Twin Falls, ID The First Annual National Project Linus Blanket Day will be held on May 18th 2019 at The Church Twin Falls. The mission of Project Linus is 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, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers. Quilts for children in need will be assembled at 1708 Heyburn Ave. E., Twin Falls, and we would like to invite the community to attend.
Anyone who can learn to tie a square knot is invited to join in the fun anytime between 12 PM – 4 PM.
Community involvement is vital to the success of this event, and it is hoped that as many people as possible will come and help make these quilts. We are asking Volunteers to bring a cutting mat, and rotary blade if you have one, if not some will be available at the event.
The Twin Falls chapter of Project Linus began just 3 months ago by Jamie Jolley. Jamie’s daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6. Her first year at Camp Hodia she was given a Project Linus blanket to help comfort her while learning about what a challenging disease she is battling. The volunteer organization has now delivered 7,485,558 handmade blankets to children worldwide and 25 blankets to children in our area.
For more information on Make a Blanket Day and to learn more about Project Linus, please call Jamie Jolley at 208-539-8448 or visit their website at www.projectlinus.org.