|Posted by Mary Crew on December 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM|
|Posted by Mary Crew on October 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM|
If you want to help a church in New Bern, NC, contact me at [email protected] for an address. We will be sending children's blankets, but they will need other supplies and items. We hope to be of help to these people soon.
|Posted by Mary Crew on July 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM|
As of July, 2016, our chapter of Project Linus now has a new county in our service area. We have adopted Iredell county for reception of our handmade hugs for children in traumatic situations. We have some lovely ladies who work and live in Iredell county and who want their area to be included in the distribution of blankets, so since that area has lost its coordinator, we decided we could help them with this wish. If you live in Iredell county and wish to help out with this work, please contact us with your name, address, and phone number/email address, so we can add you to our list of volunteers who will help us in the endeavor to bring a sense of comfort and security to children in hospitals, shelters, child advocacy centers, and other places of service to these chldren. Please contact us at [email protected]
|Posted by Mary Crew on April 15, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
Come join us on Saturday, May 7, 20216, from 9-3, at our booth in the Historical Village in Mint Hill. We will be demonstrating making blankets and telling what all we do as well as some give aways and other things. There will be a great deal of other booths as people from all over Mint Hill will be showing what they do for the interest of a better life in the Mint Hill and Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. There will be some good things happening first thing in the morning, starting at 9 am. The VFW and some Eagle Scouts will be haveing some special ceremonies around 9:30, so you won't want to miss those. We hope to see you there. Our booth will be next to the old school house. Wear your walking shoes.
|Posted by Mary Crew on February 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM|
We have now delivered over 20,000 blankets in the Charlotte, NC, metro area including 5 counties. We are so proud of the fact that children from birth to 18 in 5 plus counties in our state who are seriously ill, premature, injured, assaulted, or have lost their homes have been given a blanket from our chapter for their comfort and security. We are planning on celebrating our happy time with a dinner at a restaurant on March 8, 2016.
|Posted by Mary Crew on September 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM|
|Posted by Mary Crew on November 24, 2012 at 11:40 PM|
We had such a wonderful response to our meeting on November 13, 2012, that we were able to send 92 blankets, so far, to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. We sent blankets by mail and by personal courier: my son Scott and his sweet wife Chrissy, whose family lives on Long Island. They went up to visit her family for Thankgiving, and met with coordinator Mary Reardon. She gave our blankets to a group of victims who were gathered at the nearby park waiting for some help.
We also sent some by mail to a parish priest in East Meadow, NY, as well as a coordinator in New Jersey, Marianne McCarthey. Additionally, we sent along some scarves and caps knitted by the loving ladies in the Mint Hill Helping Hands group who give us beautiful hand knitted and crocheted blankets each month. We plan to send even more blankets up this month.
Thank you for helping us supply blankets to these kids who have suffered so much loss due to the hurricane and storm which followed.
|Posted by Mary Crew on June 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM|
Our celebration and delivery of the ten thousandth blanket made and distributed in the Charlotte metro area was on Saturday, September 17, at 3:00 in the afternoon. We met in our previous meeting site, the Fellowship Hall of Candlewyck Baptist Church on Providence Road in the Arboretum area of south Charlotte. It was quite a nice celebration and enjoyable for all attendees.
Our recipient was Jacob Goodson who is a young boy with SMA, a very rare, paralyzing disease of the neuromuscular system. He chose a bright green and orange quilt with "little monsters" on it. His mother, Jennifer Goodson accompanied him along with one of his nurses. We hope Jake can feel our love and good wishes with the Linus Hug we gave him. We also sent his sister a blanket with puppies on it, since she loves dogs so much.
Our blanketeers come from every walk of life and are absolutely the best people in the world. Many of them sacrifice in order to make these hand crafted hugs. We appreciate each of them and hope they have long and happy lives. If you'd like to join us in making handmade hugs for children, please join us monthly at our meetings, and we can help you. Hope to see you soon.