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Project Linus opens local chapter, provides blankets for kids

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By The Staff

Project Linus, a volunteer organization that provides comfort and security to seriously ill and traumatized children through homemade blankets, has created a new chapter in Shelby, Henry, Oldham, Anderson and Spencer counties.
Becky Jew will serve as the chapter coordinator for the area. According to a press release from Project Linus, “Her volunteer duties include recruiting ‘blanketeers’ to make new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans as well as arranging with organizations such as hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, etc. for distribution of blankets to children.”
“My Mom had started a Project Linus chapter in Virginia and I helped her with deliveries on occasion. So, in honor of my mom, I have chosen to volunteer as the Project Linus coordinator for Shelby, Henry, Oldham, Anderson and Spencer counties,” Jew said.  
The Shelby County Public Library will host a “Blanket Day” on June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon, and invites the community to join them in making no sew fleece blankets.
Register by calling 502-633-3803, extension 11. Space is limited to 35.
Project Linus has delivered more than 2.5 million blankets. According to the press release, “There are many opportunities to participate in the success of this project in Shelby, Henry, Oldham, Anderson and Spencer counties. In addition to individuals, churches, social groups, senior centers, clubs as 4-H, boys and girls scouts and schools can coordinate projects to make blankets.”
For more information contact Jew at 502-727-4116 or by e-mail mariansheart@insightbb.com.