Saturday, March 30, 2013

Project Linus - Monday April 1st

" We become so caught up in the busyness of our lives. Were we to step back, however, and take a good look at what we’re doing, we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the “thick of thin things.” In other words, too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes."

~ President Thomas S Monson, October 2009

We CAN will meet Monday, April 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Carolyn Shirley’s home for service and a potluck lunch. We will be making fleece blankets for Project Linus.  If you would like to bring fleece, you will need 1 ½ yards of 60"wide.  If you have a seam ripper and a crochet hook, they will also be helpful.  Don’t fringe the fleece, just cut off the selvages and we’ll do the rest at the meeting following the Project Linus instructions.  Please come even if you don’t have fleece to bring, we will have plenty there to work on.  Questions? Call Carolyn at 423-1108.  We welcome everyone who would like to come and serve (and laugh!) for a couple of hours.

Project Linus is an organization that provides new, handmade, washable blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children ages 0 to 18.  The blankets are distributed to children served by hospitals, shelters or social service agencies.  The blankets distributed by Project Linus chapters are a way of spreading "blanket hugs," and blankets are intended to provide some love, security, warmth and comfort to the children. Over 4 million blankets have been distributed since 1998 when the project was started.  See for more information.

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