Project Linus is a project that helps children in time of need. I'm here at the first Presbyterian church here in Pocatello where volunteers gather on the first Tuesday of every month to assemble blankets to be donated to children who are sorely in need.
Founded in 1995, project Linus has donated 4,463,213 blankets to children who found themselves in a difficult situation.
In the basement of the first Presbyterian Church, sewing, trimming is underway to help improve the lives of children in our community.
One of the things i thought would be really nice is to make blankets for people who really need them and this is a way of doing it and a way of volunteering in the community.
The blankets give children an opportunity to have something to hold on to for security and comfort
We have them in ambulances and in hospitals so if a child is in the hospital and you know how scary it can be in the hospital anyway, but for a young child it’s very scary and so if they're handed a blanket that's something all to their very own.
Today was a particularly great day for project Linus as i happened to be on hand when leadership Pocatello donated $500 to project Linus.
Project Linus made a request for funding and we made the decision to donate five hundred dollars to project Linus.
Those who wish to get involved in this admirable effort can give fabric, yarn or monetary donations by stopping by the first Presbyterian Church or contacting Representative Joyce weaver.
To learn more or help with Project Linus, call Joyce Weaver at 208-478-2170