Project Linus to celebrate Make A Blanket Day

Columbine tragedy sparked national effort to provide blankets to children going through traumatic times

Staff report
Posted 2/10/18

Children going through traumatic times are gifted with the warmth and comfort of handmade blankets made by Project Linus. Blankets are made and donated to various outreach organization to assist and …

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Project Linus to celebrate Make A Blanket Day

Columbine tragedy sparked national effort to provide blankets to children going through traumatic times

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Children going through traumatic times are gifted with the warmth and comfort of handmade blankets made by Project Linus. Blankets are made and donated to various outreach organization to assist and comfort children.

Project Linus will celebrate Make a Blanket Day 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Fleece blankets will be cut and tied, while various stages of the quilting process are completed.

National Make a Blanket Day started in 1999, after the events that took place at Columbine High School, according to the Project Linus website. The group found that it was suddenly in need of a large number of blankets. Project Linus chapters put on “blanket bees” all over the country and then sent those blankets to local chapters in Denver.

Because of the success of that effort, Project Linus learned that it had a national network of people who could help and decided to have an annual Make A Blanket Day. Each chapter could host activities to promote Project Linus and increase the group's inventory of warm cuddly blankets. According to the Project Linus site, National Make A Blanket Day nets 75,000 to 100,000 blankets.

For details, go to www.projectlinus.org/ or call Colette at 303-706-0442.

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