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National Blanket Day, February 20, 2010.

Posted on: February 20, 2010

National Blanket Day is is tomorrow and I was blessed to be a part of the celebration. Last Friday, my eight year old nephew’s third grade class  at Echo Hill Elementary invited me to be a volunteer as they made 22 blankets for Project Linus. I couldn’t help feel the excitement as I moved around the gym making sure that the kids knew how to cut and tie the blankets. 

Project Linus is a great way to help others less fortunate than one’s self.  

Taken from their National website: 

Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission statement, which states:

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.

It made my heart swell with pride as I looked around the gym floor as four children per blanket cut fringe on fleece blankets and tied them off.

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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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