Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that makes and distributes blankets to children all over the United States aged 0-18 years who are in need, ill or traumatized. Based in Belton, Missouri, Project Linus has given away over 9.3 million blankets (and counting) to children throughout the country. New blankets and afghans are lovingly handmade by volunteers and bring much comfort and joy to children who receive them. Click here to learn about Project Linus.
Project Linus has a chapter in Augusta GA that serves Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken county in South Carolina.
Our Savior's Helping Hand Fellowship assists the local Project Linus Chapter by providing disadvantaged children handmade blankets from birth to age 18. This year 1,703 blankets have already been provided to those in need. Every month newborn sized blankets made of fleece and edged in crochet are delivered to local hospital nurseries and NICUs. The Project Linus Monthly Newsletter showcases the monthly deliveries made to local agencies as well as community organizations who have come together for their own blanket day. Click here to read the latest newsletter. A print copy of the newsletter is posted on the parish hall bulletin board to keep parishioners and guests informed of the program's activities.
Anyone who can knit, crochet, sew, or tie a simple knot can make a blanket for a child in need are welcomed to participate in our monthly meetings in the church parish hall. Project Linus hosts a community blanket day every third Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm at Platts Funeral Home in Evans, GA. This is a great opportunity to work together as a group while enjoying the fellowship of like minded individuals in our area.
Click here to view the activities of the Augusta Chapter on their Facebook page.