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Project Linus Tucson Coordinator
Created By: Eva Sharp

I have been crocheting since I was seven years old. I am 42 now, and when my husband and I moved into a new house for more space, he looked in the hallway linen closet and found I had stacked it full of blankets I had crocheted. Everyone in the family had a blanket/afghan too. He looked at me and told me I really need to do something with the blankets. That is when I started with an internet search.

That was six years ago and I located Project Linus. It is a national organization that has chapters all over the United States. The chapters help out with children that have had tramatic experiences in their lives, from surgery at a hospital to family trama. I took over as coordinator for the Tucson Chapter in January of 2005 after being just a volunteer. Our chapter has 250 volunteers that make blankets for our children. Since January, we have donated 1200 blankets to our area agencies. It is a shame that so many children are in need of these "HUGS" but then on the upside it is such a warm feeling to know we can provide them with a blanket and security when they need it most. Our volunteers range in age from 10 years to 92. There is no age limit when it comes to making a blanket. We also have volunteers who don't crochet or sew, but they help the organization with deliveries and pick-up sites, so we can get them counted and labled and out to where they are needed. I can really say that this is one of the most benificial charities and much needed. If anyone wants to help out, make a blanket for a child, contact a chapter in your area by visiting www.projectlinus.org.

The picture is one of our funtions, a tea and blanket day, hosted by Ruth.



 
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