Blanket Hugs on KGUN-9

Tucson’s KGUN-9 ran a feature about Project Linus Tucson yesterday. Chapter President Rene Lassise told reporters Tina Jennings and Heather Stricker what Project Linus is all about.

We hope you’ll join us in sharing love with children in need. We have blanket drop off locations all over Pima County. We even have blanketeers down in Benson! Check out our blanket guidelines for information about how to share a blanket hug.

Not a knitter, crocheter, or quilter? No problem! We need all kinds of things to keep our nonprofit volunteer-run organization going. Check out our Donate page to see how you can provide financial support for Project Linus Tucson.

Wrapped in Blankets of Love

Linus loves his blankeyEarlier this month, blanketeers from Southwestern chapters of Project Linus gathered for a regional conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Approximately 85 showed up to sit and sew, crochet, or knit together and share our skills with each other. It was a terrific way to exchange patterns and ideas and our love for children in a very jovial atmosphere.

Eve Buck is the coordinator of the West Valley chapter of Project Linus. She and Judie Aggie, coordinator for the Fountain Hills/Northeast Valley chapter, coordinated the regional conference.

Eve explained that she joined Project Linus in 2005 when she saw a story on a local news station. When Eve retired from being a teacher, “I decided that I needed to find something to do. I started knitting and crocheting again. I thought that I would just make some blankets and I’d be done. That was great. Then the next thing you know, I’m the assistant coordinator. And now I’m the chapter coordinator, and I’ve been doing that for the last five years.” Eve says that she has stayed involved with Project Linus for so long because, “I meet the most fantastic people. I am able to help children, which is my true passion. If I can still help children by making blankets, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Many Project Linus volunteers share similar feelings. [Read more…]