How you can help Project Linus and yourself at the same time!
Do you feel the need to get healthy in 2013? Are you struggling to decide on your fitness goal for the new year...one that you can actually start AND finish? Maybe all you need to keep on track is some guidance and motivation as YOU design your program. You'll get that from the Mary-thon AND MORE!
Go to www.marython.net and sign up - and Project Linus receives $10 for each registration. Just put our chapter name (Philadelphia) in the comments section of the registration form!
Since our start in October 2003, the Philadelphia chapter has donated over 18,000 blankets to children in need of a big hug. We accept new handmade blankets to be donated to local facilities in the Philadelphia area.
On Christmas Eve, 1995, an article titled “Joy to the World” appeared in Parade Magazine. It was written by Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist, Eddie Adams. Part of the article featured a petite, downy haired child. She had been going through intensive chemotherapy and stated that her security blanket helped her get through the treatments. After reading the article, Karen Loucks decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver’s Rocky Mountain Children’s Cancer Center, and Project Linus was born.
Project Linus is a non-profit organization with a two-fold mission.
First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
How you can help:
We are always in need of your help to assist us in fulfilling our mission. There are several ways you can help out: donate home-made blankets by becoming a “blanketeer,” give of your time at a local chapter, make tax-deductible donations to our national organization.
Project Linus is a 501c3 non-profit organization.