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Project Linus

https://www.projectlinus.org

With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus collects and distributes blankets to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. Project Linus provides 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 blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

LL Students will work with a representative from Project Linus to make a no-sew fleece blanket, while learning about the organization and enjoying some hot chocolate and cookies, while they work!

Where : 175 East 96th Street (between 3rd and Lex) Party Room on Lobby Level.

LL Cares Contact: Helen Mutsch hfmutsch@aol.com

Date: Friday,  December January 22, 2016 

Time: 2:45-5:45

Who: This event is open eight students (all grades). Each child should be accompanied by 1 chaperone. 

Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.  www.volunteersignup.org/9A978 

If you participated in previous events, please allow other families a chance to sign up this month.

PLEASE NOTE: Each student will need to bring a ruler, chalk and scissors with them on the day of the event. We will buy the fabric ahead of time for all students.

There will be a cost of $10 per child to cover the cost of the fabric which can be backpacked to Helen Mutsch  c/o Brian Schlafer 5/220 at any time before the event or can be collected on the day of the event. 

If you miss out on this month’s project, don’t worry, there will be a new community service opportunity in  February!

Thanks Jamie Gordon for coordinating the coat drive! We are thrilled to announce that  75 coats were donated and will  keep fellow New Yorkers warm this winter!

Our December project was truly a wonderful and humbling experience.  Lower Lab students helped set tables, decorate cupcakes, and serve over 100 guests at the Holy Trinity Church Saturday Supper. We ended the night singing Holiday songs for the group!

If you missed this event but are interested in volunteering please call Erlinda Brent – Holy Trinity Church to schedule a date. (212)289-4100 ext 201.

If you have any questions about LL Cares or ideas for future projects, please email minamckiernan@aim.com