time.  Her struggle to get the project off the ground and get permission from Charles Schultz Foundation to use the Peanuts character –Linus – is a worthwhile read and I recommend it.  Thank you Mary Jo.    Millie

    We wish to welcome Mary Jo to our chapter.  She has been doing handwork since she was 12 years old and is pictured here with one of her double no-sew blankets.  We are pleased to have her join our chapter. 

Thank you all for the great work you continue to do!  We hope to see you all soon!

With a blanket hug,
Millie & Kristin
email; slcprojectlinus@gmail.com

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