‘Doing Good’ – Project Linus
‘Project Linus’ is a nationwide project whose mission is to provide blankets to children between the ages of 0-18 who are seriously ill, traumatized, or are otherwise in need of some sense of love, security, warmth and comfort. The blankets are distributed to organizations such as hospitals, social service agencies, safe homes and others who work directly with children. They are made of various materials and must be handmade, washable, have kid-friendly designs and colors, and be no larger than 36”x36”.
When Winslow staff found out about this project, we believed that it would be a rewarding experience for our Adult Day Program participants to become “blanketeers”. They made simple, tie-off, fleece blankets which helped develop their motor skills, worked on patterning and sequencing, teamwork, task completion, and many other life skills. It also gave them the opportunity to give back to others, take pride in their work, and be a part of a larger community.
All of us at Winslow and CLC are so moved by their selflessness and commitment to helping others!