PENQUIS - What could be more comforting to a child than a warm blanket “hug” from a hand-made security blanket?? In 1998 the first Maine Project Linus blankets went to children at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
In the past 10 years, more than 12,000 Maine children have been comforted in the same way that Linus from the Peanuts comic strip is comforted by his security blanket.
With the support of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Marden’s stores, and many, many community groups and organizations, Maine Project Linus has grown to 11 chapters and has volunteer blanketmakers from every corner of our state. Blankets can be quilts, afghans, and fleece as long as they are washable and handmade. They are given to children from birth to age 18, so all sizes are welcome.
There’s a Project Linus coordinator in your area – call today to see how you can help or find us on the web at www.projectlinus.org/chapter.php and click on Maine.
Maine Project Linus Coordinators:
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