PRESS RELEASE: Bloomsbury, Warren NJ Project Linus – The second Annual National Project Linus Blanket Day will be held on April 22, 2023, at the Bloomsbury Firehouse, Brunswick Avenue, Bloomsbury from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The mission of Project Linus is 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, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers.
Quilted, knitted and crocheted afghans and tied fleece blankets for children in need will be assembled at our Second Annual National Project Linus Blanket Day and we would invite the community to attend.
Anyone who can learn to tie a square knot is invited to join in the fun anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Community involvement is vital to the success of this event, and it is hoped that as many people as possible will come and help make blankets.
At our first Annual National Project Linus Blanket Day in 2022 over 100 blankets were collected and 33 volunteers attended the event. This year we would love to increase the community involvement with experienced blanketeers and as well as those eager to learn how to knit, crochet, quilt or tie knots.
The Hunterdon/Warren NJ Chapter of Project Linus began in June 2021 by Diane M. Pflugfelder in response to COVID boredom. This chapter now has a strong base of over 17 members and meets monthly at the Bloomsbury firehouse on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend the Hunterdon/Warren NJ monthly meetings. The national volunteer organization has now delivered over 8 million handmade blankets to children worldwide and Hunterdon and Warren counties. The blanketeers have delivered over 450 blankets to children in our area since June 2021.
For more information on Make a Blanket Day and to learn more about Project Linus please visit our Facebook page, Project Linus – Hunterdon/Warren NJ Chapter, research Projectlinus.net or visit us at the second Annual National Project Linus Blanket Day on April 22, 2023, at the Bloomsbury Firehouse, Brunswick Avenue, Bloomsbury from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.