Project Linus Canada
We were really excited here at The Crochet Crowd when National Coordinator for Project Linus Canada, Gayleen Nixon, reached out to us and requested to be placed on our Charity Locator Map. As most of you probably know, Project Linus is our community project supported by the Crochet Cruises, having a new and fun blanket to make on each sailing. We use the project and a get-to-know each other way to meet and make new friends as each cruiser will bring along squares that are made ahead of time, then we crochet together as a community to make these blankets to be donated to various Project Linus chapters in both the US and Canada.
First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth & comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need of a hug. We do this by giving them gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created for Project Linus Canada by volunteer “Blanketeers”.
The world grows cynical, more divisive. Epithets are slung back and forth, often without regard for the realities of daily life. Through it all are the children. Mother Nature does what she does, and families, entire communities, may be swept away in mud or water, collapsed and crushed by the Earth, making itself more comfortable. Cancer, homelessness, lonely births and dying too young, life is here and now for children. There is no big picture for them. Through the upheavals great and small, affecting one family or many, people armed only with needles and hooks, yarn and fabric have been knitting, crocheting and sewing useful and comforting things for strangers in places far away, lives far from their own, even if only just across town.
We have chapters all across Canada. There is a map on our website for interested individuals to locate a chapter near you so that you can join this wonderful Charity and help brighten a child’s day with a blanket.